Intellectual Catholic Book List

For Junior High, High School, College Students, and all Lifelong Learners

by Fr. Gary Coulter

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These book were chosen to help enhance the faith and belief of Catholic students outside of the classroom. They are not intended to replace the textbooks or curriculum used by Catholic Schools. The books are classified according to topic and appropriate grade level, but choices should be tailored specifically for each student.

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HistoricalH.S.-Col.1917: Red Banners; White MantleWarren H. CarrollRussian revolution
PhilosophyCollege50 Questions on Natural LawCharles E. RiceWhat It Is and Why We Need It
Intellectual / SpiritualCollegeA Dialogue of Comfort against TribulationSt. Thomas MoreScepter
Spiritual / IntellectualH.S.A Doctor at CalvaryPierre BarbetP.J. Kennedy & SonsThe Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ As Described by a Surgeon
IntellectualH.S.-Col.A Faith You Can Live WithJohn O'Donnell SJSheed and WardUnderstanding the Basics
ScriptureH.S.-Col.*A Father Who Keeps His Promises: God's Covenant Love in Scripture Scott Hahn
PhilosophyCollege*A First Glance at St. Thomas AquinasRalph McInernyNotre Dame PressA Handbook for the Peeping Thomist
Historical / IntellectualH.S.-Col.A History of the English Church and PeopleVenerablis Bede
IntellectualCollegeA Landscape with DragonsMichael D. O'BrienThe Battle for Your Child's Mind
SaintH.S.-Col.A Man Born Again: Saint Thomas MoreJohn Beahn
SaintH.S.-Col.A Man for all SeasonsRobert Bolt
IntellectualH.S.-Col.A Map of LifeF.J. SheedIgnatius
FictionH.S.-Col.A Philadelphia Catholic in King James CourtMartin De Porres KennedyApologetics, discussion guide available
VocationsH.S.-Col.A Priest ForeverBenedict Groeschel CFRThe Life of Father Eugene Hamilton
Spiritual / IntellectualH.S.A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23Phillip KellerZondervan Publishing
IntellectualH.S.-Col.A Shepherd SpeaksBishop Fabian Bruskewitz
IntellectualH.S.A Summary of the New Catholic CatechismBishop James A. GriffinAlba House
FictionCollegeA Tale of Two CitiesCharles DickensFrench revolution
Spiritual / IntellectualH.S.A Woman Wrapped in SilencesJohn LynchPaulist PressEpic Poem about Mary
SpiritualCollege*Abandonment to Divine ProvidenceJean-Paul De CaussaudeImage Books
SaintJ.H.Ahead of the Crowd: The Story of Dominic SavioDaughters of St. Paul
BiographyH.S.-Col.America's Bishop: The Life and Times of Fulton J. SheenThomas C. ReevesEncounter Books
IntellectualCollegeAnd You are Christ'sThomas DubayThe Charism of Virginity and the Celibate Life
IntellectualH.S.-Col.Angels (and Demons)Peter KreeftWhat Do We Really Know About Them?
