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Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart

A Cardinal Newman Prayer Book 

Author: John Henry Newman

Foreword by: Cyril O'Regan

Price: $16.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 288

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-0-87061-255-8

Imprint: Christian Classics

On-sale date: December 5, 2011

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Heart to Heart: A Cardinal Newman Prayer Book is a comprehensive gathering of the luminous prayers of the newly beatified Cardinal John Henry Newman. The only Newman prayer book, it is ideal for both those who love Newman’s work and for those getting to know Newman for the first time.

A priest and scholar, Newman was among the most famous modern converts to Catholicism. He was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. Newman also had a tremendous impact on such twentieth-century Christian thinkers as G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and Pope Benedict. His prayers are sincere, emotionally charged cries to God, as well as thoughtful, meditative lessons on great Christian themes like the Trinity, the Passion, the Resurrection, the Holy Spirit, the Eucharist, Mary, confession, and the saints.

Newman is still well-loved in the English-speaking world as both a writer and thinker, and as someone who loved Christ and the Church deeply. Unlike other compilations of Newman’s work, Heart to Heart is the only complete prayer book, and it offers readers many of Newman’s most famous and heart-felt prayers. The book comes with suggested devotions to help readers pray at leisure daily, weekly, and seasonally.


"Rich in content and emotion."

"I hope that this publication of the prayers of the Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman will help many people in their life of prayer. The prayers are rich in content and emotion. They can touch our hearts and raise them to God in thanksgiving and praise."

Most Reverend Vincent Nichols
Archbishop of Westminster

"A fitting celebration."

"This rich selection of prose and poetry, drawn from both Newman's Anglican and his Catholic period, is a fitting celebration of his devout and thoughtful heart in the year that follows his beatification and sees the inauguration of the first of a number of "Ordinariates" for Catholics of Anglican background throughout the world."

Rev. Aidan Nichols, O.P.
Author of Rome and the Eastern Churches

"Compassionate, intelligent and so, so beautiful."

"It was Newman who first showed our age that we have not outgrown the ancient Fathers. They speak to our particular anxieties and difficulties, and so does he. In these pages, we meet Newman the spiritual master, gracious and compassionate, intelligent and so, so beautiful to read."

Mike Aquilina
Coauthor of Take Five: Meditations with John Henry Newman

"An intimate tone while steeped in Scripture and doctrine."

"This careful arrangement of texts and translations by Newman contains many inspiring prayers. Maintaining an intimate tone while steeped in Scripture and doctrine, these prayers praise God’s beauty and providence, and take us into Christ’s suffering and Real Presence."

Fr. Juan R. Vélez
Coauthor of Take Five, Meditations with John Henry Newman

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