Catholic by Choice
Why I Embraced the Faith, Joined the Church, and Embarked on the Adventure of a Lifetime
by Richard Cole
A refreshingly honest, highly relatable, and often funny story of one man's adult conversion to Catholicism and the emotional roller coaster he experienced during the process.
Catholic By Choice is a funny and joyous look at adult Catholic conversion from the point of view of a modern convert.
After a lifetime of searching, Richard Cole found what he was looking for in the most surprising of places - a small, unassuming monastery in southern Texas.
Visit author Richard Cole's website and blog for "Catholic memoirs, poetry and matters of faith."
"I don't want to exaggerate, but I honestly thought my heart was going to explode. I knew I had something beautiful in my life, a nourishment that was gradually seeping into my heart, and the more I received, the more I wanted..."
What’s it like down under where Lent is the high tide of autumn and Easter is a harvest season? And what might that remind us about Christianity?
I had fogotten that every conversion story is the same, a love story. And every conversion story is unique because each of us is uniquely different.
Reading Catholic by Choice, I was struck by Cole’s breathless amazement at things cradle Catholics may take for granted.
As a religious love story, Catholic By Choice is a charming and heartfelt book.