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Dwight Longenecker

Brought up as an Evangelical, Dwight Longenecker graduated from fundamentalist Bob Jones University. While there he became an Anglican and after graduation went to Oxford to train as an Anglican priest.   After serving for ten years as an Anglican priest he converted to the Catholic faith with his wife and family. Eventually he returned to the United States to be ordained as a Catholic priest under the special provision from Rome for married former Anglican clergy.  Fr Longenecker has written over fifteen books and booklets on Catholic spirituality, apologetics and prayer. He has authored hundreds of articles which have been published in newspapers, magazines, websites and journals in the USA and the UK. His popular blog published at the Catholic portal at Patheos is called Standing on My Head. He is a popular broadcaster, conference speaker and mission speaker.  Married with four children, he now lives in Greenville, South Carolina where he serves as pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. 
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    Mystery of the Magi

    Modern biblical scholars tend to dismiss the Christmas story of the "wise men from the East" as pious legend. Matthew's gospel offers few details, but imaginative Christians filled out the story early on, giving us the three kings guided by a magical star who join the adoring shepherds in every Christmas crèche. For many scholars, then, there is no reason to take the gospel story seriously. But are they right? Are the wise men no more than a poetic fancy? In an astonishing feat of detective w...

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    The Romance of Religion

    The Romance of Religion by Longenecker is a must-read for every believer. It takes faith and bravery to fight the good fight, but Longenecker encourages readers to harness that courage to face their fears and stand up against injustice. He draws on stories from the Bible and shows how we can create a romantic hero within ourselves when Christ’s story is applied to our lives. Don’t be fooled into thinking that religion is just a fairy tale: it’s much more than that. The Romance of Religion sho...

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