Thomas Howard is a highly acclaimed writer and scholar. A convert to Roman Catholicism, he is known for his studies of C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams, as well as for books such as his Christ the Tiger (1967) and Evangelical is Not Enough (1988).

His most recent book is Dove Descending: A Journey Into T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets (2006).

His sister is well-known author and former missionary Elisabeth Elliot. His brother, David M. Howard, is also an author and former missionary.


  • Howard, Thomas (1967). Christ the Tiger: A Postscript to Dogma. J. B. Lippincott Company. Library of Congress Cat. No. 67-24008. 
  • Howard, Thomas (1969). Chance or the Dance?: A Critique of Modern Secularism. Ignatius Press. ISBN 0898702291. 
  • Howard, Thomas (1974). Once Upon a Time, God . . .. A. J. Holman Co.. ISBN 0879810327. 
  • Howard, Thomas (1976). Splendor in the Ordinary. Tyndale House Publishers. ISBN 0842364250. 
  • Howard, Thomas (1979). Hallowed Be This House. Ignatius Press. ISBN 0898702593. 
  • Howard, Thomas (1981). The Liturgy Explained. Morehouse-Barlow co.. ISBN 0819212857. 
  • Howard, Thomas (with J. I. Packer) (1985). Christianity: The True Humanism. Word, Inc.. ISBN 0849903165. 
  • Howard, Thomas (1987). C. S. Lewis: Man of Letters. Ignatius Press. ISBN 0898703050. 
  • Howard, Thomas (1988). Evangelical Is Not Enough: Worship Of God In Liturgy And Sacrament. Ignatius Press. ISBN 0898702216. 
  • Howard, Thomas (1994). Lead, Kindly Light: My Journey to Rome. Franciscan University Press. ISBN 940535734. 
  • Howard, Thomas (1995). If Your Mind Wanders at Mass. Ignatius Press. ISBN 0898707617. 
  • Howard, Thomas (1997). On Being Catholic. Ignatius Press. ISBN 0898706084. 
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