Saturday, April 08, 2006

PopeStNick5: No Price Too High

My husband and I had the pleasure of having dinner with Alex and Donna Jones, along with about ten other people, several years ago. I sat next to Donna and we had the loveliest conversation. I can't wait to check this book out from my library!

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Title: No Price Too High: The Conversion Story of Alex Jones
Author: Alex Jones
Publisher: Ignatius
Date Published: March 2006
ISBN: Price: 15.95

From the publisher:
Book Description
Alex Jones was an "on-fire" Pentecostal minister in Detroit who was a completely dedicated shepherd of his flock. He greatly loved his people and they loved him. In seeking to give his flock the most genuine experience of the early Church prayer and worship services, he carefully read Scripture, the Fathers of the Church and writings of the early saints. The more he read, the more Alex came to the startling conclusion that the present day Catholic Church - and the Holy Mass - is the same exact "worship service " from the very early Church. Alex began to share his findings with his parish, and eventually Alex, and most of his parish, joined the Catholic Church. This is his incredible story of a black Pentecostal minister's challenging and dramatic spiritual journey, and the flock that followed him. Today he preaches with his usual passion about Christ - as a Catholic deacon! This book tells the story of Alex's life from his childhood all the way to his conversion to Catholicism in 2001. It simultaneously tells the story of his wife, Donna, and her spiritual journey as well, which shows how they were not always on the same path during Alex's preparation for entering the Catholic Church. Each had to be personally, deeply convinced that this momentous, life-changing and career-changing spiritual decision was God's will for them. Illustrated with numerous photos.

About the Authors
Alex Jones grew up as a devout Pentecostal, became a devoted Pentecostal minister, and later converted to the Catholic Church. Today he is a Catholic deacon who speaks at many conferences each year around the country.
Diane Hanson is a free-lance writer from Michigan.


Anonymous said...

I saw his video, telling his own conversion story and that of his congregation. I've lent it out so many times, I'm not sure I actually have it anymore. I'll put this book on my list. Thanks for letting me know it's available, Maureen. Do you know where they attend Mass now?

(PS Just returned from the St. Louis Homeschool conference with Dr. Ray ....missed your smiling face!)

Maureen said...

I can't recall what parish he is in. I think it's in Ann Arbor.

Isn't Dr. Ray just a hoot!!! He is an excellent speaker!

Maybe I'll make the St. Louis conference next year. If not, there is a possibility that I'll put together a St. Louis literature workshop with some other Catholic homeschooling authors. It's all up in the air right now. I'll let you know.


TheDen said...


I stumbled on your blog. Deacon Jones gave a great talk at the Detroit Men's Conference this year. I believe you can listen to it on line.

I'll give you the web site if you can't find it.

He has a great story to share.


Maureen said...

Dennis, I googled it but could only come up with audio for the 2005 and previous conferences. If you could supply the website, I'll blog it. Thank you!

BTW -- My husband attended the Men's Conference this year!