J.R.R. Thus, if one reviewer does not particularly like a title, the other finds merit in it, depending on their own perspectives. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, 1954-55. This list starts off with Sacred Scripture and the Catechism--if you read nothing else on this list, make sure you read these. Laurence Cosse, A Corner of the Veil: A Novel, 1996. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh I included this book because St. Therese’s spirituality was uncomplicated and unpretentious. I haven’t read enough to identify his best work. The Great Heresies by Hilaire Belloc 50 Books Every Catholic Should Read - Page 2 show list info. If Catholic Online has given you $5.00 worth of knowledge this year, take a minute to donate. 100 Books Every Woman Should Read - Ivanhoe** I have two very conflicting thoughts toward this book. In This House of Brede – Rumer Godden Benedict of Nursia Su Xuelin, Heart of the Thorn Bush, 1929. Whether such a book would be worth reading when that time could be spent reading one of the 100 below has, for me, a self-evident answer. (Perhaps I will attempt a list of Catholic novels with implicit Catholic themes and perspectives…). God Has No Grandchildren – Leila Marie Lawler But with a religious tradition spanning two millennia, thousands of saints, and millions of titles, where to begin? The priest of The Power and the Glory , while overdrawn and seriously confused on his moral theology, is a far better-done example of the genre. On the Holy Spirit. oldonariel. Spirituality. The Soul of the Apostolate – Jean Baptiste Chautard Miquel de Unamuno, Saint Emanuel, Martyr, 1930. Making Sense Out of Suffering – Peter Kreeft If Catholic Online has given you $5.00 worth of knowledge this year, take a minute to donate. Required fields are marked *. The Dark Night of the Soul – St. John of the Cross I have included a few selections that will not strike the reader as “Catholic” since the usual signposts are either missing or even rejected outright. Athanasius The Life of Antony, On the Incarnation. Life-Giving Love – Kimberly Hahn , 33 Days to Morning Glory – Fr. 100 Books Every Woman Should Read - Frankenstein**** "In an era of genetic experiments, stem cell research and cloning we need a reminder to examine the moral issues surrounding science. Western World's Greatest Books - Project Gutenberg. Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome, 1961. The Authentic Catholic Woman – Genevieve Kineke Augustine of Hippo Confessions, City of God, On Christian Doctrine, On the Free Choice of the Will. The Habit of Being – Flannery O’Connor I’m at 96 now and tired of trying to decide what should go on it and what shouldn’t. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalene But, I intended to write Flannery O’Connor. While you relax in the sunshine and enjoy the gifts of God’s creation, consider getting in touch with your spirituality with one of the books on our Catholic reading list! Lawrence Lovasik Best, Deal, Death Comes For The Archbishop, A Case of Conscience, The Sparrow, I will have to take a look at ‘A Case of Conscience.’ I’m still waiting for Cather’s fiction to stir me, but I know it’s my fault not hers. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey This is one of the most outstanding books I have read. In Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know, Joseph Pearce provides a survey of literary works of which all Catholics should be aware. [See also: Burned by the Hands of Souls in Purgatory: A Museum’s Rare Collection] [See also: Brave Monks Secretly Save Ancient Books from ISIS Forces] Whether such a book would be worth reading when that time could be spent reading one of the 100 below has, for me, a self-evident answer. Antonio Fogazzaro, Little World of the Past, 1901. The Hidden Power of Kindness – Fr. For Better, For Worse, For God – Mary Jo Pedersen Hermann Broch, The Death of Virgil, 1945. J.F. Jacques Philippe Recommended Reading (books) every Catholic should read? 25 Books Every Christian Should Read is a pivotal resource for the future of Christianity. The World’s First Love – Fulton Sheen I’ve read the Don Camillo book, found them charming but not memorable, best, Deal. My Antonia – Willa Cather Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen Spirituality. What’s Wrong With the World – GK Chesterton The Holy Bible – God A quote from the cover…”Read this-it is the pure doctrine of the Church”, Pope Benedict XV. Silence – Shusako Endo 2. Morley Callaghan, More Joy in Heaven, 1937. For starters, Sir Walter Scott is a FANTASTIC writer! Graham Greene, The End of the Affair, 1951. The Island of the World Reply. R.A. Lafferty, Past Master (Just back in print after some fifty years, and unlike anything ever written) 10 Books Every Catholic Should Read. I’d like to talk to you about them and the list in general. 10 Books That Belong in Every Catholic Library ‘Reading has made many saints’ Carlo Dolci (1616-1686), “St. Alfred Doblin, Tales of a Long Night, 1956. Show the volunteers who bring you reliable, Catholic information that their work matters. Georges Bernanos, Under the Star of Satan, 1926. (Also, click here for Peter Kreeft’s recommended philosophy books.) The reviews themselves are substantial and thorough, not merely descriptive. