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Surprised by Life

10 Converts Explain How Catholic Teachings on Life Led Them to the Church


Here you’ll read the eye-opening, often heartrending life stories of ten people who struggled with some of the most difficult issues human beings face—and who, as they struggled—were drawn out of pain and darkness by the beauty of Catholic teachings about life, marriage, and human sexuality.

Dramatic and thought-provoking, these intensely personal stories address virtually every controversial issue surrounding life, including in vitro fertilization, abortion, contraception, and more.

Gathered by popular Catholic apologist Patrick Madrid, they turn on its head the oft-heard charge that Catholics embrace the Church’s teachings on life only “because they are Catholics.” These good folks show the opposite: they are Catholics because of the Church’s pro-life teachings.

Published: 2017
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Length: 208 pages
Editor: Patrick Madrid

Price: $9.99 | 10 Credits