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Surprised by Life - 10 Converts Explain How Catholic Teachings on Life Led Them to The Church - Catholic Shoppe USA

Surprised by Life - 10 Converts Explain How Catholic Teachings on Life Led Them to The Church


By Patrick Madrid

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. Softcover, 182 pages.


"Surprised by Life is a powerful group of testimonies of men and women who, by embracing the truth that all life is sacred, encountered the Truth, Jesus Christ Himself, and His Church. I enthusiastically recommend these personal stories to all who seek to proclaim and promote the Gospel of Life."

Most Rev. James S. Wall
Bishop of Gallup, New Mexico

"Surprised by Life is a powerful collection of deeply personal stories that address what is arguably the most important issue of our time. These unforgettable stories will change how you see the world."

Jennifer Fulwiler
Author of Something Other Than God and SiriusXM radio host

"The journey to the truth of life issues is also, at the same time, a journey to God. The testimonies in this beautifully written book are about this journey. Surprised by Life is a powerful and profoundly moving — an important book that I highly recommend to all who want to be surprised by life!"

Obianuju Ekeocha
Internationally acclaimed pro-life, pro-family leader, founder of Culture of Life Africa

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