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, but here are 6 other fiction books that you can add to your TBR list: The Spiritual Combat: and a Treatise on Peace of Soul by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli 3. It’s sorted by topic: Scripture, Philosophy, Mariology, etc. David Lodge, How Far Can You Go? Some others worth consideration: 1. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy Would you include in a further list any of the fictions by the soon-to-be-saint John Henry Newman? Let me save you some time and filter it all down to the best of the best. Maybe I should attempt 100 Best Catholic Stories? For example,  Leon Bloy’s novel Le Désespéré (“Despairing”) from 1887 is still untranslated, in spite of the popularity of Bloy’s other novel, The Woman Who Was Poor (1897) translated in 1937. A final note — readers may immediately notice that I’ve not included the great Fyodor Dostoyevsky or any writer from one of the Orthodox traditions. And something by Charles Williams. I’m at 96 now and tired of trying to decide what should go on it and what shouldn’t. Till We Have Faces – CS Lewis Thanks. Gertrud von Le Fort, The Song at the Scaffold, 1931. I have read several books about Joan of Arc and it is the best that I have found. Whether such a book would be worth reading when that time could be spent reading one of the 100 below has, for me, a self-evident answer. I am a cradle Catholic, but I feel that I have gaps in my understanding of the Catholic faith. If you donate just $5.00, or whatever you can, Catholic Online could keep thriving for years. Click here to see it: Top 100 Catholic Books: The Catholic Life Time Reading Plan. Alice Thomas Ellis, The 27th Kingdom, 1982. Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavansdatter, 1920-22. Catholic Living. Confessions, City of God, On Christian Doctrine, On the Free Choice of the Will. Thank you for including Canticle for Leibowitz. Recommended Reading (books) every Catholic should read? Cecilia Pigg-published on 06/25/19. Story of a Soul book. Fire Within – Thomas Dubay Read, read, and read some more. I’m trying to achieve some sort of balance, I suppose — genre, history, voices, etc… but I don’t know if it’s realistic to put a limit on myself, though it’s a good question to ask: If I could read ONLY 100 books, what should they be? This is a unique approach to Catholic spiritual reading. Adam and Eve After the Pill – Mary Eberstadt Flannery stories are phenomenal, but in this list I confined myself to novels. I love God. My intention in doing this is not to refuse the adjective “Catholic” to Orthodox writers, but to save the space of, say, 6-10 novels, for those the reader may not be familiar with. The Gorgeous Nothings – Emily Dickinson A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Mosseini 50 Books Every Catholic Should Read show list info. Robert Hugh Benson, Lord of the World, 1907. After 10 years, you’ll be better read than most college professors. Man and Woman He Created Them – Michael Waldstein King's College. The Warmth of Other Suns – Isabel Wilkerson Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling 6. Interior Castle – St. Teresa of Avila Rumer Godden, In This House of Brede, 1969. Nudging Conversions – Carrie Gress This list starts off with Sacred Scripture and the Catechism--if you read nothing else on this list, make sure you read these. 5 Books Every Catholic Should Read. It was also his favorite book that he wrote. The choice of non-English novels in English translation is, perhaps, the most significant limitation of my list. While you relax in the sunshine and enjoy the gifts of God’s creation, consider getting in touch with your spirituality with one of the books on our Catholic reading list! The Marian Option – Carrie Gress Enjoy! With the weather getting warmer and sunnier every day, it’s a great time to pick out some summer reading! Father, I’m ordering all five. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress, © 2020 The Christian Review, Deal Hudson, editor, Orlando’s Lesson: No More Playing Games—It’s Time for War. Cypresses is on the list. 4. This list starts off with Sacred Scripture and the Catechism--if you read nothing else on this list, make sure you read these. By Mike Best June 6, 2016. Books that are beautiful and that elevate one’s heart to the Good and Beautiful Himself. Czeslaw Milosz, The Issa Valley: A Novel, 1981. In offering this list, I’m not making an attempt to define the “Catholic novel,” which would be a very foolish enterprise. You’ll find links to all the books below the lecture. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, but here are 6 other fiction books that you can add to your TBR list: No! Graham Greene, The Ministry of Fear, 1943. Take these great reads to the pool or beach and you won't be disappointed! Posted by Deal Hudson | Jun 14, 2016 | Books, Catholic Church, Culture, Featured, Literature | 16 |. Alice Thomas Ellis, The Inn at the Edge of the World, 1990. Like my favorite book The Song of Bernadette, it was written by a non-Catholic. Bruce Marshall The World, the Flesh, and Father Smith Best novel I’ve seen about what it’s like to be a priest. August 6, 2017 Sarah Bennage Literature, Spirituality, Theology 2. I also love books. Most people are familiar with Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, as well as C.S. He instead proposed 26 books, stretched over 13 genres, with another 15 bonus titles. You’ll notice that there is no mention of Chesterton, Lewis, or Tolkien. Goodreads 100 Books You Should Read in a Lifetime 1. 