How does hatred toward all peoples of all faiths transform into a profound love of Christ and his Church?
After a family tragedy propels him into years of hatred toward religion, Andrew Bowen realizes that he has a choice: either graduate to a violent, militant form of anti-theism, or uncover a path toward peace, reconciliation, and personal conversion.
Choosing peace, Andrew embarks on a year-long journey called Project Conversion that radically transforms him and his family when he immerses himself in 12 faiths and philosophies he once abhorred.
For each month, he completely immersed himself in the lifestyles, practices, culture, and beliefs of one religion/philosophical system in order to better understand and connect with his former enemies from the inside out.
The monthly schedule was as follows:
February: The Baha’i Faith
July: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Now that the year is over, Andrew writes on Christian themes in both fiction and non-fiction genres, and speaks about his conversion to the Catholic Church. His journey was featured in many publications, including the Washington Post, The Charlotte Observer, The Vatican Insider, The American Baha’i, NPR’s Interfaith Voices, and many more. You can read all of his blog posts from 2011 on this website. Also be sure to pick up his memoir, Project Conversion: One Man, 12 Faiths, One year and stay tuned for part 2 of his conversion journey, The Chisel and the Stone!