Good Reads

Bible and Commentaries:
“My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh” (Prov 4:20-22).
 
         Ignatius Catholic Study Bible        Walking with God        A Father Who Keeps His Promises        Coming Soon
       
        The Catholic Bible Dictionary        The Navarre Bible        Bible Basics for Catholics        Praying Scripture for a Change

 

Church Documents:
“The gates of the netherworld shall never prevail against [the Church]” (Matt 16:18), “which is the pillar and foundation of truth” (1 Tim 3:15).

        Catechism        The Joy of the Gospel        Of Human Life        God Is Love

Vatican II        On the Family        Letter to Artists        Charity in Truth

 

Defending the Faith:
“Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear” (1 Pet 3:15-16).

        The Jewish Roots of the Eucharist        The Lamb's Supper         Hail Holy Queen        Handbook of Christian Apologetics

A Biblical Defense of Catholicism        Rome Sweet Home        Absolute Relativism        By What Authority

 

Evangelization:

“Then Jesus approached and said to them, All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age” (Matt 28:18-20).

Evangelizing Catholics        Go and Make Disciples        Evangelii Nuntiandi        Forming Intentional Disciples

Evangelical Catholicism        The Urgency of the New Evangelization        How to Share Your Faith with Anyone        New Evangelization

 

Fiction/Catholic Worldview:
“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” (Phil 4:8).

        The Great Divorce        Brideshead Revisited        Lord of the Rings        Father Brown

The Screwtape Letters        The Divine Comedy        Flannery O'Connor        Father Elijah

 

Historical:
“Inquire of the former generations, pay attention to the experience of their ancestors—As we are but of yesterday and have no knowledge, because our days on earth are but a shadow—Will they not teach you and tell you and utter their words of understanding?” (Job 8:8-10).

        How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization        Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Conquest of Darkness        Triumph        How the Reformation Happened

The Great Heresies        The Fathers Know Best        The Catholic Controversies        The Crisis of Christendom

 

Marriage & Relationships:
“Turn from youthful desires and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord with purity of heart” (2 Tim 2:22).

        Heaven's Song        Good News About Sex and Marriage        Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love        The Seven Levels of Intimacy

The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning        How to Find Your Soulmate without Losing Your Soul        Three to Get Married        Building Better Families

 

Prayer & Devotionals:
“When you call me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you. When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, you will find me with you, says the Lord” (Jer 29:12-14).

        The Imitation of Christ        33 Days to Morning Glory        The Soul of the Apostolate        The Rosary Handbook

The Practice of the Presence of God        Time for God        An Ignatian Introduction to Prayer        Catholic Book of Prayers

 

Saints:
“Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us” (Heb 12:1).

        Story of a Soul        True Devotion to Mary        Interior Castle        Divine Mercy

Finding Calcutta        Confessions        Saint Thomas Aquinas        Apologia Pro Vita Sua

Witness to Hope        The Way        My Life with the Saints        Journal of a Soul

 

Social Teaching of the Church:

“I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another” (John 13:34).

Solidarity        The Compendium of Social Doctrine        Adam & Eve After the Pill        Civilization of Love

Render unto Caesar        The Urging of Christ's Love        A Catechism for Business        Defending Marriage

 

Theology & Philosophy:
“It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out” (Prov 25:2).

        Theology and Sanity        Orthodoxy        Love and Responsibility        Mere Christianity

The Everlasting Man        Theology of theh Body        New Proofs for the Existence of God        Refutation of Moral Relativism

 

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