50 Books Every Catholic Should Read - Page 2 show list info. He instead proposed 26 books, stretched over 13 genres, with another 15 bonus titles. What a great list! Simplifying Your Domestic Church – Abby Sasscer Common Knowledge Book awards A Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan. 100 books, both classic and new titles, are given lengthy reviews by two writers. The False God of Diversity Versus Catholicity, Try Russian and Ukrainian Sacred Music for Christmas, Seeing the Christmas story through the eyes of The Grumpy Old Ox, Sergeant York: A Film of Religion & Patriotism, Why suburban women might like President Trump, Biden’s Courts Would Endanger Religious Freedom. I would go with William’s All Hallows Eve, although they are all worth reading, Best, Deal. For his assigned topic, Dr. Kreeft was supposed to recommend ten books to read before you die. 3. August 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm. I got up to 65, then 118, and then cut it back down to 86, then back up to 112, down to 91, and so on…. Barron comes from Mike Hayes of BustedHalo.com.And you're going to get a great list of the great books throughout history that every Catholic should read… The Great Heresies – Hillaire Belloc This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Abandonment to Divine Providence – Jean Pierre de Caussade Christian Self-Mastery – Basil Maturin 604 I joined the Roman Catholic Church on April 10th of this year, just a little over four months now. The Sinner’s Guide – Luis de Granada Francois Mauriac, A Woman of the Pharisees, 1946. The Rule of St. Benedict. Wonderful list! Some of the novels listed are difficult to acquire, others are a click away at a modest cost. There are many reasons why a novel can, and sometimes should, be called “Catholic,” but to attach that impulse to a a grand metaphysic or aesthetic theory would require a book in itself. 5 Books Every Catholic Should Read That Are Not the Bible, Catechism, or Papal Encyclical. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist, 1971. There are suggestions for every age and reading … Not all the authors below are Catholic, strictly speaking, but more importantly these novels listed have explicitly Catholic themes and perspectives. Muriel Spark, A Far Cry from Kensington, 1988. Kristin Lavransdatter – Sigrid Undset You have my very favorite Catholic book, The Lord. Michael Gaitley, A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Mosseini, Abandonment to Divine Providence – Jean Pierre de Caussade, Adam and Eve After the Pill – Mary Eberstadt, Anne of Green Gables (series) – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Apologia Pro Vita Sua – John Henry Newman, Come Be My Light – St. Teresa of Calcutta, Divine Intimacy – Fr. The year of publication references the original language edition. by stef | Nov 30, 2016 | Faith, Family | 2 comments, Inspired by this post, 100 Books Every Man Needs to Read, I tried to come up with my own 100-book list. A spiritual classic, The Story of a Soul is a must-read for any Catholic, young or old, cradle or convert. G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday, 1908. Edwin O’Connor, The Edge of Sadness, 1962. Your email address will not be published. Theology and Spirituality: Ancient. 10 books every young catholic should read Take it from St. Jerome, who said, “ Always keep the holy book in your hands, that it may nourish your soul by devout reading.” St. Bernard said that reading instructs us in prayer, and in the practice of virtue. Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma by Ludwig Ott. Apologia Pro Vita Sua – John Henry Newman Catholic Classics Reading List. Try to read 10 of these books every year—one every 5 weeks. A brilliant list Congratulations Thankyou , Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress, 33 Days to Morning Glory – Fr. Five Books Every Catholic Should Read. Before you get too zealous, make … Something Other than God – Jennifer Fulwiler Another good one is Frank Sheed’s Theology and Sanity. I haven’t read The Road by McCarthy but loved another of his, The Crossing. Edzard Schaper, The Dancing Bear Come Be My Light – St. Teresa of Calcutta Out of the Silent Planet/Perelandra/That Hideous Strength – CS Lewis Read 674 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. The crème de la crème of theology books. Joan of Arc – Mark Twain (Also, click here for Peter Kreeft’s recommended philosophy books.) I have a confirmation book that explains to the basics of the Catechism to me, but I would like to know more. According to The Baltimore Catechism, God made us “to know, love and serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him forever in heaven.” 