K. V. Turley writes in the Catholic Exchange on a surprising conversion but note also the response of the literary competition judge.
Recently, I heard of a judge of literary prizes who, when asked how quickly she knew a book was going to be a ‘winner’, replied: ‘After eight.’ Eight chapters? No. Eight pages? No. Eight paragraphs? No. Eight lines… Just a few days ago, a book arrived in the mail. It was a copy of Night’s Bright Darkness – a Modern Conversion Story by Sally Read, recently published by Ignatius Press. On opening it, after just eight lines, I knew.