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From White Supremacist to Catholic Writer

Joseph Pearce

Joseph Pearce, an accomplished writer best known for his literary biographies, tells of his own conversion from disillusioned, hate-filled young man to committed follower of Christ. Here he presents his early life, which included a stint in a skinhead band, white supremacist activity, violent demonstrations, and time spent in prison, and how he eventually embraced God’s grace and mercy. Joseph is one of the most prolific Catholic authors of our time and now serves as senior editor for the Augustine Institute.


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The role of the Rosary in the transformation of Joseph Pearce brought me to tears. Elizabeth - Pasco, WA
Simply amazing! I highly recommend this talk, which is so fitting for our times. Phil - Philadelphia, PA
Even in darkness, light can be found. A moving story of grace and plentiful redemption. Jane - Kansas City, MO
St. Paul had a tremendous conversion experience. I'm sure Joseph Pearce can relate to him. Norm - Biloxi, MS
What a surprise to hear his story! The power of suffering and good holy books changed this man's life -- and is influencing thousands and thousands more! Theresa
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I grew up with a brother and friends who listened to the punk band that Joseph Pearce sang in. I witnessed and was also pulled in by dark forces in my adolescence as a result of family and cultural dysfunction. As a young adult I danced back and forth with the Catholic faith of my childhood until my own life traumas and hurts finally brought me to my knees, and ultimately back to the pew. Joseph's CD shows us not only the power of our faith (and our faith COMMUNITY - our Catholic FAMILY) but allows us to understand how the forces of darkness work on the most vulnerable and how God's grace works to save us, sometimes through miraculous signs. I am buying this cd for some of the young men in my life/family who are desperately seeking intiation and a sense of belonging, and finding only shallow or unhealthy responses to this quest via the culture. The spiritual quest is the ultimate! And our Catholic faith is the richest tradtion to support our journey. Thank you Joseph Pearce for sharing your story! Alison - Bend, OR