My "to read" pile is sky-high, currently. Yet I put all the titles aside to read Rome Sweet Home, by Scott and Kimberly Hahn, over the past three days.
The Hahns converted to the Catholic Church in 1986 and 1990. Converts to the Church, as well as cradle Catholics all over the world know them as outstanding Biblical scholars and defenders of the Catholic faith. I am thankful for them and for their story, because it reassured me as I went through my conversion (I listened to many of their CDs during those two years) and it brought me to tears many times in the past few days as I recalled all that I've been through and discovered and struggled with in my own little life.
Two things I'm thinking now that I finished the book. One, I have GOT to get my conversion testimony written down. Two, I would love for all the Catholics and non-Catholics I know to read Rome Sweet Home and tell me what they think. Oh, there's a third thing. I have resisted praying the Rosary for a long time now. We pray one decade as a family nearly every night, but I really believe Jesus is calling me to pray it on my own as well. Ack! I still feel residual doubt, fear, and hesitation - none of those from God. So we'll see what God does.