Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Catholic Reading List 2020

Catholic Reading List 2020

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. last year and 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 2017Catholic Reading List 2018, and Catholic Reading list 2019. The lists will be updated as each book is finished and links added as books are reviewed.

Catholic Non-Fiction
20 Answers Faith & Works - Jimmy Akin - 20 Answers Series from Catholic Answers
A Blessed Lent Meditations on the Readings and Prayers of the Mass - Fr Philip G. Bochanski CO
A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament - Brant Pitre and John Bergsma
A Storybook of Saints - Elizabeth Pham
Anthony of Padua - Jude Winkler - CTS Great Saints
Antonio Rosmini - J.B. Midgley
Benedict Patron of Europe - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
Bernard of Clairvaux - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
Blessed Virgin Mary Devotional - Wyatt North
Canadian Saints Kids Activity Book - Bonnie Way and Katherine Babcock
Ceremonies Explained for Servers: A Manual for Altar Servers, Acolytes, Sacristans, and Masters of Ceremonies - Bishop Peter Elliott
Companion to the Angels A little Handbook on the Truth about Angels - J. B. Midgley - CTS Companions Series
Companion to the Feasts of Mary - J. B. Midgley - CTS Companions
Companion to the Passion of Our Lord - J.B. Midgley - CTS Companions
Confession - Advice and Encouragement from Pope Benedict XVI - Fr Donncha Ó hAodha 
Consecration to St. Joseph - Donald H. Calloway
Dewi Sant: St David Patron of Wales - J.B. Midgley
Dominic - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints 
Epic Saints Wild, Wonderful, and Weird Stories of God's Heroes - Shaun McAfee
everyone's way of the cross - Clarance Enzler
First Fridays & First Saturdays The Devotions Explained - Catholic Truth Society
Frances Taylor - Sr Eithne Leonard - CTS Saints of the Isles
From the Depths of Our Hearts: Priesthood, Celibacy and the Crisis of the Catholic Church - Pope Benedict XVI and Robert Cardinal Sarah
Fulton Sheen - Louise Merrie - CTS Biographies
Gemma Galgani: Gem of Christ - John Paul Kirkham - CTS Great Saints
George: Patron of England - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
G.K. Chesterton - Karl Schmude - CTS Biographies
Heart Beats: Spiritual Being Human Journey - A.K. Frailey
Hilaire Belloc - Karl Schmude - CTS Biographies
History of the Mass Explained - Charles Wentworth Dilke - CTS Explanations
How Saints are Canonised - Christopher Keeffe
Immortal Combat: Confronting the Heart of Darkness - Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Impossible Marriages Redeemed - Leila Miller -  They Didn't End the Story in the Middle
In Conversation With God Volume 1 Part 2 Christmas and Epiphany - Francis Fernandez
In Conversation with God - Volume 2 Part 1: Lent & Holy Week - Francis Fernandez
In Conversation with God Volume 2 Part 2 Eastertide - Francis Fernandez
In Conversation With God Volume 3 Part 1 Ordinary Time Weeks 1-6 - Francis Fernandez
In Conversation with God Volume 3 Part 2 Weeks 7 - 12 in Ordinary Time - Francis Fernandez
In Conversation with God Volume 6 Part 1 Special Feasts January - March - Francis Fernandez
In Conversation with God Volume 6 Part 2 Special Feasts April - June - Francis Fernandez
John Baptist de la Salle - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
Saint Josephine Bakhita: A Survivor of Human Trafficking - Jean Olwen Maynard - CTS Biographies 
Lent and Easter: Catholic Customs and Traditions - Joanna Bogle
Lenten Journey with Mother Mary - Fr. Edward Looney
Lent With the Saints - J. B. Midgley - Sayings and Meditations
Lionheart Catholic: How to Become a Saint in These Dark Times - Devin Rose
Little Book of Consolation - David Coombs - CTS Devotions
Meditations on Mary, Our Mother - John Henry Newman
Meditations on the Crucifix - James Hahn 
Meditations on Stations of the Cross - John Henry Newman - CTS Devotions
Meeting Christ in the Eucharist -  Stephen Wang - CTS Living the Sacraments
Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War - Julia G. Young
Miraculous! Catholic Mysteries for Kids - Kathryn Swegart - Catholic Stories for Kids Book 2
New Companion To Lent - Catholic Truth Society - CTS Companions
New Companion to Prayer: Meeting God Where You Are - Celia Wolf-Devine
New Testament and Psalms for Men - Saint Benedict Press
Newman Prayer Book edited by The Birmingham Oratory - CTS Devotions
Nine Days to Rediscover the Joy of Prayer - Jacques Philippe
Nine Days to Welcome Peace - Jacques Philippe
No Small Goals: The Life of Dr. Ernesto Cofiño - Thomas A. McDonough
Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary - Walter Macken
Novena to the Holy Spirit - Philip G. Bochanski
Our Lady of Silence - Fr Emiliano Antenucci - CTS Devotions
Our Lady, Untier of Knots: Story of a Marian Devotion -  Miguel Cuartero Samperi
Pier Giorgio Frassati - Glynn MacNiven-Johnston - CTS Biographies
Pope Francis: I Believe in Mercy - Regina Doman and Sean Lam
Prayer in Sadness and Sorrow - Robert Taylerson - CTS Deeper Christianity
Prayer on the Go For Busy People - Raymond Edwards
Prayers Before the Eucharist - John Henry Newman
Praying the Crucifix - Reflections on the Cross - Julien Chilcott-Monk
Praying for Priests with St Therese of Lisieux - Maureen O'Riordan - CTS Devotions
The Reason for the Seasons: Why Christians Celebrate What and When They Do - Fr James V. Schall
Remember Your Death: Memento Mori A Lenten Devotional - Theresa Aletheia Noble
Road to Pentecost: Prayer Guide for Eastertide - Kristina Cooper - CTS Devotionals
Robert Bellarmine - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
Saint Ignatius of Loyola - J.A. Philips - CTS Great Saints 
Saint John the Baptist - J.B. Midgley
Saints & Patrons: Christian Names for Baptism and Confirmation - Joanna Bogle
Scriptural Way of the Cross - Fr Adrian Graffy - CTS Devotions
Spiritual First Aid: Healing Through the Sacraments - Jim McManus CssR
Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits - Dan Burke
Spiritual Warfare Bible - Saint Benedict Press
Sr. Elizabeth Prout - Sister Dominic Savio Hamer CP - CTS Saints of the Isles
St John XXIII and St John Paul II Prayer Book - Joanna Bogle - CTS Devotions
Stations of the Cross & Resurrection - J.B. Midgley
Stations of the Cross - Saint Alphonsus Liguori - The Way of Divine Mercy
Stations of the Cross - Saint John Henry Newman 
The Atlas Martyrs - Jean Olwen Maynard CTS 20th Century Martyrs
The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today - Samuel Guzman
The Catholic Study Bible - NABRE - Oxford University Press
The Beautiful Story of Mary - Maite Roche
The Dowry of Mary - Dr Raymond Edwards and Mgr John Armitage - CTS Concise Histories
The Early Church From Christ to Constantine - Fr Anthony Meredith SJ - CTS Concise Histories
The Four Evangelists - J.B. Midgley
The Mind of Cardinal Newman: From His Own Writings - Edited by Charles Stephen Dessain
The Mission of Joan of Arc - Philip Kosloski, Alexandre Nascimento and Jesse Hansen - Issue 1
The Passion of St. Edward, King and Martyr - Goscelin of Saint-Bertin and Eric Sammons
The Stations of the Cross With Pope John Paul II - Champlin Joseph M.Champlin and  Gunter Grady
The Way, Furrow, The Forge - St. Josemaria Escriva
The Well Of Life - Georges Chevrot
Thomas Aquinas: The Mind In Love - Vivian Boland - CTS Great Saints Series
Thomas Becket - J.B. Midgley - CTS Saints of the Isles
Though War Be Waged Upon Me - Carol Puschaver
Vincent de Paul - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
You Can Pray! Meditations for Teens - Nora Browne
Way of the Cross - Pope Benedict XVI - CTS Devotions
Way of the Cross - Saint Josemaria Escriva
Way of Calvary Stations of the Cross - Benedict XVI
Way of the Cross: Uniting Our Sufferings to Christ - Michael Campbell
Witchcraft, Sorcery and Magic - J. B. Midgley - CTS Explanations
Words for the Lent and Easter Season - Bishop Hugh Gilbert

