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Monday, 1 January 2018

Catholic Reading List 2018

Catholic Reading List 2018



The last two years I had a plan at the start of the year. Read more Catholic Books.  It started in 2016 with  A Year Of Reading Intention – Catholic Reading, and then it continued on 2017 with Catholic Reading List 2017. In 2016 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 in 2017 I started with 51 books on my list and ended up with well over 175 Catholic books read and over 130 reviewed. So this year in 2018 There will be a number of carry over reviews and books to be read This is my starting point!


20 Answers Apparitions & Revelations - Michael O'Neill
20 Answers Bible Prophecy - Jimmy Akin
20 Answers Homosexuality - Jim Blackburn
20 Answers Jehovah's Witnesses - Trent Horn
20 Answers Mormonism - Trent Horn
20 Answers The Church - Trent Horn
20 Answers The Reformation - Steve Weidenkopf
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ABCs of the Christian Life: The Ultimate Anthology of the Prince of Paradox - G.K. Chesterton
Alvaro del Portillo The Power of Humility - Helena Scott and Ethel Tolansky
A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness - Susan Brinkmann
A Book of Martyrs: Devotions to the Martyrs of England, Scotland and Wales - John S. Hogan
A Friar's Tale - John Collins
A Landscape With Dragons: The Battle for Your Child's Mind - Michael O'Brien
A Man Cleansed by God - John E. Beahm
Abandonment to Divine Providence - Jean Pierre de Caussade
Back to the Basics - Oliver Tuazon and Roque Carballo
Behold Your Mother - Tim Staples
Benedict XVI - Ethel Tolansky and Helena Scott - CTS Biographies
Be Watchful - Eric Sammons 
Beyond Sunday: Becoming a 24/7 Catholic - Teresa Tomeo
Blessings from the Battlefield - Ed. Thomas R. O'Brien
Blessed James Alberione Media Apostle - Anne Eileen Heffernan - Encounter the Saints Book 32
Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan - Helena Scott and Ethel Tolansky - CTS Biographies
Catechism of the Catholic Church Second Edition - Pope John Paul II 
Catholic & Christian - Alan Schreck
Catholic Book of Character, The - Fr. Edward Garesche
Catholic Christianity Getting Started - Catholic Truth Society
Children of the Last Days - Michael O'Brien
Church Militant Field Manual - Richard Heilman
Cultivating Virtue: Self-Mastery with the Saints - Anonymous
Divine Renovation - James Mallon
Divine Mercy in My Pocket - Marianne Lorraine Trouvé
Docilitas: On Teaching and Being Taught - James Schall
Doors in the Walls of the World: Signs of Transcendence in the Human Story - Peter Kreeft
Edmund Arrowsmith - John S. Hogan - CTS Saints of the Isles Series
Every Man's Journey - James P. Campbell
Faith Hope Love - Josef Pieper
Father Damien de Veuster Apostle to the Lepers  Glynn MacNiven-Johnston 
Father The Family Protector - James B. Stenson
Finding Life's Purpose: Inspiration for Young People - Pope Benedict XVI
Five Loaves and Two Fish: Meditations on the Eucharist - Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen van Thuan
Force For Good: The Catholic Guide to Business Integrity - Brian Engelland  
From Slave To Priest - Sr. Caroline Hemesath
From Islam to Christ: One Woman's Path through the Riddles of God - Derya Little 
Fr Willie Doyle & World War I: A Chaplain's Story - K.V. Turley
Foundations of the Faith: God, Christ, and the Church - Jeff Vehige - Find the Faith Book 1
Full Armor of God, The. Defending Your Life From Satan’s Schemes - Larry Richards
Further Up & Further In: Understanding Narnia - Joseph Pearce 
God Is Love - Pope Benedict XVI - Deus Caritas Est
Good 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
Habemus Papam! Pope Benedict XVI - Regina Doman and Sean Lam 
Happy Are You Poor: The Simple Life and Spiritual Freedom -  Father Thomas Dubay
Hail Mary Our Mother in Heaven - Daniel A. Lord
Happy Catholic - Julie Davis
Healing From Heaven - Suzanne R. Jamail
Heroic Catholic Chaplains: Stories of the Brave and Holy Men Who Dodged Bullets While Saving Souls - Thomas J. Craughwell
How To Book of Catholic Devotions, The Second Edition - Mike Aqulina and Regis J. Flaherty
Humanae Vitae - Pope Paul VI
I Hate Christmas! How to Identify and Overcome Your Inner Christmas Villain - Paul E. Nowak
I Don't Like Lent - Daniel Lord S.J.
Irish Saints for Boys and Girls - Alice Curtayne and Eileen Coghlan
In Conversation with God Volume 2 Part 2 Eastertide - Francis Fernandez
In Conversation with God Volume 6 Part 2 Special Feasts April - June - Francis Fernandez
In Conversation with God Volume 3 Part 2 Weeks 7 - 12 in Ordinary Time - Francis Fernandez
In Conversation with God Volume 4 Part 1 Weeks 13 - 18 in Ordinary Time - Francis Fernandez
Invest Yourself: Daring to Be Catholic in Today's Business World - John M Abbate
Josemaria Escriva - Helena Scott and Ethel Tolansky - CTS Biographies
Keeping Mary Close: Devotion to Our Lady through the Ages - Mike Aquilina and Frederick W. Gruber
Lent with Saint Anthony: Daily Reflections - Pat McCloskey, OFM
Life's Greatest Lesson - Allen Hunt
Living Fruitfully Generosity Learning From the Saints - John S. Hogan
