Why did I become a Catholic?
Part 4 ( go to part 1)

Resources for Further Investigation

Please follow the links I've provided below.

You may also want to walk into a Catholic Church when nobody else is there, and sit down for a little bit and see if you can sense the presence of Christ there.

Or do the opposite and try to tell yourself that you are absolutely alone in that big place. I bet you'll be surprised to find it impossible to believe that.

Then just listen for the voice of the Lord speaking to your heart. Maybe you'll hear nothing. Or maybe the ground will shift under you!

May God bless you and guide you on your journey.

Free podcasts

7 Reasons to be Catholic by Dr. Peter Kreeft

Testimony of Scott Hahn, former Presbyterian minister (Right click to save link to disk)

The Journey Home Testimonies of converts to the Catholic Church from various backgrounds

Open Line A call-in radio talk show with a different host each day of the week

Catholic Answers Live A call-in radio talk show including programs specifically for non-Catholics

You Tube Videos

7 Reasons to be Catholic Same contents as the podcast above

Testimony of Scott Hahn, former Presbyterian minister

Testimony of Michael Cumbie, former Baptist minister

Testimony of Tim Staples, former Assemblies of God minister

Testimony of Jeffry Hendrix, former United Methodist minister

Testimony of Alex Jones, former Pentecostal minister

Testimony of Barry Metzentine, former Mormon

Testimony of Dr. Kevin Vost, former Atheist

Free online resources

The Coming Home Network For clergy and lay people considering the Catholic Church

Why I'm a Catholic - Catholic Conversion Stories New stories added regularly

Catholics Come Home Something for both non-Catholics and former Catholics

Bible Christian Society Lots of free articles and audio downloads

Biblical Evidence for Catholicism Catholic Apologetic Blog

Catechism of the Catholic Church Online version of the Catechism which explains exactly what the Church believes

Web Sites and Forums

Catholics Come Home Something of interest for Catholics, Protestants, Atheists and Catholics who haven't been to church in a long time.

The Coming Home Network International Forums Most members are former Protestants who converted to the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Answers Forums The web's largest discussion group on Catholic topics. Members from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Recommended books and resources

Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words

Surprised by Truth: 11 Converts Give the Biblical and Historical Reasons for Becoming Catholic

Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism

Chosen: How Christ Sent Twenty-Three Surprised Converts to Replant His Vineyard

Atheist to Catholic: 11 Stories of Conversion

By What Authority? an Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition

Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic

Catholicism and Fundamentalism: The Attack on "Romanism" by "Bible Christians"

If Protestantism is True: The Reformation Meets Rome

Eucharistic Miracles

Bleeding Hands, Weeping Stone: True Stories of Divine Wonders, Miracles and Messages

The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church

Eusebius: The Church History

Bones of St. Peter

Why Catholic Bibles are Bigger

Come on In, It's Awful

Catholicism for Dummies

Catechism of the Catholic Church: Second Edition

Compendium : Catechism of the Catholic Church

Youcat (Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church)

Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor: How I Discovered the Hidden Treasures of the Catholic Church

Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic DVD

You may be also interested in my article about some Japanese Catholic history called Kirishitan Sites in Tokyo.

Part 1: My Story
Part 2: Part 2: My Reasons for joining the Catholic Church
Part 3: Other Issues which cannot be ignored
Part 4: Resources for Further Investigation

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers.

The New International Version (NIV) is the most popular version of the Bible among Evangelical Protestants. My personal favorites have always been the New American Standard Bible (NASB) and the King James Version (KVJ) which I also quoted in this article.


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