Catholic Fiction
It Might Have Been: And Other Stories - A.K. Frailey
The Tattered Web - Roger Thomas - Watchful Sky Series Book 4
The Underappreciated Virtues of Rusty Old Bicycles - Corinna Turner - I Am Margaret Series Prequel 
Extreme Blindside - Leslea Wahl
The Ghosts of Midgard Manor: And Other Stories - Roger Thomas
The Cassandra Curse - Fiorella De Maria
Mystic Informant - Carissa Douglas - Douglings Adventures Book 1
See No Evil - Fiorella De Maria - Father Gabriel Mystery Book 3
The Lucifer Ego - T.M. Doran - The Sequel to Toward the Gleam
A Channel of Your Peace - Veronica Smallhorn
The Book of Jotham - Arthur Powers
Come Back to Me - Carolyn Astfalk - Stay With Me Book 2
Stay With Me - Carolyn Astfalk - Stay With Me Book 1
Love in the Ruins - Walker Percy
Panic! - Corinna Turner - unSPARKed Book 3
Death Panels - Michelle Buckman
Our Lady's Wardrobe - Anthony DeStefano and Juliana Kolesova
Farmgirls Die In Cages - Corinna Turner - Unsparked 4
Breastplate of Righteousness - Theresa Linden - Armour of God Book 2
Shadow Stalker - T.M. Gaouette
Clerical Error: The Death of Fr Timothy A. Lessner - Declan Finn and John Konecsni - Professor James Mystery Book 1
Fire Starters - Theresa Linden - West Brothers Book 6
Moonchild Rising - Mina Ambrose - Shadows of the Sun Book 1
The Case of the Haunted Chapel - Karen Kelly Boyce and Sue Gioulis - Sisters of the Last Straw Book 1
The Old Man and the Void - Karina Fabian
The Case of the Missing Novice - Karen Kelly Boyce and Sue Anderson Gioulis - Sisters of the Last Straw Book 2
Lily Lolek, Future Saint - Katie Warner and Amy Rodriguez
Infinite Space, Infinite God II - Karina Lumbert Fabian and Robert Fabian Editors
Dex's Way -  Karina Fabian - Dex Hollister Book 2
Sam the Guardian Angel - Elizabeth Luwia and Theresa Hossenloop
Encounter - Ann Frailey - Science Fiction Short Stories and Novella
Three Last Things or The Hounding Of Carl Jarrold, Soulless Assassin - Corinna Turner 

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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