Living Fruitfully Patience Learning from the Saints - Christopher Mc Camley
Living Fruitfully Self-Control Learning From the Saints - John S. Hogan
Living Fruitfully Chastity Learning From the Saints - Fr John McKeever
Living Fruitfully Joy Learning From the Saints - Paul Grogan
Love's True Meaning: The message of Humanae Vitae 50 Years On - Fr. Anthony Doe
Man Up - Jared Zimmerer
Manual for Marian Devotion - The Dominican Sisters of Mary
Mary Help in Hard Times - Marianne Lorraine Trouve
Mary: God's Yes to Man: Encyclical Letter: Redemptoris Mater - Saint John Paul II
Mary and the Christian Life: Scriptural Reflections on the First Disciple - Amy Welborn
Memorize the Mass - Kevin Vost
More Tales of Irish Saints - Alice Curtayne
Moving in the Spirit - Richard J. Hauser
Navigating the Interior Life. Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God- Daniel Burke and Fr. John Bartune
Our Father Reflections on the Lord's Prayer - Pope Francis
Paul VI - Anthony Symondson - CTS Biographies
Pierced by a Sword - Bud Macfarlane Jr. 
Pius XII - Ethel Tolansky and Helena Scott - CTS Biographies
Point Vierge: Thomas Merton's Journey in Song - Alana Levandoski and James Finley
Pope Francis: I Believe in Mercy - Regina Doman and Sean Lam
Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion - Matthew Kelly
Reading the Catechism: How to Discover and Appreciate its Riches - Petroc Willey
Rosarium Virginis Mariae On The Most Holy Rosary - Pope John Paul II
Roses Among Thorns - St. Francis de Sales
Saxum: The Life of Alvaro del Portillo - John F. Coverdale
Saint Anthony of Padua - Sylvia Vecchini and Antonio Vincenti - CTS Saints for Kids
Saint Brigid The Mary of Ireland - Alice Curtayne
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Daughter of America - Jeanne Marie Grunwell
Saint Francis of Assisi Gentle Revolutionary - Mary Emmanuel Alves - Encounter the Saints Book 4
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Cecchina's Dream - Victoria Dority and Marylou Andes
Saint Catherine of Siena - Alice Curtayne
Saint Ignatius of Loyola For the Greater Glory of God - Donna Giaimo and Patricia Edward Jablonski - Encounter the Saints Book 8
Saint Juan Diego And Our Lady of Guadalupe - Josephine Nobisso
Saint Maximilian Kolbe Mary's Knight by Patricia Edward Jablonski and Karen Ritz - Encounter the Saints Book 10 
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque - Emily Beata Marsh and Dani Lachuk 
Saints of North America - Jean Olwen Maynard
Saints of South Asia - Jean Olwen Maynard
Saints of Africa - Jean Olwen Maynard
Saints of the Roman Canon - Julien Chilcott-Monk - Living the Liturgy
Saint Teresa of Ávila Joyful in the Lord - Susan Helen Wallace
Saint Philomena - Alice Curtayne
Staircase for the Sisters - Pamela Love and John Joseph
St. Brigid of Ireland - Alice Curtayne 
Saint Brigid The Mary of Ireland - Alice Curtayne
St. Francis of Assisi - Alice Curtayne
St. Paul - Mitch Pacwa
St. Robert Bellarmine - Shaun McAfee 
St. Therese of Lisieux The Way of Love - Mary Kathleen Glavich
Super Girls and Halos: My Companions on the Quest for Truth, Justice, and Heroic Virtue - Maria Morera Johnson
The Apostles and Their Times - Mike Aquilina 
The Body Under the Bridge  - Paul McCusker
The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order - Scott Hahn
The Fourth Cup: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper and Christ's Crucifixion - Scott Hahn 
The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity: How the Modern Culture Is Robbing Billions of People of Happiness - Matthew Kelly
The Eternal Revolution - Paul E. Nowak
The Golden Thread - Louis de Wohl
The Great Adventure - Jeff Cavins
The Holy Spirit - Mitch Pacwa
The Incorruptibles - Joan Carroll Cruz
The Life and Letters of Father Damien, Apostle of the Lepers Joseph Damien De Veuster Edited by Paul E. Nowak
The Mindful Catholic Finding God One Moment at a Time - Dr. Gregory Bottaro
The Peace Promise: Trusting God to Solve the Unsolvable - John Kuypers
The Perfect Joy of Saint Francis - Felix Timmerman
The Real Story of Catholic History - Steve Weidenkopf
The Rhythm of Life - Matthew Kelly
The Secret Life of John Paul II - Lino Zani
The Story of Job - Regina Doman and Ben Hatke 
The Story of Knock - Alice Curtayne
The Trials of Saint Patrick - Paul McCusker and John Rhys-Davies - Augustine Institute 
The Way of the Christian Samurai: Reflections for Servant-Warriors of Christ - Paul E. Nowak
The Way of the Heart - Henri Nouwen
The Our Father: Our Prayer To God - Daniel A. Lord SJ
The Hail Mary: Our Mother In Heaven - Daniel A. Lord SJ
Theology for Beginners - Frank Sheed
Thirsting for Prayer - Jacques Philippe
This Tremendous Lover - Eugene Boylan
Those Who Saw Her Apparitions of Mary - Catherine Odell
To Be A Man - James B. Stenson
Truth Be Told - Mark Hart
Twenty Tales of Irish Saints - Alice Curtayne
Vaughan: His Life, Work and Mission -  Robert O'Neil
What the Saints Never Said - Trent Horn
Why the Eucharist Matters - Chris Padgett
Working Well, Working For Love: On The Sanctification Of Work In The Teachings Of St Josemaría Escrivá - Javier López Díaz
YOUCAT Confession - YOUCAT Foundation 
Your Life in the Holy Spirit - Dr. Alan Schreck

