Iran: Conversion of Sohrab Ahmari, Skeptical Moslems Need an Undiluted Gospel Challenge

Catholic Culture, Phil Lawler: Sometimes a good, long look in the mirror can set the stage for evangelization.

When I look in the mirror I see a mortal man: a man who will die. But I don’t want to die. How can I escape that fate?

When I look in the mirror I see a sinful man: a man who has done things of which he is ashamed. How can I be freed from that burden of guilt?

The stunning message of the Gospel provides welcome answers to those gnawing questions. I can be forgiven my sins; I can live forever. My problems may seem insoluble, but I have a Savior.

In From Fire By Water Sohrab Ahmari—who once wrote for the Wall Street Journal, then for Commentary, and now for the New York Post—tells how he came to embrace Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. In lieu of a mirror, his book offers a long, candid, and unsparing look at the young Ahmari, at the Shi’ite Muslim society into which he was born in Iran, and the secular America where he came into maturity. Story here.