By E. Vernor Miles
ic Layman and his Conscience, by Mgr. Ronald Knox (Sheed Ind Ward, I8s.).
'HIS book of Retreats by
Mgr. Ronald Knox, publed five years after his death. not unlike "Retreat for Lay ople" published seven years D. To anyone who has not id the earlier hook. this new ok is a "must-.
t h perfect example of Mgr.
ox's gift above all other dern writers, for arousing the ate desire for holiness which is sadly dormant in most of us. achieves this by constantly nulating the mind and the tgination with a wealth of alluis and images. All are made terve his aim, to lead the reader ards the love and knowledge Co& Understanding
'his book can be given to a -Catholic with complete connee. Mgr. Knox's theology is ays accurate but he has pre'ed a remarkable understanding many of the criticisms made inst Catholics as a community. total familiarity with the entire le-and who should know it er-often enables him to re;tile, in a few simple sentences. ;ages which must have puzzled ly Catholics.
n the many thousands who still -ish the earlier book. this can
be recommended as a esher. Those who know her may be recommended to 3W the new book with the old