Surprised by Truth

11 Converts Give the Biblical and Historical Reasons for Becoming Catholic

Over 300,000 copies sold!

Yes, this is that book you’ve been hearing about. Surprised by Truth, Patrick’s Madrid’s first book, is a powerful collection of 11 testimonies of former Evangelical Protestants who converted to the Catholic Church. These deeply personal conversion accounts are unlike any you’ve ever read. They’re packed with biblical, theological, and historical proofs for Catholicism. Each year, many thousands of atheists, Evangelicals, Mormons, Fundamentalists, Pentecostals, and other non-Catholics are being surprised by Catholic truth, and these converts tell you why.

In his foreword, Dr. Scott Hahn described his reaction to Surprised by Truth, saying, While reading each of these incredible journeys I laughed, cried, grunted affirmations, and basically relived my own journey into the Catholic Church. I heard echoes of my own struggles in their words. I relived the anguish I experienced on that lonely and sometimes frightening path of conversion, and I relived the deep, abiding joy of coming home. But enough. Read these stories. They’re prayerful, heavy-on-doctrine, evangelical, scriptural witnesses of people who discovered that what they had once thought was the most ‘unbiblical’ church is really the Church of the Bible.”‘

Contributors include: Marcus Grodi, Steve Wood, Tim Staples, Al Kresta, and Dr. Paul Thigpen

280 pages, soft cover

Special Notes:
Signed by the author. Shipped via UPS or USPS priority mail.

Price: $19.99


4 Responses to “Surprised by Truth”
  1. Ricky Jones says:

    Patrick, I found your book at a thrift store and I was really “Surprised by Truth!” As a convert I loved the book since I could relate to the struggles of the authors. Thanks for putting together these testimonies. A great witness to the Truth! I just wrote a review of your book on my website.

  2. ronika says:

    I have not read this book (yet) but I am a ‘fan’ of Patrick Madrid’s work. I am disappointed (somewhat) because I heard of this book as I was searching for something that my son might read (I’m hoping for his conversion). However, this book apparently speaks of people who actually already ‘belonged’ to the Christian faith and had some truth (just not all of it). My son believed in God once (I think), went somewhat atheistic, and now believes there’s a God somewhere but he dumped us here and “why would a big God be concerned about us little nothings?”.

  3. This book is what changed my mind and heart and started me on the road that led me to where I am today, serving as a Deacon in the Dallas Diocese. I have placed a link to this website from mine. I’ve passed this book on to friends and family and said, “This is why.” To answer, why I became a Catholic.