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From Fire, By Water: An Evening with Sohrab Ahmari
May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
On Saturday, May 4th, come join us for an evening with Sohrab Ahmari as he recounts his pivotal conversion story, as told in his most recent book, From Fire, By Water.
His books will be available for purchase at the event.
6:00pm Doors Open, Reception
7:00pm Talk by Sohrab Ahmari
8:15pm Book Signing
“Sohrab Ahmari is emerging as one of the finest minds and writers of his generation,
and the story of his conversion recounted here will stay with the reader for a very long time.”
–Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, from the Foreword
Sohrab Ahmari was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church.
In From Fire, by Water, he recounts this unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass. At once a young intellectual’s finely crafted self-portrait and a life story at the intersection of the great ideas and events of our time, the book marks the debut of a compelling new Catholic voice.
Sohrab Ahmari is an Iranian-American journalist, editor, and author of nonfiction books. He is currently the op-ed editor of the New York Post and a contributing editor of the Catholic Herald. Previously, he served as a columnist and editor with the Wall Street Journal opinion pages in New York and London, and as a senior writer at Commentary magazine. Ahmari co-edited the 2012 book Arab Spring Dreams, an anthology of essays by young Mideast dissidents. Ahmari’s book, The New Philistines, a polemic on how identity politics are corrupting the arts, was released on October 20, 2016 from Biteback Publishing. In January 2019, Ignatius Press published his spiritual memoir, From Fire, by Water, about his conversion to Roman Catholicism.