Kresta in the Afternoon – July 16, 2019 – Hour 1

+  How Acts 15 Led Me to the Church (full hour)

  • Description: After nearly 30 years as a devout Protestant, Joshua Charles decided last year to become Catholic and was received into the Church this summer. As he considered his conversion and studied the Scriptures, he was deeply impacted by the Council of Jerusalem recounted in Acts 15. He joins us with a look at how he was drawn to the Church and "slapped across the face by the Church fathers."
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    • Joshua Charles
      Joshua Charles is a Millennial author and speaker who has just become Catholic after a lifetime as a protestant. He's the author of "Liberty's Secrets: The Lost Wisdom of America's Founders," and several other books. His conversion story appears in Robert George's "Mind, Heart and Soul: Intellectuals and their Path to Rome," and you can read his Becoming Catholic blog at
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    • Mind, Heart, and Soul: Intellectuals and the Path to Rome

      In a series of fascinating interviews, a cradle Catholic (Robert P. George) and an adult convert (R. J. Snell), offer the stories of sixteen converts, each a public intellectual or leading voice in their respective fields, and each making a significant contribution to the life of the Church. Mind, Heart, and Soul is a Surprised by Truth for a new generation. It will reinvigorate the faith of Catholics and answer questions or address hurdles those discerning entering the Church may have…by people have had the same questions and the same road. While some of the converts are well-known, their stories are not. Here they speak for themselves, providing the reasons for belief that prompted these accomplished men and women to embrace the ancient faith. Included are interviews with a bishop, a leading theologian and priest, a member of the International Theological Commission, a former megachurch pastor, a prominent pro-life scholar, professors from Harvard and other universities, as well as journalists and writers, novelists and scholars. Each are interviewed by another leading scholar, many of whom are themselves converts and familiar with the hesitations, anxieties, discoveries, and hopes of those who discover the Faith. These conversion stories remind us that the Catholic Church retains her vitality, able to provide answers and reasons for hope to new generations of believers, always sustained by the Holy Spirit. It is all too-easy to become discouraged in our day and age, but God never fails to call people to Himself, as evidenced by these remarkable stories. (learn more)

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