Surprised by Truth 2Author: Patrick Madrid
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication Date: 2000-10-03
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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 Catholics can use them to draw their own non-Catholic friends and relatives to the Faith.
These converts will also convince wavering Catholics to stay Catholic, and they’ll bolster the faith of Catholics when anti-Catholic arguments start to make them doubt. Readers will come away with new gratitude to God for the Catholic Faith, and with a strong new tool they can use to stand proudly for that Faith.
Francis Cardinal George, OMI Archbishop of Chicago
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.
Most Rev. Bernard Schmitt, Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston
A very useful tool in evangelization.
Most Rev. Howard Hubbard, Bishop of Albany
These forthright and courageous journeys of people who have struggled to find the path to truth are inspirational pilgrimages, making us aware of the workings of the Hound of Heaven in our lives today.
Marcus Grodi, EWTN s The Journey Home
There's hardly a better tool for communicating the fullness of the Catholic Faith than this collection of personal stories.
Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York
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.
Most Rev. Thomas Welch, Bishop of Allentown
A wonderful book to energize us born Catholics!
Patrick Madrid is a life-long Catholic. He has authored or edited 16 books on Catholic theme. Since 1996, Patrick has published Envoy Magazine, and he also serves as the director of the Envoy Institute, which is dedicated to teaching Catholics how to explain their Faith more intelligently, defend it more charitably, and share it more effectively. Commenting publicly on the effectiveness of Patrick's approach to doing apologetics, Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York, said, "How do you bring a friend or relative back into the Church? First you pray. Then, you follow Patrick Madrid's advice in [his book] Search and Rescue."