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Talk: Sohrab Ahmari, Author of From Fire by Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith

Sunday, March 17, 2019, 02:00pm
St. Cecilia Hall
Thomas Aquinas College


Sohrab Ahmari is an Iranian-American journalist, editor, and author of nonfiction books. A contributing editor of the Catholic Herald, he has previously served as a columnist and editor with the Wall Street Journal opinion pages in New York and London, and as a senior writer at Commentary magazine. In January 2019, Ignatius Press published his spiritual memoir, From Fire by Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith, about his conversion to Roman Catholicism. 

Refreshments will be served following Mr. Ahmari’s talk.

Copies of From Fire by Water will be available for purchase.

Please RSVP online.


For further information, please contact Mrs. Anne Forsyth,
Director of College Relations

Sohrab Ahmari is emerging as one of the finest minds and writers of his generation, and the story of his conversion recounted here will stay with the reader for a very long time.

— Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
From the Foreword

From Fire, By Water is not so much about Sohrab Ahmari but about the work of divine grace in his soul disposed to hear God's voice calling him with immeasurable and enduring love. It is the story of the journey of faith in which it is always God Who first calls us to believe in Him and place all our trust in Him. The same humility before God, which disposed the author to respond to God's call, permits him to give a most compelling and indeed inspiring account of how he came to know God, to love Him and to serve Him with all his heart. The author's extraordinary gift for writing truly approaches, as best as one can at any given time, a true account of the incomparable beauty of the reality he recounts.

— Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke