He endures much suffering and family strife, but God continues to lure him forward. Finally, through an amusing act of providence he gets lost and discovers a Buddhist Monastery. But the path is blocked by an enormous bull that has escaped from a local ranch and so he continues down the road until he reaches a Norbertine Abbey. After some fits and starts, a new man emerges, the new creation in Christ. At the end of the book he writes to his father, "The Catholic Faith truly must be the Pearl of Great Price, because it cost me everything I had to get it."
I'm always gratified by a good conversion story. Such stories offer grace made visible, the living faith moving in lines across a page. Please check it out. The book resounds with the Holy Spirit, and is so much more worthy than what we typically read.