FictionJ.H.Any TitleBethlehem Books
FictionJ.H.Any TitleVision Books Series
SaintJ.H.Any TitleMary Fabyan WindeattTAN
SaintJ.H.-H.S.Any TitleVision Books, Ignatius Press
Spiritual / IntellectualJ.H.-Col.Arise from Darkness: What to Do When Life Doesn't Make SenseFr. Benedict Groeschel CFRIgnatius
IntellectualCollegeAt the Origin of the Christian ClaimFr. Luigi GiussaniMcGill University Press2nd of Trilogy
Saint / Hist. NovelJ.H.Augustine Came to KentBarbara WillardBethlehem BooksAugustine Canterbury
SpiritualH.S.-Col.Back to VirtuePeter KreeftIgnatius PressTraditional Moral Wisdom for Modern Moral Confusion
IntellectualJ.H.-H.S.Baltimore Catechism (No. 2)
IntellectualJ.H.Basic CatechismDaughters of St PaulPauline Books
SaintH.S.-Col.Becket or the Honor of GodJean Anouilh
IntellectualH.S.-Col.Beginning ApologeticsFr. Frank Chacon & Jim BurnhamApologetics Series (many volumes)
SaintJ.H.Bernadette: Our Lady's Little ServantHertha PauliVision Books
ScriptureJ.H.-Col.Bible Time Line (video)Jeff Cavins
BiographyH.S.-Col.Bishop Walsh of MaryknollRaymond KerrisonG.P. Putnam's Sons
BiographyJ.H.Boys Town: Father Flanagan's DreamFr. Clifford J. Stevens
MoralityJ.H.-H.S.*Building on Solid GroundFr Thomas D. Williams LCAlba HouseAuthentic Values and How to Attain Them
IntellectualCollegeBy What Authority? An Evangelical Discovers Catholic TraditionMark SheaOSVApologetics-Bible
IntellectualCollegeCatholic for a Reason: Scripture and the Mystery of the Family of GodScott Hahn & Leon SuprenantEmmaus
IntellectualH.S.*Catholicism & Reason Text: Creed & ApologeticsHayes, Hayes and DrummeyApologetics Series
IntellectualCollege*Catholicism and FundamentalismKarl KeatingIgnatiusThe Attack on "Romanism" by "Bible Christians"
MoralityH.S.-Col.Chastity - A Guide for Teens & Young AdultsGerald Kelly SJ
IntellectualH.S.-Col.Chief Truths of the FaithFr. John LauxTANCreation, Original Sin, Christ, Faith, Grace, Eternal Life, Etc.
HistoricalH.S.-Col.Christ and the AmericasAnne W. CarrollTAN
Historical NovelH.S.Christ LegendsSelma LagerlofChrist and Holy Land
HistoricalH.S.-Col.Christ the King: Lord of HistoryAnne W. CarrollTAN
Intellectual / SpiritualCollegeChristian Spirituality in the Catholic TraditionJordan Aumann
Saint / Hist. NovelH.S.Citadel of God: St. BenedictLouis de WohlIgnatius
IntellectualCollegeCity of GodSt. Augustine
VocationsH.S.-Col.Come & Follow MeFr. Stefano M. Manelli FFIFranciscans of the Immaculate
HistoricalJ.H.-H.S.***Come Rack! Come Rope!Msgr. Robert Hugh BensonSufferings of Catholics in England
FictionH.S.-Col.*Conceived Without SinBud MacFarlane Jr.
Historical / SpiritualCollege*ConfessionsSt. AugustineAutobiography
IntellectualH.S.-Col.Confronting the New AgeDouglas GroothuisInterVarsity PressHow to Resist a Growing Religious Movement
FictionCollege*Crime and PunishmentFedor Dostoyevsky
HistoricalJ.H.Cross Among the TomahawksMilton LomaskFather Jean de Brebeuf
IntellectualCollegeCrossing the Threshold of HopePope John Paul II
BiographyH.S.-Col.Damien the LeperJohn FarrowSheed and WardJoseph de Veuster, leper priest
MoralityH.S.Dating, Sex, Me & GodTom EhartPauline Books
FictionH.S.-Col.David CopperfieldCharles Dickens
SpiritualH.S.Day by Day: The Notre Dame Prayerbook for StudentsThomas McNally and William G. StoreyAve Maria Press
Historical NovelJ.H.-Col.**Death Comes for the ArchbishopWilla CatherPioneer bishop of Santa Fe, NM
