There it is — the cover of my new book, Struggle, Condemnation, Vindication: John Courtney Murray’s Journey toward Vatican II. I’m very excited about it.
There is, unfortunately, precious little public photographic record of Fr. Murray, and so the few photos of him that are out there are used repeatedly in various publications and articles. So Liturgical Press and I together commissioned the creation of a new portrait of Murray. It’s been created by Jamel Akib, an award-winning British artist and illustrator. I hope you will agree that Mr. Akib has produced an impressive portrait.
Liturgical Press’s talented creative director, Monica Bokinskie, used the portrait as the basis of a great cover. The result is something I’m proud to have my name on. I worked hard on what’s inside over a period of nearly three years, so it’s good to know it will have a cover that is so striking.
The book will be available in May, but you can pre-order it here today.