We’ve got a great line-up today: A Catholic convert, an imminent Catholic convert, and someone who I hope one day converts.
Blog: Elizabeth Esther
Elizabeth is the real-deal. And by that I mean she has had quite the life experiences, including becoming Catholic in spite of a fundamentalist Protestant upbringing. She writes with (sometimes brutal) honesty but always has solid advice (like, a true soul-mate is the man who wakes up at 2 am to care for your child). Finally, she’s going to Bolivia for a while and she will probably be reviewing my book soon (those two events are unrelated…at least I think they are).
Blog: Just Showing Up
Author: Brianna Heldt
I just discovered Brianna’s blog and am delighted. Like us, she and her husband have adopted (including children of different races), and like us, they have lots of young children. Unlike us, they just got one of those awesome vans where all the children just keep pouring out (Katie and I want one too!). As if that weren’t enough, they are adopting two more children very soon and are going to enter full communion with the Catholic Church soon! Brianna may also review my book (which would be awesome as she and her husband are life-long Protestants).
Blog: Growing Grace-full
Author: Chris Donato
Alright I admit it: I’ve been waiting to say domo arigato, Mr. Donato for months! Chris, please forgive me as we don’t really know each other, except through occasional run-ins at various apologetics blogs. And I’m sure you’ve heard that a million times throughout your life, but I can’t resist.
Chris is a Protestant guy, very smart, edited that Reformed magazine TableTalk which I haven’t read but am sure is quite a heavy-weight. I respect him because he will actually try to answer the toughest questions posed to Protestantism, and he does so without all the polemics and ad hominems that are often heard from others.