FictionJ.H.-H.S.Diary of a Country PriestGeorge Bernanos
IntellectualH.S.****Did Adam & Eve Have Belly Buttons?Matthew PintoAscension Press200 Questions from Catholic Teenagers
VocationsCollegeDignities and Duties of the PriestSt. Alphonsus Ligouri
SaintJ.H.Edmund Campion: Hero of God's UndergroundHarold Gardiner SJVision Books
IntellectualH.S.-Col.Essentials of the FaithFr. Alfred Mcbride O.Praem.A Guide to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
IntellectualCollegeEvangelical is Not EnoughThomas HowardWorship of God in Liturgy and Sacrament
IntellectualCollege*Everlasting ManG.K. Chesterton
FictionH.S.Father Brown StoriesG. K. Chesterton
FictionH.S.-Col.*Father Elijah: An ApocalypseMichael O'Brien
IntellectualCollegeFather McBride's College CatechismFr. Alfred Mcbride O.Praem.OSVForging Faith on College Campuses
IntellectualH.S.Father McBride's Teen CatechismFr. Alfred Mcbride O.Praem.OSVBased on the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Intellectual / SpiritualCollegeFire WithinThomas DubaySt. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel-On Prayer
SaintH.S.Forget Not Love: The Passion of Maximilian KolbeAndre FrossardIgnatius
SaintH.S.-Col.Forty Dreams of St. John Bosco: The Apostle of YouthSt. John BoscoTAN
FictionJ.H.Fr. Damien and the BellsArthur & Elizabeth SheehanVision Books
BiographyJ.H.*Fr. Marquette and the Great RiverAugust DerlethVision Books
SaintJ.H.Francis and Clare: Saints of AssisiHelen Walker HomanVision Books
IntellectualCollegeFree from All ErrorWilliam G. MostAuthorship, Inerrancy, Historicity of Scripture
IntellectualH.S.-Col.*Fundamentals of the FaithPeter KreeftEssays in Christian Apologetics
MoralityH.S.God Could be a Teen: No One Understands Him EitherJames PenriceAlba HouseThe Truth and Freedom of Catholic Morality
IntellectualH.S.-Col.*God in the DockC.S. LewisEerdmansEssays on Theology and Ethics
SaintCollegeGod the Joy of My Life: a biography of Saint Teresa of Jesus of the AndesMichael D Griffin
BiographyJ.H.Got a Penny: The Story of Dorothy DayDavid R. CollinsPauline Books
IntellectualH.S.-Col.Handbook of Christian Apologetics: Hundreds of Answers to Crucial QuestionsPeter Kreeft
Historical / IntellectualCollegeHandbook of PatrologyPatrick HamellAlba House
Spiritual / IntellectualH.S.-Col.Healing the Original WoundFr. Benedict Groeschel CFRServant PublicationsReflections on the Full Meaning of Salvation
SpiritualJ.H.-Col.Healing Through the MassRobert DeGrandis SSJResurrection Press
FictionJ.H.*Hind's Feet on High PlacesHannah HurnardLiving BooksChristian allegory
SpiritualH.S.-Col.*Holiness: A Guide for BeginnersDom Hubert Van ZellerSophia Press
PhilosophyCollegeHooked on PhilosophyRobert O'Donnell, PhdAlb HouseThomas Aquinas Made Easy
FictionH.S.-Col.House of GoldBud MacFarlane
FictionJ.H.I Heard the Owl Call My NameMargaret CravenA young priest discovers an indian village
MoralityH.S.-Col.I Kissed Dating GoodbyeJoshua HarrisA New Attitude Toward Relationships And Romance
Saint / Hist. NovelJ.H.If All the Swords in England: A Story of Thomas BecketBarbara WillardBethlehem BooksThomas Becket
MoralityH.S.If You Really Loved MeJason EvertCatholic Answers100 Questions on Dating, Relationships and Sexual Purity
SaintJ.H.-H.S.Ignatius: Founder of the JesuitsIgnatius St. Lawrence S.J.
