Customer Reviews for

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

Average Rating 5
( 8 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(7)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 – 6 of 7 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2003

    confused!!

    I am a southern baptist, trying to see if I could find any merit in Catholicism. I am probably going to convert after some more research. This book shed light on things that I was unclear about my whole life. I am going to do further research, but Surprised by Truth is a wonderful place to start.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2002

    Deepening my understanding of being Catholic

    The stories of the Eleven authors were all very different but at the same time similar. They all spoke to the very essence of being a catholic and why. The book completely stimulated my desire to understand more deeply about my faith.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2000

    Fantastic

    Madrid does a Great job explaining Protestant beliefs and misconceptions from a Protestant point of view. Most Catholics don't truly understand the bias' of other Faiths towards them. Patrick Madrid explains with the experiences and stories of several converts, how people of Protestant faiths are taught misconceptions and told not to question inconsistencies in their own faith. Using his own experiences and hours and years of research and soul searching, he backs up his beliefs with historical data and quotes from Scripture. My own experience of being raised Catholic and marrying a deep-faithed Baptist, has helped me to examine my own faith and to try and understand the differences in other faiths. 'Suprised by the Truth' is a great eye-opening book for anybody struggling with their Faith!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2000

    Great reading, couldn't put it down.

    After reading the numerous convert stories I realized what a treasure we have as Catholics. To see all the struggles those converts had before they reached the Truth, made me promise never again to take my Catholic faith for granted. A must read!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    This is a good book. Patrick Madrid is awesome.

    This is a good book. Patrick Madrid is awesome.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Highly Recommended!

    I absolutely devoured this book. I am a cradle Catholic and it helps me to understand more of my Catholic Faith, but it also reaffirms the passion I have for it. It is wonderful for those of us who have been Catholic all our lives to help us know how to respond wisely and respectfully when we are challenged by those from other faiths. So very interesting to have the point of view of someone who was once on the "other side". Very well done, an easy and wonderful read. I cannot wait to read the next two. For anyone considering entering the Catholic Church, please give it a read! It can answer so many questions for you, from folks who have been just where you are. It is SO worth it.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 – 6 of 7 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1