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.
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
Tracts which address common questions about the Catholic Faith
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
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.
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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