SpiritualCollegeImages of JesusAlfred McBride OPraemSt. Anthony Messenger PressTen Invitations to Intimacy
SpiritualCollegeIn Conversation with God (7 vols.)Francis FernandezScepter
ScriptureCollegeInside the BibleKenneth Baker SJIgnatiusAn Introduction to Each Book of the Bible
SpiritualCollegeInterior CastleSt. Therese of AvilaImage Books
SpiritualCollege*****Introduction to the Devout LifeSt. Francis de SalesImage Books
HistoricalH.S.-Col.Isabel of Spain: Catholic QueenWarren H. Carroll
MoralityH.S.Issues of Faith and MoralsPellIgnatius
IntellectualH.S.-Col.Jesus and His TimesHenri Daniel-Rops
SpiritualH.S.-Col.Jesus Our Eucharistic LoveFr. Stefano M. Manelli FFIEucharistic life exemplified by the saints
BiographyJ.H.John Carroll: Bishop and PatriotMilton Lomask
IntellectualH.S.-Col.John Paul II: A Personal Study Guide to his Thought and MissionWalter Schu LC
IntellectualCollegeJoyce Kilmer's Anthology of Catholic PoetryJoyce Kilmer
SaintJ.H.Kateri Tekakwitha: Mohawk MaidEvelyn M. BrownVision Books
FictionCollegeKristin LavransdatterSigrid Indset(Undset)
HistoricalH.S.-Col.Last Crusade : Spain 1936Warren H. CarrollSpanish revolution
Saint / Hist. NovelH.S.*Lay Siege to Heaven: Catherine of SienaLouis de WohlIgnatius
Historical / SpiritualH.S.-Col.Life and Miracles of Saint BenedictSt. Gregory the Great
SaintH.S.-Col.Life of Blessed Dominic SavioSaint John BoscoSalesiana Publishers
IntellectualH.S.-Col.Life of ChristBishop Fulton SheenImage
VocationsH.S.Life Work: Finding Your Purpose in LifeRick Sarkisian
Intellectual / SpiritualH.S.-Col.Lift Up Your Heart: A Guide to Spiritual PeaceFulton J. SheenTriumph Classic
FictionH.S.-Col.*Lord of the WorldMsgr. Robert Hugh Benson
IntellectualCollegeLoss and Gain: The Story of a ConvertJohn Henry NewmanNovel about an Oxford student who converts
PhilosophyPost-Col.Love and ResponsibilityPope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla)
SpiritualH.S.Love: A Fruit Always in SeasonMother Teresa, Dorothy Hunt ed.Daily Meditations
BiographyJ.H.Magnificent Failure: The Story of Fr. Solanus CaseyDavid R. CollinsPauline Books
IntellectualCollegeMan's Search For MeaningViktor E. Frankl
MoralityH.S.-Col.*Marriage A Path To SanctityJavier Abad and Eugenio Fenoy
IntellectualH.S.-Col.Meeting the Living GodWilliam O'Malley SJPaulist
IntellectualH.S.-Col.***Mere ChristianityC.S. Lewis
ScriptureCollege**Mission of the MessiahTim GrayEmmaus Road PublishingOn the Gospel of Luke
IntellectualJ.H.-Col.Modern Catholic DictionaryJohn Hardon SJReference
IntellectualH.S.Mother Angelica's Answers, Not PromisesMother Angelica
SaintJ.H.Mother Cabrini: Missionary to the WorldFrances Parkinson KeyesVision Books
SaintJ.H.Mother Seton and the Sisters of CharityAlma Power-WatersVision Books
FictionJ.H.Mountains of SpicesHannah HurnardSequel to "Hinds Feet"
Historical NovelH.S.*Murder in the CathedralT.S. EliotPlay about Thomas Beckett
SpiritualH.S.-Col.*My Daily BreadConfraternity of Precious Blood
IntellectualJ.H.-H.S.My Dear Young Friends: Pope John Paul II Speaks to Teens on Life, Love, and CouragePope John Paul IIIgnatius
Spiritual / IntellectualH.S.*My Other SelfClarence EnzlerDimension BooksIn Which Christ Speaks to the Soul on Living His Life
Spiritual / IntellectualH.S.Mystery & Meaning of the MassJoseph ChamplinCrossroad PublishingRevised and updated
ScriptureCollege*Mystery of the KingdomEdward P. SriEmmaus Road PublishingOn the Gospel of Matthew
IntellectualCollegeOn Being CatholicThomas Howard
IntellectualCollegeOn Christian Doctrine (Teaching)St. Augustine
IntellectualCollege*OrthodoxyG.K. Chesterton
MoralityCollegeOur Moral Life in ChristA. Fernandex & J. SociasScepterA Basic Course on Moral Theology
HistoricalJ.H.-H.S.*Outlaws of RavenhurstSr M Imelda WallaceFighting for the Catholic Faith in 17th-century Scotland
SaintH.S.Padre Pio of PietrelcinaFr. Stefano M. Manelli FFI
SaintH.S.-Col.Padre Pio: The True StoryC. Bernard Ruffin
IntellectualCollegePapal Primacy in the Third MillenniumRussell ShawOSV
SpiritualCollegePathways to HolinessVen. Louis de GranadaAlba House
FictionH.S.Perelandra (Space Trilogy)C.S. LewisScribner2nd in Trilogy
VocationsH.S.-Col.Peter on the ShoreAnthony Bannon LCCircle PressVocation in Scripture and in Real Life
FictionH.S.-Col.**Pierced by a SwordBud MacFarlane Jr.
