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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Just One Book - Just One Catholic Book


Just One Book
Just One Catholic Book

A few months ago I was challenged to pick my Top Ten Catholic Books. And it really got me thinking. And I have had a lot of feedback on the post. So my question to you is if you could only pick 1 Catholic book to read what would it be?

Please post in comments, one book only please.


Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2017 Catholic Reading Plan!

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Steven R. McEvoy

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21 comments:

R. M.A. said...

Spiritual Combat
L. Scupoli

Steven R. McEvoy said...

RMA - It is in my to be read pile. Thanks.

Dan Hubert said...

The Lamb's Supper - Scott Hahn

Dan Hubert said...

The Lamb's Supper - Scott Hahn

Margo said...

Life of Christ - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Author T.M. Gaouette said...

The Holy Bible - RSV

Chiara Finaldi said...

The privilege of being a woman, by Alice von Hildebrand

Unknown said...

Theology of the body for beginners by Christopher West

Unknown said...

Theology of the body for beginners by Christopher West

Anthony P said...

The Everlasting Man by GK Chesterton

Amanda said...

Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Jacques Philippe

Mia said...

The Imitation of Christ: Thomas Kempis

Caroline Shaw said...

True Devotion to Mary by St Louis Grignon de Montfort

John Giartonia said...

Hail, Holy Queen by Scott Hahn

John Giartonia said...

Hail, Holy Queen
By Scott Hahn

Roberta Lala said...

True Devotion to Mary.
Saint Luis De Montfort

John Torquil said...

Fill These Hearts by Christopher West

Corinna Turner said...

It's a tie between 'A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation' by St Thomas More and 'The Prayers & Meditations of St Anselm' by, you guessed it, St Anselm!

Skipper said...

Seriously... did I read through all these, AND on LinkedIN, and no one wrote 'the Bible'? OH, this IS a CATHOLIC response!! LOL.... From my just completed MA Theology program, the required study bible for the program is the Catholic Study Bible, 3rd Ed; New York: Oxford UP, 2010 Print. The 'Reading Guide' is sufficient background on scripture history, literature, and general explanation to provide any reader a stronger background in scripture reading. Footnotes in each biblical book lend to immediate expanded comprehension of the verses. The paper of each page lends to underlining, notations, and highlighting. Belongs on every desk, every bedside, or every reading table, where ever one sits and reads. Use the paper copy. Software changes make the electronic books vulnerable to constant software updates and loss of any longitudinal info one may wish to retain.

Steven R. McEvoy said...

Skipper, I am keeping track from here, Facebook, LinkedIN and Google+. The bible has been mentioned 5 times. and a few people said 'other than the bible' ...

Chris Trummer said...

Yes, I assumed that you meant "other than the Bible" (especially since the Bible is not a book but a collection of books and other literary works).

My book is, hands down, "Transformation in Christ" by Dietrich von Hildebrand. A masterpiece on moral and spiritual growth by the greatest Catholic philosopher of the 20th century.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said, "When the intellectual history of the Catholic Church in the 20th century is written, Dietrich von Hildebrand's name will be the most prominent." Also, Pope Pius XII once referred to Hildebrand as "the 20th century doctor of the Church".