Surprised by Truth 2:15 Men and Women Give the Biblical and Historical Reasons for Becoming Catholic (Madrid)
Two Cardinals, five bishops, and scores of Catholic leaders love Surprised by Truth 2 - you will, too!
This collection of testimonies by people who've found new life in the Catholic Church is one of the most potent weapons for the Faith ever crafted! These authors don't just tell their stories - they also give you an insider's view of the fatal weaknesses in the creeds and belief systems that beckon unwary Catholics every day: Fundamentalism, New Age paganism, Mormonism, materialistic hedonism, and many others.
You'll discover why these converts forsook beliefs cherished by their families and friends in order to enter the Catholic Church. Their reasons are so compelling that you can use them to draw your own non-Catholic friends and relatives to the Faith. These converts will also convince your wavering Catholic friends to stay Catholic, and they'll even bolster your own faith when anti-Catholic arguments start to make you doubt. You'll come away with new gratitude that God has given you the Faith, and with a strong new tool you can use to stand proudly for that Faith.
"God's grace is tailored to the needs of each individual, but there is also a pattern to God's love. These conversion stories reveal that pattern."
Francis Cardinal George, OMI
Archbishop of Chicago
"There's hardly a better tool for communicating the fullness of the Catholic Faith than this collection of personal stories."
EWTN's The Journey Home
"Compelling accounts of conversion. The reader cannot help but be moved by the inspiring stories of those whose hearts and minds were 'surprised' by Truth."
Edward Cardinal Egan
Archbishop of New York
"This book truly speaks to the hunger of the human heart. I recommend it not only for RCIA programs and adult religious education, but also for the broader scope of parish evangelization efforts."
Most Rev. Anthony M. Pilla
Bishop of Cleveland
About the Author
Patrick Madrid has been a national speaker and writer for nearly 30 years and is the author of 21 books, including Why Be Catholic? and Does the Bible Really Say That?, which have sold over a million copies worldwide, including foreign-language editions. Patrick grew up in Southern California as a life-long Catholic, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Phoenix, as well as B.Phil. degree in philosophy and an M.A. degree in theology from the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. Patrick serves as an adjunct professor of theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary and has also taught theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and is a research fellow at the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Studies.
Patrick and his wife Nancy have been married for 34 years and have been blessed with 11 children and 16 grandchildren.
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