Saint / Hist. NovelJ.H.-H.S.Pope Pius XII: The World's Shepherd Louis de WohlVision Books
SpiritualH.S.-Col.Prayer for BeginnersPeter KreeftIgnatius Press
SpiritualH.S.Prayer: The Great ConversationPeter KreeftStraight Answers to Tough Questions About Prayer
Spiritual / IntellectualH.S.-Col.Preparing Yourself for MassGuardiniSophia Press
IntellectualH.S.-Col.Prodigal DaughtersDonna SteichenIgnatiusCatholic Women Come Home to the Church
IntellectualH.S.**Prove It! GodAmy Welborn
FictionH.S.-Col.*Quo VadisHenryk SienkiewiczHippocrene Books
MoralityH.S.-Col.****Real LoveMary Beth BonacciIgnatiusAnswers to Your Questions on Dating, Marriage and the Real Meaning of Sex
FictionJ.H.Red Hugh, Prince of DonegalRobert T ReillyBethlehem BooksTeenage adventure
SaintJ.H.Rich in Love: The Story of Padre Pio of PietrelcinaEileen Dunn BertanzettiPauline Books
IntellectualH.S.-Col.***Rome Sweet HomeScott and Kimberly HahnJourney to Catholicism
SaintH.S.Saint Edmund Campion: Priest and MartyrEvelyn Waugh
SaintH.S.-Col.Saint John FisherMichael DaviesNeumann Press
SaintJ.H.-H.S.Saint Katharine Drexel: Friend of the OppressedEllen Tarry
SaintH.S.Saint Maximilian KolbeAntonio Ricciardi OFMconvPauline
SaintJ.H.*Saint Therese and the RosesHelen Walker HomanVision Books
SaintH.S.Saint Therese of Lisieux: With Confidence and LoveSr. Susan Wallace FSPPauline
SaintH.S.Saints for SinnersAlban GoodierIgnatius
MoralityH.S.*Saved Sex: Chastity-Because You're Worth It!Molly Kelly
IntellectualJ.H.-Col.***Screwtape LettersC.S. Lewis
Saint / Hist. NovelH.S.*Set All Afire: St. Francis XavierLouis de WohlIgnatius
ScriptureCollegeSeven Pauline LettersPeter EllisLiturgical PressCommentary
VocationsH.S.-Col.*Seven Story MountainThomas MertonAutobiography
BiographyH.S.-Col.Something Beautiful for GodMalcolm MuggeridgeMother Teresa
Historical NovelJ.H.Son of CharlemagneBarbara WillardBethlehem BooksHistory of Charlemagne from point of view of his son
HistoricalJ.H.-H.S.Song at the ScaffoldGertrud von Le Fort16 Carmelite during the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution
SaintJ.H.Song of St. FrancisChyde Robert Bulla
SaintJ.H.St. Anthony and the Christ ChildHelen Walker HomanVision Books
SaintJ.H.-H.S.St. Augustine and His Search for FaithMilton LomaskVision Books
SaintJ.H.St. Bernadette: Light in the GrottoSrs. Eileen Heffernan, Mary Elizabeth Tebo FSPPauline Books & Media
SaintJ.H.St. Catherine Laboure and the Miraculous MedalAlma Power-WatersVision Books
SaintJ.H.St. Dominic and the RosaryCatherine BeebeVision Books
SaintJ.H.St. Elizabeth's Three CrownsBlanche ThompsonVision BooksElizabeth Hungary
SaintJ.H.*St. Francis and the Seven SeasAlbert J Nevins MMVision BooksFrancis Xavier
Saint / IntellectualCollegeSt. FrancisG.K. Chesterton
SaintJ.H.-H.S.St. Gregory the Great: Consul of GodGeorge SanderlinVision Books
SaintJ.H.St. Ignatius and the Company of JesusAugust DerlethVision Books
SaintJ.H.St. Isaac and the IndiansMilton LomaskVision Books
SaintJ.H.-H.S.St. Jerome and the BibleGeorge SanderlinVision Books
SaintH.S.-Col.*St. Joan of ArcMark TwainIgnatius
SaintJ.H.St. John Bosco and the children's saint, Dominic SavioCatherine BeebeVision Books
