Fidelity Press author John Beaumont discusses his book The Mississippi Flows into the Tiber: A Guide to Notable American Converts to the Catholic Church.\n\nJohn Beaumont is a lawyer by training and was formerly head of the School of Law at Leeds Metropolitan University, England. He has written several books on the law of evidence and is also the author of Roads to Rome: A Guide to Notable Converts from Britain and Ireland from the Reformation to the Present Day (2010).
The main issue facing the Church is conversion. Is baptism necessary for salvation? Is it necessary for everyone? Is it necessary for the Jews? John Beaumont's compendium of American Catholic converts, The Mississippi Flows into the Tiber: A Guide to Notable American Converts to the Catholic Church, presents an exhaustive list of conversion stories which show that nothing has changed in God's eyes. The same call that Elizabeth Ann Seton answered over two hundred years ago is still answered in our day by people who know that there is only one effective response to the question, "What must I do to be saved?"