What do J.R.R. Tolkien, author of Lord of the Rings; "Jane Roe" of Roe vs. Wade; Maria Von Trapp of the "Sound of Music"; Dr. Bernard Nathanson, abortion doctor who coined the phrase "pro-choice, " and John Wayne, famous Western actor have in common? All are 20th century Catholic converts.
For most of the last hundred years, know-it-alls have been predicting the end of the Catholic Church and, indeed, all organized religion. Meanwhile, a steady stream of conversions has brought the best minds of recent history into the Church. Why did they convert? Why do countless thousands still convert every year?
In these fascinating and often inspiring stories you'll find how the historical context influences conversions, how other people help the convert along the way, and how Catholicism has inspired so many great minds. Then you'll see how each of these converts has, in turn, brought something uniquely valuable into the Church.