Fiction:
Mission Libertad - Lizette M Lantigua 
Stealing Jenny - Ellen Gable
Emily’s Hope - Ellen Gable
The Other Side of Freedom - Cynthia T. Toney
6 Dates to Disaster - Cynthia T. Toney - Bird Face Book 3
Tales from the Brackenwood Ghost Club - Andrew M. Seddon
The Manual Beyond - Derya Little - Kayan Kronicles Book 1
The Ambit Above - Derya Little - Kayan Kronicles Book 2
Jacob's Ladder - Manuel Alfonseca 
Testing Liberty - Theresa Linden - Chasing Liberty Book 2
Image and Likeness: Literary Reflections on the Theology of the Body - Edited by Erin McCole Cupp and Ellen Gable
Anyone But Him - Theresa Linden
Margo's Diary & Notebook - Corinna Turner - I Am Margaret Companion
The last of her Kind - A.K. Frailey
Two Fallen Worlds 1 Lost - Derya Little
Two Fallen Worlds 2 Found - Derya Little
Secrets Visible & Invisible - Catholic Teen Books Anthology
Life-Changing Love: A novel about Dating, Courtship, Family, and Faith - Theresa Linden
Just a Servant - Patricia Moore
Rightfully Ours - Carolyn Astfalk
Fight for Liberty - Theresa A. Linden - Chasing Liberty Book 3.0
A Battle for the Faith: Two Short Stories -  John Paul Wohlscheid and Theresa Linden
Bound to Find Freedom - Theresa Linden - A Chasing Liberty Short Story
A Symbol of Hope - Theresa Linden
Battle for His Soul - Theresa Linden - West Brothers Series Book 3
The Priest and the Peaches - Larry Peterson
Shadows and Light - Larry Peterson - The Demons of Abadon Volume 1
Father Sir Volume - Larry Peterson - The Demons of Abadon 2
Maybe This House is Haunted - Larry Peterson - The Demons of Abadon Volume 3
Leave Abadon or Die - Larry Peterson - The Demons of Abadon Volume 4
The Demons of Abadon - Larry Peterson - The Complete Series
Bulletproof Vestments - Jane Lebak - Father Jay  Book 1
The Boys Upstairs - Jane Lebak - Father Jay  Book 2
A Different Heroism - Jane Lebak - Father Jay  Book 3
Birthday Secrets - Corinna Turner - I Am Margaret Short Story
The Whisper in the Ruins - Lisa M. Hendey and Jenn Bower - Chime Travelers Book 3
The Mystery at Midnight - Lisa M. Hendey and Jenn Bower - Chime Travelers Book 4
A Soldier Surrenders: The Conversion of St. Camillus de Lellis - Susan Peek - God's Forgotten Friends Lives of Little-known Saints Book 2
Finnian and the Seven Mountains Issue 1 - Philip Kosloski and Michael Lavoy
Staircase for the Sisters - Pamela Love and John Joseph
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In 2018 I am starting with 70 non-fiction and 3 Fiction on the list. Of those about 20 have already been read and are just awaiting reviews. But I know the list will grow. And this year I am really going to try and clear up the whole starting list. But for each book i read I usually fine at least 2 more I want to read. 

Last year I also had the goal of reading the Catechism in a year, not only did I make it through the Catechism, I also read The Compendium, DOCAT, and YOUCAT. So this year I will start with the Catechism again and see where it goes from there.   

On a side note I was asked to come up with a Top 10 Catholic Books List, it was not an easy task. It actually took a couple of weeks for me to narrow down the list. And I will continue to post a Top Ten Fiction and Top Ten Non-Fiction each Quarter.



 

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