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Conversion: The Spiritual Journey of a Twentieth Century Pilgrim

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About The Author: Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990) was a noted journalist, reporting for the 'Daily Telegraph' and, later, as an editor for 'Punch Magazine'. He also served as television host for two interview shows. Muggeridge was known for his outrageous wit and flair for satire. Later in his life, Muggeridge came to embrace Christianity, ultimately being received into the ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published February 18th 2005 by Wipf & Stock Publishers (first published March 24th 1988)
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Dominik
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Alas, for a book that (at least according to the title) purports to be about conversion, this book sadly is much more an autobiography than a spiritual journey. Though, as an autobiography, it is unsteady, a bit over-salted with quotes from others, and oddly written in the third person, varying temporally by the author's stage of life; e.g. "The Student," "The Journalist". Given the author's status, for most of his life, as a "vociferous unbeliever" (as per the back cover) I expected more analys ...more
Jason Meyer
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
There were some spots related to specifics in the USSR that were tough to get through, but when Mr. Muggeridge returned to the meat of his conversion story, I was all-in. Many good quotes and little nuggets to extract.
Berenice Hosking
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Interesting
Martin Moleski
Jan 02, 2014 rated it liked it
An odd autobiography--written mostly in the third person. I suppose that is OK, because Muggeridge was an odd man.

I read Something Beautiful for God and wanted to find out how Muggeridge solved the problems he posed in that book when he converted to Catholicism later in life.

"The Church, after all, is an institution with a history; a past and a future. It went on crusades, it set up an inquisition, it installed scandalous popes and countenanced monstrous iniquities. Institutionally speaking, the
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Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge was an English journalist, author, media personality, and satirist. During World War II, he was a soldier and a spy. He is credited with popularising Mother Teresa and in his later years became a Catholic.