Meet Contributing Writer – Dr. Peter Kreeft

The family of writers who contribute to The Integrated Catholic Life eMagazine continues to grow.  We are excited to announce that Dr. Peter Kreeft has joined our efforts.  Dr. Kreeft is a humble and generous man of faith and an outstanding thinker and writer of all things Christian.  We are blessed to be able to share his writings here.

It was a little over 15 years ago that a friend recommended a book by Dr. Kreeft with the intriguing title of Back to Virtue.  I was captivated.  Here was a contemporary writer who could convey deep thoughts with simplicity and clarity. As I read more of his writings, I was reminded of C.S. Lewis and would soon discover why.   Dr. Kreeft has been acknowledged as one of our time’s preeminent students of Lewis.  Randy Hain and I had the privilege to become personally acquainted with Dr. Kreeft as we planned and organized a Major Speakers Conference this past November at which Dr. Kreeft was the keynote. Dr. Kreeft is a Catholic gentleman with a heart that radiates the love of Christ. We are grateful for his participation and friendship.

Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and also at the King’s College (Empire State Building), in New York City. He is a regular contributor to several Christian publications, is in wide demand as a speaker at conferences, and is the author of over 55 books including: Back to Virtue; The God Who Loves You; Heaven, The Heart’s Deepest Longing; Everything You wanted to Know About Heaven; Your Questions – God’s Answers; How To Win The Culture War; The Journey; Before I Go – Letters to Our Children About What Really Matters; and Jesus Shock.

Dr. Kreeft is a convert to the Catholic Church from reformed Protestantism. He earned an A.B. degree from Calvin College, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University, followed by post-doctoral work at Yale University. He has received several honors for achievements in the field of philosophy, including the Woodrow Wilson Award, Yale-Sterling Fellowship, Newman Alumni Scholarship, Danforth Asian Religions Fellowship, and a Weathersfield Homeland Foundation Fellowship.

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Deacon Mike Bickerstaff Editor-In-Chief, ICL

Deacon Michael Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life.™ A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Adult Education and Evangelization.

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  1. Dr. Kreeft, I am so excited that you will be contributing here!

    I have your “Making Sense Out of Suffering” on my nightstand currently.

    “Making Choices” is an all-time favorite. In fact, I’ve used it over and over with my homeschool students/children. (Especially the part on ‘simplicity’!) Your ‘heaven’ books really make me think, and I hope to work through your Summa of the Summa this summer. My college- aged daughter loves your “Before I Go” book. Thanks for taking the time to write such wonderful stuff! And welcome to the Integrated Catholic Life! 🙂

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