In The Catholic Church and Conversion, Chesterton’s brilliance as a writer and thinker again shines through as he explains his understanding of Catholicism and the Catholic Church, and how her appeal to reason and truth eventually won him over. For Chesterton, a man misses the point of it all unless he acts on two essentials at the heart of conversion. He describes these in his own words: “One is that he believes it to be solid objective truth, which is true whether he likes it or not and the other is that he seeks liberation from his sins.” These two reasons are why Chesterton became a Catholic, and are what he describes in his unique and colorful way in this book.
Foreword by Hilaire Belloc
Foreword to the new edition by Dale Ahlquist