Sunday, 1 January 2017

Catholic Reading List 2017

Catholic Reading List 2017

At the beginning of the year in 2016 I created a reading list of Catholic books I wanted to finish. I called it a A Year Of Reading Intention – Catholic Reading. I started with 32 books on this list. But the list kept growing both from recommendations from others and from the books being read. Including a few Catholic fiction books I managed to read 73 Catholic books over the year, and review most of them. So continuing the new tradition here is my 2017 reading list:

1001 Reasons Why It's Great to be Catholic! - Robert M. Haddad
20 Answers Mary - Tim Staples

20 Answers Miracles - Karlo Broussard
20 Answers The Papacy - Jim Blackburn
20 Answers the Eucharist - Trent Horn
20 Answers God - Trent Horn
20 Answers The Sacraments - Fr. Mike Driscoll
20 Answers Salvation - Jimmy Akin
20 Answers End of Life Issues - Jason Negri
20 Answers Divorce and Remarriage - Jim Blackburn
20 Answers Death and Judgement - Trent Horn
20 Answers Islam - Andrew Bieszad
20 Answers Faith and Science - Trent Horn
A Donkey at the Waterwheel - Malcolm M. Kennedy
A Friar's Tale - John Collins
Advent Meditations with Fulton J. Sheen
A Landscape With Dragons: The Battle for Your Child's Mind - Michael O'Brien
A Man Cleansed by God - John E. Beahm

A Man Who Knew How to Forgive - Francesc Faus
A Practical Guide to Discern God's Will - Philip Kosloski

Abandonment to Divine Providence - Jean Pierre de Caussade
Back to the Basics - Oliver Tuazon and Roque Carballo
Be Holy A Catholics Guide to the Spiritual Life - Thomas G. Morrow
Behold Your Mother - Tim Staples
Catholic & Christian - Alan Schreck

Catholic Book of Character, The - Fr. Edward Garesche
Children of the Last Days - Michael O'Brien
Choosing Happiness: Working Within - Francisco Ugarte

Church Militant Field Manual - Richard Heilman
Cultivating Virtue: Self-Mastery with the Saints - Anonymous
Divine Renovation - James Mallon
Docilitas: On Teaching and Being Taught - James Schall

Every Man's Journey - James P. Campbell
Faith Hope Love - Josef Pieper
Father The Family Protector - James B. Stenson
From Slave To Priest - Sr. Caroline Hemesath
The Incorruptibles - Joan Carroll Cruz
Full Armor of God, The. Defending Your Life From Satan’s Schemes - Larry Richards
God or Nothing - Cardinal Robert Sarah
God Who Loves, The - Shane Kapler
God's Healing Mercy - Kathleen Beckman
God's World and Our Place In It - Fulton J. Sheen
Happy Are You Poor: The Simple Life and Spiritual Freedom -  Father Thomas Dubay
Happy Catholic - Julie Davis
How to Become A Heroic Catholic - Catherine Stewart

How to Read Your Way to Heaven - Vicki Burbach
How To Book of Catholic Devotions, The Second Edition - Mike Aqulina and Regis J. Flaherty
In Conversation With God Volume 1 Part 2 Christmas and Epiphany - Francis Fernandez
In Conversation With God Volume 3 Part 1 Ordinary Time Weeks 1-6 - Francis Fernandez

In Conversation With God Volume 6 Part 1 Special Feasts January to March - Francis Fernandez
Life's Greatest Lesson - Allen Hunt
Live Well Today - Fr. Thomas Dailey
Man Up - Jared Zimmerer
Manual for Marian Devotion - The Dominican Sisters of Mary

Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet - Shane Kapler
Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy Missionary Handbook - Michael E. Gaitley

Memorize the Mass - Kevin Vost
Navigating the Interior Life. Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God- Daniel Burke and Fr. John Bartunek
Oscar Romero: Prophet of Hope - Roberto Morozzo della Rocca

Pierced by a Sword - Bud Macfarlane Jr. T
Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion - Matthew Kelly
Rosarium Virginis Mariae On The Most Holy Rosary - Pope John Paul II
Roses Among Thorns - St. Francis de Sales 

Seeking Christ in Reading - Rev. Eugene Boylan 
Seven Words of Jesus and Mary Lessons on Cana and Calvary - Fulton J. Sheen
Seven Words of Jesus and Mary - Fulton J. Sheen
Stop Worrying and Start Living 365 Daily Readings - Gary Zimak

Sermons of St. Francis de Sales For Lent - Francis de Sales
St. Paul - Mitch Pacwa 
Ten: How the Ten Commandments Can Change Your life - Mary Elizabeth Sperry
The Archbishop and I: My Childhood Friend Fulton J. Sheen - Margo Weber Nassar
The Body Under the Bridge  - Paul McCusker
The Catholic Perspective on Paul: Paul and the Origins of Catholic Christianity - Taylor R. Marshall
The Deacon Reader - James Keating
The Golden Thread - Louis de Wohl
The Great Adventure - Jeff Cavins
The Holy Spirit - Mitch Pacwa
The Perfect Joy of Saint Francis - Felix Timmerman
The Rhythm of Life - Matthew Kelly
The Secret Life of John Paul II - Lino Zani
The Way of the Heart - Henri Nouwen
Theology for Beginners - Frank Sheed

Thirsting for Prayer - Jacques Philippe
This Tremendous Lover - Eugene Boylan
To Be A Man - James B. Stenson
Truth Be Told - Mark Hart
Way of the Cross - Saint Josemaria Escriva

Why the Eucharist Matters - Chris Padgett
Way of Wonder: Wisdom from G.K. Chesterton
You're Amazing: A Message of Hope That Will Change Your Life Forever - Justin Fatica

Your Life in the Holy Spirit - Dr. Alan Schreck

The Strangers at the Manger - Lisa M. Hendey and Jenn Bower

Bane's Eyes - Corinna Turner - I Am Margaret Book 4
Angelhood - A.J. Cattapan
7 Riddles to Nowhere - A.J. Cattapan
I Thirst - Gina Marinello-Sweeney - Veritas Chronicles Book 1 
Saving Faith - T.M. Gaouette - Faith and Kung Fu Book 2
a.k.a. Genius - Marilee Haynes
Patrick and the Fire - Cornelia Mary Bilinsky and Maggie Coburn
Brigid and the Butter - Pamela Love and Apryl Stott
Pictures of Me - Marilee Haynes
Saint Magnus The Last Viking - Susan Peek
Genius Under Constriction - Marilee Haynes
Quetzalcoatl's Zahir - Manuel Alfonseca
The Shop of Ghosts - G.K. Chesterton

I am starting with 51 books on the list and it will likely grow, as 19 of these are carry over from the list that grew last year Looking forward to the challenge. And also reading the Catechism in a year. I was also asked to come up with a Top 10 Catholic Books List, not an easy task.


Marian Green said...

That's amazing. I couldn't possibly read that many books in a year. I might get through ten or so if I work hard.
What would be your three best recommendations from last years ? Maybe I could start there .


Steven R. McEvoy said...

Here are my top 10 from last year Top 10 Catholic Books from 2016. They were all excellent.