Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Catholic Reading List 2019

Catholic Reading List 2019

Over the last few years I have started the year with a reading list. I have usually read about two thirds of that list and about that many again that were not on the list. This year I am just going to keep track as I read, a list for Catholic book and a list for Catholic Fiction. The goal is just to 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. And again the Catholic Reading List 2018. The lists will be updated as each book is finished and links added as books are reviewed.

Catholic Non-Fiction
A Way Of Life For Young Catholics - Fr. Stephen Wang
7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit by Fr Richard Conrad OP part of the CTS Deeper Christianity Series
A Virgin's Courage: A Retreat Guide on St. Kateri Takakwitha - Fr. John Bartunek LC
Be Who You Are: Developing Your Christian Personality - Editor Wenceslau Vial
Be Saints! An Invitation from Pope Benedict XVI - Amy Welborn and Ann Kissane Engelhart
Called by Name: Twelve Guideline Meditations for Diocesan Priests - Michael E. Giesler
Catholic Discipline: 8 Daily Habits Towards Living a Holier Life - T.J. Burdick
Christian Fasting: Disciplining the body, Awakening the Spirit - Sr. Mary David Totah - Deeper Christianity Series 
Devotions to St Thomas Becket - John S. Hogan
Devotions to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour - Glynn MacNiven-Johnston
Do I Really Have to Give Something Up for Lent? - Sarah A. Reinhard 
Don't be afraid to be Saints Words from John Paul II and Benedict XVI - World Youth Days 1984-2008 - Pope Benedict XVI,  Pope John Paul II
Fatima A Pilgrim's Companion - David Baldwin - CTS Christian Shrines Series
Finding God in Anger and Bitterness - Nick Donnelly
From Temperament to Character: On Becoming A Virtuous Leader - Alexandre Havard
God as Father - Fernando Ocáriz
Illustrissimi: The Letters Of Pope John Paul I - Albino Luciani - Pope John Paul I
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
Glastonbury A Pilgrim's Companion - David Baldwin - CTS Christian Shrines Series
John Southworth - Michael Archer - CTS Saints of the Isles 
Life Lessons Fifty Things I Learned in My First Fifty Years - Patrick Madrid
Margaret Clitherow - Jean Olwen Maynard - CTS Saints of the Isles
Mary Mysteries of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Francesca Aran Murphy - Deeper Christianity Series
Message of Guadalupe - Gillian Rae - CTS Christian Shrines Series
Message of Walsingham The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham - R.W. Connelly - CTS Christian Shrines Series
My Queen, My Mother A Living Novena - Marge Steinhage Fenelon 
New Mediterraneans: Discoveries Which Change The Landscape In The Interior Life, Under The Guidance Of St Josemaría - Lucas Buch  
Purgatory: A Mystery of Love - Donncha Ó hAodha - CTS Deeper Christianity  
Remember Your Death: Memento Mori A Lenten Devotional - Theresa Aletheia Noble FSP
Remember Your Death Memento Mori Journal - Theresa Aletheia Noble
Rome A Pilgrim's Companion - David Baldwin - CTS Christian Shrines Series
Saints of the Roman Calendar - Nicholas Schofield - CTS Living the Liturgy
Santiago de Compostela The Pilgrim Way of St James - David Baldwin  - CTS Christian Shrines Series
The Bishop of the Abandoned Tabernacle: St. Manuel Gonzaalez Garcaia Selected Writings - Victoria Schneider 
The Church's Year Unfolding the Mysteries of Christ - David W Fagerburg - CTS Deeper Christianity Series
The Faithful Steward: A Lenten Retreat Guide On St. Joseph Fr. John Bartunek LC
The Lamb Will Conquer: Reflections on the Knock Apparition - Nigel Woollen
Understanding the Diaconate: Historical, Theological, and Sociological Foundations - W. Shawn McKnight
Why I Love Being Catholic: Dynamic Catholic Ambassadors Share Their Hopes and Dreams for the Future - Matthew Kelly
Why pilgrimage? -  David Baldwin - CTS Christian Shrines Series

Catholic Fiction
Tortured Soul - Theresa Linden 
Toward the Gleam - T.M. Doran 
The Mainland: It Has Begun - Sara Francis - The Terra Testimonies Book 2
A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter M. Miller Jr. - St. Leibowitz Book 1
The Warm Sand - J.F. Powers
Relic of His Heart - Jane Lebak
Even A Stone - Jane Lebak - Seven Archangels Book 2.2
Winter Branches A Short Story - Jane Lebak - Seven Archangels Book 2.4
Hired Man: Two companion short stories to An Arrow In Flight - Jane Lebak - Seven Archangels Short Stories
Damage - Jane Lebak - Seven Archangels Short Stories
Seven Angels Short Story Bundle - Jane Lebak - Seven Archangels Short Stories
I Am God's Storyteller - Lisa M. Hendey and Eric Carlson 
The Substance of Things Hoped For: Short Fiction by Modern Catholic Authors - John B. Breslin SJ, Editor
Once Only - Jane Lebak - Seven Archangels Short Stories 5.5
The Scarlet Cross - Liam N. Martin  - Christendom Saga Book 1
Saving Mount Rushmore - Andrea Jo Rodgers - Saint Michael the Archangel Academy Mission 1
Honest And For True - Jane Lebak - The Adventures of Lee and Bucky Book 1.0
With Two Eyes Into Gehenna - Jane Lebak
Upsie-Daisy - Jane Lebak - The Adventures of Lee and Bucky Book 0.5

Over the last two years I also had the goal of reading the Catechism in a yearnot only did I make it through the Catechism, I also read The CompendiumDOCATYOUCAT, Catholic Christianity. So this year I will start with the An Introduction to Catholicism for Adults edited by Rev.James Socias, and then 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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