1. If Your Mind Wanders at Mass by Thomas Howard
2. On Being Catholic by Thomas Howard
3. The Catholic Church Through the Ages by John Vidmar, OP
4. The Rosary by Gary Wills
5. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
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(5 of many favorite Catholic books; not in any particular order)
1)Praying Scripture for a Change-An Introduction to Lectio Divina (Dr. Tim Gray)
2)Men, Women and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from John Paul II's Love and Responsibility (Dr. Edward Sri)
3)Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament
4)I Believe in Love: A Personal Retreat Based on the Teaching of St. Thérèse of Lisieux (Jean C. J. d'Elbée)
5)Catechism of the Catholic Church
1. All of St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer's writings.
2. Summa Theologiae [use it a lot for school].
3. The Three Ages of the Interior Life by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. [I get a lot of use out of this as well- handy if you do not have a spiriutal director].
4. The Navarre Study Bible [Expensive, but worth the investment. Even my 12 year old loves the series].
5. Purgatory and Hell by Fr. F.X. Schouppe
1) The Great Divorce - C.S. Lewis
2) Three to Get Married - Archbishop Fulton Sheen
3) Theology of the Body for Beginners - Christopher West
4) Confessions of St. Augustine
5) A Canticle for Lebowitz - Walter Miller
I particularly like 1 and 5, as sometimes a different context speaking from a hypothetical and nondogmatic view helps you to think with greater clarity.
1) 33 Days to Morning Glory- by Michael Gaitley (consecrated myself to Mary)
2) The Divine Mercy Diary by St. Faustina :) Her messages offer such peace. At the end of a long day, I look up sections and quickly feel thankful for any frustration I've encountered
3) Philosophy of Religion selected readings- I'm a philosophy minor (possibly major) and although this book isn't Catholic there are a lot of articles from Catholic philosophers that I've found very interesting. Aside from that I simply enjoy tearing apart the other arguments.
4) My Vocation is Love (St. Therese of Lisieux)- by Jean LaFrance (She's my confirmation Saint)
5) The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible- I love closing my eyes and randomly pointing to a verse. Just as we pray to God, I feel that sometimes I should ask Him what I need to focus on first. Then I write Him a letter for the day and it's been very fulfilling. :)
Ummm... I have over 400 books, with at least 50 per cent of them Catholic Faith based (theology, saints, etc.) so I will have to get back to you. It's funny because I tend to be more of a minimalist, except with books. Many of my favorites have already been mentioned above.
Now I have to think which 5 are my favorites...