SaintJ.H.-H.S.St. Louis de Montfort: The Story of Our Lady's SlaveMary F. Windeatt
SaintJ.H.-H.S.St. Maria Goretti: In Garments all RedGodfrey Poage
SaintJ.H.St. Philip of the Joyous HeartFrancis X. ConnollyVision Books
SaintJ.H.St. Pius X: The Farm Boy Who Became PopeWalter Diethelm OSBVision Books
SaintJ.H.-H.S.*****Story of a Soul: Autobiography of St. Therese of LisieuxSt. ThereseICS Publications
IntellectualCollegeStraight AnswersRev William SaundersPauline BooksAnswers to 100 Questions about the Catholic Faith
IntellectualCollegeSurprised by the Truth 2Patrick MadridConverstion stories
IntellectualCollegeSurprised by the TruthPatrick MadridBasilica PressConverstion stories
IntellectualCollegeTell Me Why: A Father Answers His Daughter's Questions About GodMichael & Jana Novak
BiographyJ.H.-H.S.Teresa of Calcutta: Serving the Poorest of the PoorD. Jeanene Watson
SpiritualCollegeThe Apostolate of SufferingRobert B. Eiten
FictionCollegeThe Bethrothed: I Promessi SposiAlessandro Manzoni
MoralityJ.H.-Col.The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral StoriesWilliam J. BennetSimon & Shuster
Historical NovelJ.H.The Bronze BowElizabeth George SpeareLife of Christ
FictionCollegeThe Brothers KaramazovFedor Dostoyevsky
IntellectualH.S.-Col.The Catholic Church at the End of an Age: What is the Spirit Saying?Ralph Martin
Spiritual / IntellectualH.S.-Col.*The Catholic Source BookRev. Peter KleinBrown-Roa / Acta Publications
FictionJ.H.*The Chronicles of Narnia (Set)C.S. Lewis
MoralityCollege*The Courage to be ChasteFr. Benedict Groeschel CFRPaulist Press
SaintJ.H.The Cure of Ars: The Priest Who Out-Talked the DevilMilton LomaskVision Books
Historical NovelH.S.-Col.The Day Christ DiedJim BishopLife of Christ
Historical NovelH.S.-Col.The Day Christ was BornJim BishopLife of Christ
FictionCollegeThe Death of Ivan IlyitchTolstoy
FictionH.S.-Col.*The Divine ComedyDante
Historical / IntellectualCollegeThe Doctors of the Church (2 vols.)John FinkAlba House
MoralityH.S.-Col.The Dogma of HellFr F.X. Schouppe SJTANHell illustrated by facts taken from profane and sacred history
Saint / IntellectualCollegeThe Dumb Ox: St. Thomas AquinasG.K. Chesterton
SaintJ.H.-Col.*The Family that Overtook Christ: The Amazing Story of the Family of Bernard of ClairvauxFr. Raymond OSCOPaulineSt. Bernard of Clairvaux
IntellectualCollegeThe Four LovesC.S. LewisA Harvest Book
SpiritualCollegeThe FurrowSt. Josemaria Escriva
Saint / Hist. NovelH.S.The Golden Thread: St. Ignatius LoyolaLouis de WohlIgnatius
MoralityCollegeThe Good News about Sex and MarriageChristopher WestAnswers to Your Honest Questions About Catholic Teaching
IntellectualH.S.-Col.****The Great DivorceC.S. Lewis
HistoricalH.S.-Col.The Guillotine and the CrossWarren H. CarrollFrench revolution
MoralityCollege*The Heart of VirtueDonald DeMarcoIgnatiusLessons from Life and Literature Illustrating the Beauty and Value of Moral Character
MoralityH.S.-Col.**The Hidden Power of KindnessLawrence LovasikA Practical Handbook for Souls, Who Dare to Transform the World, One Deed at a Time
HistoricalH.S.-Col.The Hiding PlaceCorrie ten BoomA family that helped protect Jews from Nazis
FictionJ.H.-H.S.*The HobbitJ.R.R. Tolkein
