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NEW BOOK: From Atheism to Catholicism, with Foreword by Marcus Grodi

Marcus Grodi
August 31, 2017 No Comments


We’re excited to announce the new book from EWTN Publishing, From Atheism to Catholicism: Nine Converts Explain Their Journey Homewith a foreword by Coming Home Network Founder and President Marcus Grodi.  With testimonies by Dr. Kevin Vost, Joseph Pearce, Holly Ordway and others, it’s a great resource that helps show how atheists from a number of different backgrounds overcame their resistance to faith and ended up as grateful members of the Catholic Church.

A lot of us who have loved ones who profess atheism wonder if there’s any getting through to them, and we’ve done our fair share of trying to argue friends and family home to faith with little success.  Reading these stories can serve as an encouragement that God has his own mysterious ways of touching lives with His grace that we may never understand, and help give us hope that He’s not done reaching out to the people we love.  It’s also a great resource for readers who consider themselves to be atheist or agnostic, because it introduces them to real people who came from their backgrounds and who can explain why they didn’t believe, and why they do today.

In the book, you’ll meet, among others:

  • The atheistic Jew who sparked the conversion of a fellow atheist, and led him into the priesthood.
  • The Nietzsche-loving bodybuilder whose atheismwas upended by St. Thomas Aquinas.
  • The hardened, anti-Catholic, neo-Nazi convict who shed his vices and became a celebrated Catholic author.
  • The commune-dwelling hippie socialist who is now a happy Catholic husband and father.
  • The once militant, gay atheist who is now “Christ’s willing captive”

And more!

As Marcus writes in the foreword, “A conversion story is miraculous because it points to the undeserved work of God’s grace; and it is powerful because it has the capacity to be used by grace to change other people’s lives.”  From Atheism to Catholicism: Nine Converts Explain Their Journey Home is now available in the CHNetwork Online Store, as well as local Catholic bookstores everywhere.

Marcus Grodi

Marcus received his BS degree from Case Institute of Technology in Polymer Engineering and worked for six years as an engineer. During this time, he was involved in a variety of Protestant youth and music ministries. He then received his Master of Divinity Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and was ordained to the Protestant pastoral ministry. During his more than fifteen years of youth, young adult, and pastoral ministry, his main emphasis was church and lay spiritual renewal. Marcus, his wife Marilyn, and their two older sons, JonMarc and Peter, were received into the Catholic Church on December 20, 1992. Their third son, Richard, entered through baptism.

Marcus now serves as the Founder / President of The Coming Home Network International, a non-profit, Catholic, lay apostolate aimed at helping other Christians, both clergy and laity, explore the Catholic Church. He also hosts The Journey Home, a weekly live television program, and Deep In Scripture, a weekly live radio program, both on EWTN. He is the author of Thoughts for the Journey Home, What Must I Do to Be Saved?, the novels How Firm a Foundation and Pillar and Bulwark, and the editor/author of Journeys Home and Journeys Home II. He has taught courses in catechetics, youth ministry, leadership, and theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and the Pontifical College Josephinum. He has written regular articles for Catholic Answers Magazine, as well as other Catholic publications.


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