Surprised by Truth

11 Converts Give the Biblical and Historical Reasons for Becoming Catholic
Book cover: 'Surprised by Truth: 11 Converts Give the Biblical and Historical Reasons for Becoming Catholic'
Author(s): 
Patrick Madrid (ed.)
Copyright: 
1994
Publisher: 
Basilica Press
Series: 
Surprised by Truth
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
269 pages
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Review: 

These are relatively short (usually about 20 or 30 pages each) autobiographical essays from Catholic converts. The stories cover a numer of converts who are becoming well-known for their vibrant Catholic ministries of various sorts, and so you may have heard the names Marcus Grodi, James Akin, Steve Wood, Tim Staples and Dave Armstrong before). Because of the variety of authors, the reading levels and vocabulary used vary greatly - some are simple and succinct and others more complex - but all are compelling in their own way; all help to shed more light on what it means to be a Catholic and why the Catholic Church is so different from other beliefs. Although primarily intended for adults, the book would make excellent apologetics reading for high schoolers because it provides a wealth of information and "holy ammunition" in intellectual battles with non-Catholics.

Perspective: 
Catholic
Review Date: 
4-26-01
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