There are Catholics and non Catholics alike who take it as truth that the Catholic Church , is no place for a self-respecting, intelligent woman. Authors Jennifer Ferrara and Patricia Sodano Ireland disagree. Both were ordained Lutheran ministers. Both became Roman Catholics. Women in Search of the Truth tells their stories , and the stories of more than a dozen other educated, articulate, accomplished women who found fulfilment in the Church. While the contributors to this book come from a wide variety of religious, ethnic, socioeconomic, and professional backgrounds, these firsthand accounts share a common theme. All experienced a sense of restlessness and profound feelings of unfulfilment, until they finally came to rest in the bosom of the Church. Time and again, it was the Churchs clear and uncompromising stance on the sanctity of human life that first attracted a womans attention, and then captured her heart.
Jennifer Ferrara was a Lutheran minister for eleven years before converting to Catholicism in 1998. She is a full-time mother and part-time writer and speaker. She has written numerous articles on religion and culture.
Patricia Sodano Ireland was a Lutheran minister for ten years before returning to the Catholic Church in 1996. She enjoys writing and speaking and has published several articles on theology and preaching.