100 books, both classic and new titles, are given lengthy reviews by two writers. The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan Maybe heaven has a library … For now I am constrained by time. Basil of Caesaria On the Holy Spirit. Georges Bernanos, Diary of a Country Priest, 1936. There are a multitude of good points about this book. The Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni The Art of Eating – MFK Fisher Please Don’t Drink the Holy Water – Susie Lloyd The array of available Catholic books is vast and I wish I could hit pause on my life, curl up on my patio, and read for eleven years. Introduction to the Devout Life – St. Francis de Sales Athanasius. Walker Percy, The Thanatos Syndrome, 1987. It is missing on too many lists. Please don’t feel overwhelmed. The Wrinkle in Time Quintet – Madeleine L’Engle When I can combine the two, it is a good day. The Crucified Rabbi: Judaism and the Origins of Catholicism by Taylor Marshall. Julien Green, Each in His Own Darkness, 1960. Divine Intimacy – Fr. Morley Callaghan, The Many Colored Coat, 1960. Left to Tell – Immaculee Ilibagiza Michael O’Brien, Eclipse of the Sun, 1998. Will read The Road for sure. Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter, 1948. Here are ten novels every Catholic should read. Tolkien 7. Essays on Woman – Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) James R. McDonough. I’d propose the following for consideration: A Canticle for Lewbowitz A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens 5. Married Saints and Blesseds – Ferdinand Holbock Riccardo Bacchelli, Nothing New Under the Sun, 1940. To make up the remaining 45 books, since my list had to be 100 books long, I simply needed to choose those books that made it onto at least 2 lists. You’ll find links to all the books below the lecture. John McCloskey. The Hiding Place – Corrie Ten Boom Maurice Baring, The Coat Without Seam, 1929. Catholic Living. Any good list should be controversial by including books some will find questionable, even ridiculous, but I am prepared to defend my choices if a reader would like to question them. Forming Intentional Disciples – Sherry Weddell One place I often turn is a list composed by Fr. Giovanni Guareschi, Little World of Don Camillo, 1948. If you have a Protestant Bible, you are missing a few great books!) The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy. As a Catholic bibliophile I’m always hunting for the next must-read book. Life of Christ – Fulton Sheen Catherine Reading a Book” (photo: Public Domain) This book offers the reader a chance to see how much God loves him or her in a personal way. Covenanted Happiness – Cormac Burke The Catholic Perspective on Paul: Paul and the Origins of Catholicism by Taylor Marshall. A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett Sammie Maletta’s Homily on Religious Liberty and the HHS Mandate (Transcript), 100 Books Every (Catholic) Woman Needs To Read, Lasang Pinoy 22, Rice to the Challenge: The Puto Experiments. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalene, Essays on Woman – Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy, For Better, For Worse, For God – Mary Jo Pedersen, Forming Intentional Disciples – Sherry Weddell, God Has No Grandchildren – Leila Marie Lawler, Introduction to the Devout Life – St. Francis de Sales, Love and Responsibility – St. John Paul II, Making Sense Out of Suffering – Peter Kreeft, Man and Woman He Created Them – Michael Waldstein, Married Saints and Blesseds – Ferdinand Holbock, Out of the Silent Planet/Perelandra/That Hideous Strength – CS Lewis, Please Don’t Drink the Holy Water – Susie Lloyd, Simplifying Your Domestic Church – Abby Sasscer, Something Other than God – Jennifer Fulwiler, Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child – Anthony Esolen, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey, The Authentic Catholic Woman – Genevieve Kineke, The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor – Flannery O’Connor, The Dark Night of the Soul – St. John of the Cross, The Hidden Power of Kindness – Fr. The Reed of God – Carryl Houselander Maurice and Therese – Patrick Ahern G.K. Chesterton The Return of Don Quixote Beats Man Who Was Thursday with a stick! The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor – Flannery O’Connor Texts and Translations Compiled by the New Saint Thomas Institute Version 1.2 Dear Reader, There are many great books on this list. 2. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte Mary Shelley, the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft and the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley, wrote a fascinating novel that can do just that." So let's begin with number 1. As a priest, I must say it is a valiant attempt to describe what the priesthood is like, but the inner struggles are the sort that would be imagined by a layman. The Fairy Tale Novels – Regina Doman My purpose here is merely to recommend good books to those who take the time to find good books and to read them. Morley Callaghan, Our Lady of the Snows, 1985. Anne of Green Gables (series) – Lucy Maud Montgomery This is a unique approach to Catholic spiritual reading. Walker Percy, Love in the Ruins: The Adventures of a Bad Catholic at a Time, 1971. Theology and Spirituality: Ancient. If you’ve set a goal for yourself to read more, these books should be first on your list. I have a confirmation book that explains to the basics of the Catechism to me, but I would like to know more. There are many reasons why a novel can, and sometimes should, be called “Catholic,” but to attach that impulse to a a grand metaphysic or aesthetic theory would require a book in itself. As a Catholic bibliophile I’m always hunting for the next must-read book. Benedict of Nursia. William Giraldi, Busy Monsters: A Novel, 2011. Lord of the World – Robert Hugh Benson Inspired by this post, 100 Books Every Man Needs to Read, I tried to come up with my own 100-book list.I got up to 65, then 118, and then cut it back down to 86, then back up to 112, down to 91, and so on…. