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

A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness - Susan Brinkmann
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
Be Watchful - Eric Sammons 
Blessings from the Battlefield - Ed. Thomas R. O'Brien
Catholic & Christian - Alan Schreck
Catholic Book of Character, The - Fr. Edward Garesche
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
Every Man's Journey - James P. Campbell
Faith Hope Love - Josef Pieper
Father The Family Protector - James B. Stenson
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 
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
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
How To Book of Catholic Devotions, The Second Edition - Mike Aqulina and Regis J. Flaherty
I Don't Like Lent - Daniel Lord S.J.
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
Man Up - Jared Zimmerer
Manual for Marian Devotion - The Dominican Sisters of Mary
Mary Help in Hard Times - Marianne Lorraine Trouve
Memorize the Mass - Kevin Vost
More Tales of Irish Saints - Alice Curtayne
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
Pierced by a Sword - Bud Macfarlane Jr. T
Point Vierge: Thomas Merton's Journey in Song - Alana Levandoski and James Finley
Rediscover Catholicism - Matthew Kelly
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
Saint Brigid The Mary of Ireland - Alice Curtayne
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Daughter of America - Jeanne Marie Grunwell
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 
Saint Teresa of Ávila Joyful in the Lord - Susan Helen Wallace
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 Golden Thread - Louis de Wohl
The Great Adventure - Jeff Cavins
The Holy Spirit - Mitch Pacwa
The Incorruptibles - Joan Carroll Cruz
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 Trials of Saint Patrick - Paul McCusker and John Rhys-Davies - Augustine Institute 
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
To Be A Man - James B. Stenson
Truth Be Told - Mark Hart
Twenty Tales of Irish Saints - Alice Curtayne
What the Saints Never Said - Trent Horn
Why the Eucharist Matters - Chris Padgett
Your Life in the Holy Spirit - Dr. Alan Schreck

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

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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