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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
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7 Words on Marriage - Father Ivano Millico - Living the Sacraments Series
7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit by Fr Richard Conrad OP part of the CTS Deeper Christianity Series
A Brief History of English Catholicism - Nicholas Schofield - CTS Concise Histories
A Virgin's Courage: A Retreat Guide on St. Kateri Takakwitha - Fr. John Bartunek LC
A Way Of Life For Young Catholics - Fr. Stephen Wang
A Month with Mary: Daily Meditations for a Profound Reform of Heart in the School of Mary - Don Dolindo Ruotolo  
Abba's Heart: Finding Our Way Back to the Father's Delight - Neal Lozano and Matthew Lozano 
Be Strong in the Lord: Spirituality for Men - Harold Burke-Sivers 
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
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Man of the Beatitudes - Fr. Tim Deeter
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 
Christian Meaning of Time - David W. Fagerberg - CTS Deeper Christianity Series
Companion to Saint Joseph: Father, Worker and Guardian of our Redeemer - J.B. Midgley - CTS Companions 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
Edith Stein, Marcel Callo, Titus Brandsma Victims of the Nazis - The Catholic Truth Society - 20th Century Martyrs
Edmund Campion - Alexander Haydon - CTS Saints of the Isles
Eucharistic Miracles - Joan Carroll Cruz
everyone's way of the cross - Clarance Enzler
Fatima A Pilgrim's Companion - David Baldwin - CTS Christian Shrines Series
Favorite Prayers to St. Joseph Compiled from Traditional Sources- TAN Books
Finding God in Anger and Bitterness - Nick Donnelly
Finding God in Times of Stress - Fr. Antonio Ritaccio
Finding God When Prayer Doesn't Work - Nick Donnelly 
Forgiving Mother: A Marian Novena of Healing and Peace - Marge Steinhage Fenelon
Forty Martyrs of England and Wales - James Walsh - CTS Saints of the Isles Series
From Temperament to Character: On Becoming A Virtuous Leader - Alexandre Havard
Fruits of the Holy Spirit: Living a Happy Life - Stratford Caldecott - Deeper Christianity
God as Father - Fernando Ocáriz
God’s Birthday Why Christ Was Born on December 25 and Why it Matters - Taylor R. Marshall 
Guadalupe: The Freedom of Loving - Cristina Abad Cadenas
Heavenly Hosts: Eucharistic Miracles for Kids - Kathryn Griffin Swegart
How to Get the Most Out of the Eucharist - Michael Dubruiel
How to Make Great Decisions - Fr. Mike Schmitz
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
In Conversation with God Volume 6 Part 1 Special Feasts January - March - Francis Fernandez 
In Conversation with God - Volume 2 Part 1: Lent & Holy Week - Francis Fernandez
In Conversation with God Volume 6 Part 2 Special Feasts April - June - Francis Fernandez
In Conversation with God Volume 2 Part 2 Eastertide - 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 2 Ordinary Time Weeks 19-23 - Francis Fernandez
In Conversation with God Volume 7 Part 1 Special Feasts July - September - Francis Fernandez
In Conversation with God Volume 5 Part 1 Ordinary Time Weeks 24-28 - Francis Fernandez
In Praise of the Useless Life: A Monk's Memoir - Paul Quenon
Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within - Dr. Taylor R. Marshall
Inseparable: Five Perspectives on Sex, Life, and Love in Defense of Humanae Vitae - Edited by Todd Aglialoro and Stephen Phelan 
Introduction to Catholicism for Adults - James Socias 
Glastonbury A Pilgrim's Companion - David Baldwin - CTS Christian Shrines Series
Jean Vanier Logician of the Heart - Michael W. Higgins
Jerzy Popieluszko: Victim of Communism - Grazyna Sikorski - CTS 20th Century Martyrs
John Henry Newman Apostle to the Doubtful Biographies - Meriol Trevor and leonie Caldecott - CTS Biographies 
John Ogilvie: A Jesuit in Disguise, 1579-1615 - Eleanor McDowell - Saints of the Isles
John Southworth - Michael Archer - CTS Saints of the Isles
Les Costello Canada's Flying Father - Charlie Angus
LETTERS TO A SAINT Letters from Guadalupe Ortiz to St Josemaria Escriva - Maria Del Rincón and  Maria Teresa Escobar
Life Lessons Fifty Things I Learned in My First Fifty Years - Patrick Madrid
Margaret Clitherow - Jean Olwen Maynard - CTS Saints of the Isles
Mary in the Liturgy - David W. Fagerberg - CTS Deeper Christianity Series
Mary Mysteries of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Francesca Aran Murphy - Deeper Christianity Series
Meditations on the Passion: The Way of the Cross - Susanna Tamaro
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
My Russian Way: A Spiritual Autobiography - Alexandre Havard
Newman: His Life and Legacy - Ian Ker - CTS Biographies 
New Mediterraneans: Discoveries Which Change The Landscape In The Interior Life, Under The Guidance Of St Josemaría - Lucas Buch
Our Lady of Good Help: Prayer Book for Pilgrims - Edward Looney 
Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena - Marge Fenelon
Poland: A Pilgrim Companion - David Baldwin - CTS Christian Shrines Series
Prayer in the Family - John Viatori and Beth Viatori - CTS Family Matters Series
Praying 15 Days with St. Josemaria Escriva - Guillaume Derville  
Purgatory: A Mystery of Love - Donncha Ó hAodha - CTS Deeper Christianity
Rediscover the Saints - Matthew Kelly  
Remember Your Death: Memento Mori A Lenten Devotional - Theresa Aletheia Noble FSP
Remember Your Death Memento Mori Journal - Theresa Aletheia Noble
Robert Southwell - Fiorella De Maria - CTS Saints of the Isles
Rome A Pilgrim's Companion - David Baldwin - CTS Christian Shrines Series
Saint Joseph: Help for Life's Emergencies - Kathryn J. Hermes - Stories and Prayers.