SaintH.S.-Col.The holy blissful martyr Saint Thomas of CanterburyMsgr. Robert Hugh BensonSt. Thomas Becket
FictionH.S.-Col.The Hunchback of Notre DameVictor Hugo
SpiritualH.S.-Col.**The Imitation of ChristThomas a Kempis
FictionH.S.-Col.The Jeweler's ShopPope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla)
Saint / Hist. NovelJ.H.-H.S.The Joyful Beggar: Francis of AssisiLouis de WohlIgnatius
FictionH.S.The Keys of the KingdomA.J. CroninLittle, Brown & Co.A Catholic orphan in Presbyterian Scotland decides to be a priest
IntellectualCollege*The Lamb's SupperScott HahnThe Mass as Heaven on Earth
Historical NovelH.S.The Last CrusaderLouis de WohlDon John of Austria
SaintJ.H.-Col.*The Last Days of Maximilian KolbeSergius C. LoritNew City Press
SaintH.S.The Life of Blessed Margaret of CastelloFr. William BonniwellIdea Inc.
Historical / SpiritualCollege*The Life of St. AnthonySt. AthanasiusPaulist PressBiography
FictionJ.H.-H.S.**The Lilies of the FieldWilliam E Barrett
FictionJ.H.-Col.The Little World of Don CamilloGiovanni GuareschiHumorous short stories
FictionH.S.-Col.The Lord of the RingsJ.R.R. Tolkein
Historical NovelH.S.The Man Born to be KingDorothy SayersIgnatiusLife of Christ (series of BBC radio plays during W.W.II)
SaintJ.H.-Col.The Man Who Fought the Devil: The Cure of ArsEva K. BetzThe Neumann PressSt. John Vianney
SaintH.S.The Man who Got Even with GodFr. M Raymond OSCOBruce Publishing
FictionCollegeThe Master of HestvikenSigrid Indset(Undset)4 volumes
HistoricalJ.H.The Miracle of MarcellinoJose Sanchez-Silva
Historical / SpiritualCollegeThe Monastic InstitutesSt. John CassianMonasticism and mystical theology
MoralityJ.H.-Col.The Moral Compass: Stories for a Life's JourneyWilliam J. BennetSimon & Shuster
ScriptureCollegeThe Navarre Bible (12 vols, New Testament)Jose Amria CasciaroFour Courts PressCommentary
SaintJ.H.-H.S.The One Year Book of SaintsRev. Clifford Stevens
FictionH.S.-Col.The Pardoner's TaleGeoffrey Chaucer
Saint / Hist. NovelH.S.The Perfect Joy of Saint FrancisFelix TimmermansIgnatius
IntellectualCollegeThe PersecutorSergei KourdakovConversion of a Russian Communist
MoralityCollegeThe Pilgrim's ProgressJohn BunyanSignet ClassicChristian allegory of man's pilgrim journey in search of salvation
FictionH.S.-Col.The Power and the GloryGraham Greene
SpiritualH.S.The Practice of the Presence of GodBrother Lawrence
SaintJ.H.-H.S.The Quest of Don BoscoAnna Kuhl
Saint / Hist. NovelH.S.*The Quiet Light: St. Thomas AquinasLouis de WohlIgnatius
SpiritualCollegeThe Redeeming Love of ChristSt. Alphonsus Liguori, ed. Joseph OppitzNew City PressA Collection of Spiritual Writings
Spiritual / IntellectualH.S.The Reed of GodCaryll HouselanderSheed & Ward
IntellectualCollegeThe Religious SenseFr. Luigi GiussaniMcGill University Press1st of Trilogy
Saint / Hist. NovelH.S.The Restless Flame: St. AugustineLouis de WohlIgnatius
FictionH.S.-Col.*The RobeLloyd C. Douglas
Historical / SpiritualH.S.-Col.The Rule of Saint BenedictSt. Benedict of Nursia
SpiritualH.S.The Saints Show Us ChristFr Rawley MyersIgnatiusDaily Readings on the Spiritual Life
HistoricalJ.H.-H.S.The Scarlet and the BlackVideo
