Roderick Strange has gift for writing about complex matters in a graceful and accessible way.
Stunning writing . . . simple and accessible prose that left me wanting more.
'His text flows effortlessly and its message is conveyed with clarity, very much in the way that Newman recommended for preachers.'
I have not been unsympathetic to Newman since I first discovered him in my late teens. But, for a long time now (possibly all the 32 years I have served as a priest in the CofE) I have been resistant, knowing quite a lot about him, but appreciating him, as it were, at a distance. Your book has changed all that, and enabled me to open the door wide; and for that I'm immensely grateful. Like a two-edged sword slipping in between soul and spirit, it spoke to me not just because you've written it so fluently, but because I've seen the whole man for the first time, the whole heart of the man, and felt what anchored him, and how deep over the years that anchor sank.