Father Longenecker’s long awaited conversion story is out now! There and Back Again tells the story of Fr Longenecker’s upbringing in an Evangelical home, his years at Bob Jones University, then his trek to England, Oxford and ordination as a minister in the Church of England before his reception into full communion with the Catholic Church and his eventual return to the USA to be ordained as a Catholic priest.
"There and Back Again is unflinching and tremendous, yet it preserves the enchanting innocence of someone simply in love with the Lord. Honest, provocative, and full of plot. Father Longenecker has that rare ability to defend the faith and tell a good story at the same time."
— Tyler Blanski, Author, An Immovable Feast
"Frank, forthright, and utterly captivating, Father Longenecker chronicles his quest for truth from his youth to his ordination to the Catholic priesthood. I couldn't put it down. It touched every emotion."
— Johnnette Benkovic Williams, Founder and President, Women of Grace
"Written by a master storyteller, this highly engaging work tells of the Hound of Heaven's long, adventurous pursuit of Father Dwight. Told with robust wit and poignancy, Father Longenecker's story reveals the life-changing reasonableness of the Catholic faith."
— Dan Burke, President, Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation
"This is more than an autobiography. It's a spiritual epic. There's war and peace. There's wisdom and whimsy. Above all, there's love. Thank God Father's story isn't over yet. We need another volume—at least."
— Michael Warren Davis, Author, The Reactionary Mind; Contributing Editor, The American Conservative
"Father Dwight has written one of the most comedic conversion stories I've ever read. His thoroughly enjoyable autobiography is a rollicking read. Best read wearing a smoking jacket, with pipe and scotch in hand."
— Marcus Grodi, Host, EWTN's TheJourney Home
"Father Longenecker is such a fine writer that his story has the riveting pacing of a good novel. It is full of the good humor that is the fruit of true humility and shines forth in the spirit of irrepressible joy with which he takes the road to Rome. It is this indomitable joy, the mark of the true disciple, that makes the reading of this book such a joyride."
— Joseph Pearce, Author, Faith of Our Fathers: A History of True England