Spiritual / IntellectualH.S.-Col.The Secret of the RosarySt. Louis de MontfortTAN
VocationsH.S.*The Shadow of His WingsFr. Gereon Goldmann OFMIgnatiusWWII Autobiography
FictionH.S.-Col.The Shoes of the FishermanMorris West
PhilosophyH.S.-Col.*The Silence of St. ThomasJosef PieperPantheonThree Essays
Intellectual / SpiritualH.S.-Col.The Sinner's GuideVen. Louis of GranadaTAN
SaintJ.H.-H.S.The Song of BernadetteFranz Werfel
Historical NovelH.S.The Spear: A Novel of the CrucifixionLouis de WohlIgnatiusLife of Christ
IntellectualCollegeThe Spirit of CatholicismKarl AdamMilestones in Catholic Theology
SpiritualCollegeThe Spiritual ExercisesSt. Ignatius of Loyola
Spiritual / IntellectualCollegeThe Spiritual LifeTanquerayTANA Treatise On Ascetical And Mystical Theology
SaintCollegeThe Story of a Family: The Home of St. Therese of LisieuxStephane-Joseph Piat
FictionH.S.The Story of the Other Wise ManHenry Van DykeUniversity Press
ScriptureCollegeThe Thought of St. PaulWilliam G. MostA Commentary on the Pauline Epistles.
SpiritualCollegeThe Three Ways of the Spiritual LifeGarrigou-LaGrange O.P.Sophia Press
Intellectual / SpiritualCollegeThe World's First LoveBishop Fulton SheenMary, Mother of God
IntellectualCollegeTheology and SanityFrank SheedOSV
IntellectualH.S.-Col.**Theology for BeginnersFrank Sheed
SaintJ.H.Therese, Saint of a Little WayFrances Parkinson Keyes
IntellectualCollegeThis is our FaithMichael PennockAve Maria Press
SaintH.S.-Col.Thomas More: A Portrait of CourageGerard B. WegemerScepter
IntellectualCollege*****To Know Christ JesusFrank SheedIgnatius
SpiritualH.S.Total SurrenderMother Teresa
VocationsH.S.-Col.Treasure in ClayBishop Fulton J. SheenIgnatius PressAutobiography
IntellectualH.S.-Col.Ungodly RageDonna SteichenIgnatiusThe Hidden Face of Catholic Feminism
SaintJ.H.-H.S.Vincent de Paul: Saint of CharityMargaret Ann Hubbard
IntellectualH.S.*We're On a Mission from GodMary Beth BonacciThe Generation X Guide to John Paul II, The Catholic Church and the Real Meaning of Life
IntellectualH.S.-Col.***What Catholics Really BelieveKarl KeatingIgnatius52 Answers to Common Misconceptions about the Catholic Faith
MoralityH.S.-Col.What Does God Want?Michael Scanlon TORA Practical Guide to Making Decisions
IntellectualH.S.What We Really Want to Know: Michael PennockAve Maria PressAnswers to 101 Questions Teens Always Ask
IntellectualCollegeWhat's Wrong with the WorldG.K. Chesterton
FictionCollegeWheat That Springeth GreenJ.F. PowersDepression-era child of the Midwest joins the priesthood
Spiritual / IntellectualH.S.Why do Catholics Do That?Kevin JohnsonA Guide to the Teachings and Practices of the Catholic Church
BiographyJ.H.-H.S.**With God in RussiaFr. Walter J. Ciszek SJIgnatius
SaintH.S.With Life & Laughter: The Life of Father Miguel Agustin ProGerald F. Muller CSCPaulineBl. Miguel Pro
FictionH.S.Woman of the PhariseesFrancois MauriacImage
IntellectualH.S.-Col.***Yes or No: Straight Answers to Tough Questions about ChristianityPeter KreeftIgnatiusQ&A
IntellectualH.S.-Col.*Your Questions, God's AnswersPeter KreeftIgnatiusQ&A
BiographyJ.H.You're Never Alone: The Story of Thomas MertonDavid R. CollinsPauline Books

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