Saint José Boy Cristero Martyr - Fr. Kevin McKenzie
Saint Maximillian Kolbe Martyr of Charity - James E. McCurry
Saint Thomas More - Alvaro De Silva - CTS Saints of the Isles 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
Stations of the Cross & Resurrection - J.B. Midgley
Take Five: On-The-Job Meditations with St. Ignatius - Mike Aquilina and  Kris D. Stubna
Take Five: Meditations with John Henry Newman -  Mike Aquilina and Juan Velez
Take Five: Meditations with Pope Benedict XVI - Mike Aquilina and Kris D. Stubna
Tales of a Magic Monastery -Theophane the Monk
The Autobiography of St. Anthony Mary Claret - Louis Joseph Moore (Translator)
The Bishop of the Abandoned Tabernacle: St. Manuel Gonzaalez Garcaia Selected Writings - Victoria Schneider
The Church and the Roman Empire 301–490: Constantine, Councils, and the Fall of Rome - Mike Aquilina Reclaiming Catholic History Series
The Church's Year Unfolding the Mysteries of Christ - David W Fagerberg - CTS Deeper Christianity Series
The Faithful Steward: A Lenten Retreat Guide On St. Joseph Fr. John Bartunek LC
The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise - Robert Cardinal Sarah 
The Lamb Will Conquer: Reflections on the Knock Apparition - Nigel Woollen
The Little Way of St Therese of Lisieux: In Her Own Words - Thérèse de Lisieux
The Role of a Christian Father - Keith Chappell - CTS Family Matters Series
The Sinner's Guide - Venerable Louis of Granada
The Strong Saint Abba Moses - Bishop Serapion Of Thmuis
The Way of the Cross - Saint Alfonso María de Liguori - Catholic Way Publishing Edition
The Way of the Cross: With text from the Scriptures - Charles J. Keating
Thomas Merton Faithful Visionary -  Michael W. Higgins
Understanding the Diaconate: Historical, Theological, and Sociological Foundations - W. Shawn McKnight
Whatever Happened to Friendship? - Henry Menzies
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
Way of the Cross - Saint Josemaria Escriva
Why We Need the Holy Spirit: 40 Days to a Deeper Encounter with the Lord and Giver of Life - Chris Padgett
Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word 2019 Canadian Edition Ed. Elaine Park
Your Life Is Worth Living: 50 Lessons to Deepen Your Faith - Fulton J. Sheen
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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
Forever And For Keeps - Jane Lebak - The Adventures of Lee and Bucky Book 2.0
Belt of Truth - Theresa Linden - Armor of God Book 1
Saving the Statue of Liberty - Andrea Jo Rodgers - Saint Michael the Archangel Academy Mission 2
An Arrow In Flight - Jane Lebak - Seven Archangels Book 1.0
Transfer Complete - J.S. Criado - Memories of Twilight Book 1
The Last Victim in Hichester - Sarah Flanagan - The Brothers Mecarnin Book 1
Tortured Soul - Theresa Linden
Perilous Days - Kathryn Swegart - Brave Hearts Book 1
Martyrs - Kathryn Griffin Swegart - Brave Hearts Book 2
Staircase for the Sisters - Pamela Love and John Joseph
A Truly Raptor-ous Welcome - Corinna Turner - unSPARKed Book 2
For Eden's Sake - T.M. Gaouette
Breach! Corinna Turner - unSPARKed Book 0 
A Most Dangerous Innocence - Fiorella De Maria
Nicholas Gilroy: Viva Christo Rey - Father Stephen Gemme and Deacon George O'Connor
The Sleeping Witness A Father Gabriel Mystery - Fiorella De Maria
Power Engaged - J.S. Criado - Memories of Twilight Book 2
Do No Harm -  Fiorella De Maria 
Rain in Hell: A Short Story - Jane Lebak
Gifts: Visible & Invisible - Catholic Teen Books Anthology
Poor Banished Children - Fiorella De Maria
Finnian and the Seven Mountains Issue 2 - Philip Kosloski and Michael Lavoy
We'll Never Tell Them - Fiorella De Maria
The Vanishing Woman - Fiorella De Maria - Father Gabriel Mystery Book 2
Father William's Daughter - Fiorella De Maria
Ella's Promise - Ellen Gable - Great War Great Love Book 3
Saint Clare and Her Cat - Dessi Jackson and Martina Parnelli 
All in Good Time - Carolyn Astfalk 
Under the Watchful Sky - Roger Thomas - Watchful Sky Series Book 1
The Accidental Marriage - Roger Thomas
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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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