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Atheist to Catholic: Stories of Conversion

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Most of the former atheists in this book had investigated religion's claims to truth, rejected them—and were shocked to then find themselves turning to faith. Some of these stories come from: A university professor unexpectedly attracted to the faith when a student described her retreat at a monastery. A young woman impressed by a colleague's Mass attendance: "I wanted to ...more
Paperback, 115 pages
Published March 9th 2011 by Servant
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Aug 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Conversion stories are endlessly fascinating to me. In this book, eleven atheists tell their stories of how they discovered truth, goodness and beauty in the Catholic Church. The people telling their stories in this collection come from different backgrounds and work in various professions: there’s a physicist, a psychologist, an artist, a musician, a language professor, a lawyer and a science fiction writer. And though each person’s story is unique, they all embark on an open search for truth – ...more
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book contains stories that inspire; they make us understand what it is about the Catholic faith that draws people to God. In each of the stories there are reasons why the person does not believe or gave up believing in a 'supreme being' but that tends to 'eat at their inner being'; they then realize they are seeking something 'bigger than themselves'. The ways they find the Church vary but at the core of it is their search for truth and love which they discover in the Catholic Church. In a ...more
Catherine Cavanagh
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
On a recent plane trip I needed something to read, so I began re-reading 'Atheist to Catholic' on the Kindle. It was just as good a read the second time around as I remembered it being the the first time.
Like other reviewers of this book I find conversion stories endlessly fascinating, both from the perspective of the inner workings and longings of the human heart and from the perspective of a patient, merciful, listening and very active God.
Each one of the conversion stories is a worthwhile re
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very easy to read, and I think that 'first person accounts' of meaningful personal experiences are always interesting. I liked this book also because it provides a contrast to some of the arguments for atheism that I have read from people such as Laurence Krauss and, especially, Richard Dawkins. Of course, this may be because the writers here sometimes start from a position of indifference and possibly hostility and report that what they experience is humbling as well as enlightening. However, I ...more
Jan 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Here's a short book of testimonials written by well-educated people about their conversion from atheism to Roman Catholicism. Though each author's conversion was prompted by unique circumstances, several themes recur across the stories.

Catholic apologists like G.K Chesterson wrote about the human condition with far greater eloquence and accuracy than most champions of atheism. Roman Catholicism offered a sophisticated way of understanding the meaning of life, and so ended feelings of meaningles
May 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book, quick read, and I identified with much of what was written. Very neat to read the stories of other atheist to Catholic converts.
Monice O Oliphant
A book of hope

I loved reading about each person's conversion story. It is easy to read, and is a book of hope. I recommend it.
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