These well-written conversion stories answer the questions: Which church was founded by Jesus Christ? Who has the authority to interpret Scripture? The answer is clear: the one and only Catholic church. The converts come from diverse backgrounds: some were Presbyterian ministers, one was Jewish. This book is so interesting and powerful, I finished it in one day. Then I decided to convert to Catholicism. Surprised by Truth is a powerful tool for evangelizing Jews, Protestants, and fallen-away Catholics.
I saw the reviews on this book and knew I needed to read it. I only saw one negative review; someone who said that the converts presented in the book were not "fully" immersed in true protestantism. As a former Protestant who was raised in the faith, studies apologetics, studies scripture, and studied the reformers, I had (and still have) a dynamic and lasting relationship with our Lord. I also know that the questions that are asked in this book helped propell me to a fuller understanding of Christianity. These converts (and now me) asked the hard questions, and answered them honestly. They ended up "in Rome" because they have the honesty to look into our comon history and recognize that the Lord did not wait 1500 years to provide us with the truth. He provided it in a Church, a Rock, an apostolic tradition, that continues today. This book brought me to true Christianity....Catholic Christianity!