According to Mark Shea we are “sensible blokes!” I don’t know about John, but I’ve been called a lot worse! Mark Shea is one of the giants of Catholic Apologetics – he’s widely read, seen and heard. Converts make the best apologists you know. We should all have the same passion for the faith!
I’m my circle of faithful friends I’ve noticed a crucial difference between many of the cradle Catholics and adult converts. Many people who grew up in the Church accept the faith because they grew up with it. Adult coverts, especially people who converted from being mere Christians or Protestants, know the faith. They’ll engaged their mind and heart in search for the truth and found it in the Catholic Church. They see the richness of Scripture and Church tradition and they know it not only in the sense of believing, through their study and reflection they see it is true.
Mark Shea has written some great books about his journey. I also recommend the following:
The Lamb’s Supper by Scott Hahn
Rome Sweet Home by Scott and Kimberly Hahn
The Salvation Controversy by James Akin
All these were written by converts to Catholicism. Their intellectual rigor and sincerity of faith is truly inspiring!