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 4. Sorry, I missed seeing Cypresses. The Imitation of Christ – Thomas a Kempis I mean “Loss and Gain” and “Callista”. Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton 4. The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis Deal. The Song of Bernadette – Franz Werfel Thus, if one reviewer does not particularly like a title, the other finds merit in it, depending on their own perspectives. Ayako Sono, The Watcher from the Shore, 1990, English trans. Please email me athudsondeal@gmail.com. Number 1: IT IS FANTASTIC!!!!! 10 Books Every Catholic Should Read. Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory, 1940. By Mike Best June 6, 2016. Catholic Books You Need to Read: 1. Basil of Caesaria. Zerg July 20, 2018, 1:35pm #1. A Mother’s Rule of Life – Holly Pierlot Splendor in the Ordinary – Thomas Howard The only book with which I take enough issue to comment is Diary of a Country Priest . Most people donate because Catholic Online is useful. For his assigned topic, Dr. Kreeft was supposed to recommend ten books to read before you die. The Spiritual Combat – Dom Lorenzo Scupoli The books are fiction, and should be accounted for it. The Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn – Betty Smith Love and Responsibility – St. John Paul II Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, 1945. I don’t know why I wrote Welty. 1984 by George Orwell 5. Welty is a Protestant writer, but a great one. Particles of Faith – Stacy Trasancos I would add Joan of Arc by Mark Twain. Flannery O’Connor, The Violent Bear It Away, 1960. But he couldn’t help himself. He’s an Opus Dei priest and fellow book-lover, and he’s put together … Best Catholic Books of All-Time Read More » The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books. Deal W. Hudson, Ph.D., publisher & editor of The Christian Review, is president of the Morley Institute for Church and Culture and formerly publisher & editor of Crisis Magazine; Dr. Hudson's latest book is "Onward Christian Soldiers: The Growing Political Power of Catholics and Evangelicals in the United States (Simon and Schuster, 2010). I’m always anxious to learn of titles I don’t know, or have forgotten, or should know better, or be reminded that my own certainties may be unfounded. I may tweak pending input, or not. 100 Must-Read Books About Christianity Teresa Preston May 22, 2017 According to Pew Research , Christianity is the world’s largest religious group, so it’s worth knowing something about it, whether you’re a Christian or not. If you donate just $5.00, or whatever you can, Catholic Online could keep thriving for years. He’s an Opus Dei priest and fellow book-lover, and he’s put together … Best Catholic Books of All-Time Read More » John McCloskey. Fiction Books Every Catholic Should Read. The Eternal City: Rome and the Origins of Catholicism by Taylor Marshall . Sara Maitland, Daughter of Jerusalem, 1995. Beginning with Homer and Virgil, the book progresses chronologically through the greatest works of all time, including Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Dickens, Chesterton, Eliot, Tolkien and Lewis. If you regard it as fact in any derogatory sense of the word, that is, you may agree with the themes put forth and respect the work, but one cannot assume for a moment that Middle Earth actually existed or that the author’s intentions was to blaspheme through written word. But he couldn’t help himself. The priest described is unrealistic, another product of the reaction against the mawkish saint’s lives of the late 19th to early 20th centuries that goes too far and understands too little. ... 25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Essential Spiritual Classics. Augustine of Hippo. Alas, that’s not possible. Arriving at Amen – Leah Libresco The Catholic Bible (Of course! The Life of Antony, On the Incarnation. But with a religious tradition spanning two millennia, thousands of saints, and millions of titles, where to begin? Fiction Books Every Catholic Should Read. The Great Divorce – CS Lewis Unfortunately, 91 books … This week's question for Fr. Aug 23, 2016. Zerg July 20, 2018, 1:35pm #1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 2. 5. Every Catholic who is serious about living as God wants them to should read it. The Benedict Option – Rod Dreher Otfried Preussler, The Curse of the Darkling Mill, 1972. 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