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
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
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
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
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
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
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
John Baptist de la Salle - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
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
Meditations on the Crucifix - James Hahn 
Meditations on Stations of the Cross - John Henry Newman - CTS Devotions
Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War - Julia G. Young
New Companion to Prayer: Meeting God Where You Are - Celia Wolf-Devine
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
Our Lady of Silence - Fr Emiliano Antenucci - CTS Devotions
Prayer on the Go For Busy People - Raymond Edwards
Praying the Crucifix - Reflections on the Cross - Julien Chilcott-Monk
The Reason for the Seasons: Why Christians Celebrate What and When They Do - Fr James V. Schall
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
Scriptural Way of the Cross - Fr Adrian Graffy - CTS Devotions
Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits - Dan Burke
Sr. Elizabeth Prout - Sister Dominic Savio Hamer CP - CTS Saints of the Isles
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 Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today - Samuel Guzman
The Catholic Study Bible - NABRE - Oxford University Press
The Dowry of Mary - Dr Raymond Edwards and Mgr John Armitage - CTS Concise Histories
The Four Evangelists - J.B. Midgley
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 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
Vincent de Paul - J.B. Midgley - CTS Great Saints
You Can Pray! Meditations for Teens - Nora Browne
Way of the Cross - Saint Josemaria Escriva
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

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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