New Book ‘Ongoing Conversion: From Good to Better’ Is a Truly Inspiring Read

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This immersive religious read is a testament to one man’s great devotion to his flock.

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Throughout the centuries, various Christian denominations ranging from Catholic to Anglican have used Homilies as a way to convey God’s messages throughout the world. And throughout the centuries, devoted men and women have devoted their lives to this noble mission. “Ongoing Conversion: From Good to Better” is an inspiring compilation of homilies written by the late Fr. Henry Charles, a man who has dedicated his life to spreading the word of God.

“Ongoing Conversion: From Good to Better” is composed and delivered over a period of at least twenty years. The homilies were written out and were eventually typed up and it is possible that Fr. Charles had himself thought about publishing them. While many persons were privileged to receive emailed copies and others actually heard his preaching, the homilies were thought to be deserving of a wider audience. The homilies have been arranged thematically—On God; On Jesus; What Jesus Calls Us To Be; What Jesus Calls Us To Do; Faith; Hope; Love; Loss, Suffering, Death and Heaven; Virtues and Vices; Human Dignity; Spirituality; Church, Liturgy and Ritual and Culture Society and Leadership. There is of course considerable overlap among the various themes.

The homilies have been edited for clarity and for obvious errors and omissions in the transcripts, and some have been retitled, but they have otherwise been reproduced and stand as he wrote them. “Ongoing Conversion: From Good to Better” will appeal to catholic and Christian readers who wish to deepen their understanding of the Gospel readings and reflect on interesting and engaging interpretations of some of the parables. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
Fr. Henry J. Charles was born in Trinidad on January 9, 1944. He studied at St Mary’s College where he was awarded an Island Scholarship in Languages (Greek, Latin, and French). He received an honours bachelor’s degree in classics from University College, Dublin, Ireland followed by an STL (magna cum laude) from the Gregorian University. He pursued further graduate work in the United States receiving a master’s degree in ethics from Harvard Divinity School, and a PhD in Religious Studies (Ethics) from Yale Graduate School. He was rector of the Regional Seminary of St. John Vianney in Trinidad where he taught Ethics and Theology. He also taught theology and ethics at St. Louis University, Missouri and at the University of the West Indies and Medical Ethics at the University of the West Indies, Faculty of Medical Sciences, and Mt. Hope. He earned a JD at George Washington University, Washington DC and was admitted to practise law in New York and in Trinidad and Tobago (2001) and he also obtained an LL.M from the University College London. Fr. Charles served as parish priests in several parishes in Trinidad including Maracas-St Joseph, St. Patrick’s, Newtown, Port of Spain and St. Mary’s in Mucurapo, as well as parishes in the United States. He also served on the selection panel for the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence. Fr. Charles died on January 15 2013.

Ongoing Conversion: From Good to Better* by Fr. Henry J. Charles
The Homilies of Reverend Fr. Henry J. Charles
Publication Date: January 17, 2014
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 332 pages; 9781493158812
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 332 pages; 9781493158829
e-book; $3.99; 9781493158836

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