The list of books and links below is to provide more information to the curious about the “journey home” It is not a to buy list to gift. I find that in our journey to Jesus, the need to draw nearer is personal and intimate. Being given a book by the “other” no matter how well intended it may be, only creates a negative impact rather than a positive one.
Books I am reading at the moment.
I’ll add to this list, but for now, these are books I’ve finished reading or am reading.
The Bread of Life
by St. Thomas Aquinas
My Catholic Faith
This is the first of the series from My Catholic Life: https://mycatholic.life/the-my-catholic-life-series/my-catholic-faith/
It is also a free download from Apple books
Catholic and Christian
by Alan Schreck
This book gives a detail explanation of misunderstood Catholic beliefs.
Consecreation to St. Joseph
by Father Donald Calloway
A beautiful book. More information: Consecration to St. Joseph
The Sign Of The Cross
By Bert Ghezzi
52 Weeks with Saint Faustina
by Donna-Marie Copper O’Boyle
Rome Sweet Home
by Scott and Kimberly Hann
I love this book for the insights into the doctrine and beliefs between the faith.
Story of a Soul
Translated by John Clarke, O.C.D.
The Confraternity and Scapular of St. Michael the archangel
The Echo of God
by Father Lance W. Harlow
The Diary of Saint Maria Faustina
https://bible.usccb.org/ has daily readings that will help you follow the Catholic Mass online. Mine are sent to me via email. The reading list includes Reading 1, the Responsorial Psalm, the Alleluia and the Gospel. Reading this before the Catholic Mass will give you insight into God’s word. The one element I love about the Catholic faith, is that all readings are the same world wide…it does not matter what part of the world you are in, all Catholics are all united in the same reading, teaching and Holy inspiration.
Today, I watch the daily Catholic Mass of my Parish. They stream daily every morning at 9:00 am. Before I found my Parish, I watched online. Divine Mercy out of the U.S. was one of my favorite: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-z10o42s5ZsZ-RTID7ZOZw If you check their daily watch list, they have reoccurring series on “Explaining the Faith Series”: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuI8BxIfwgkSCylKu9VYfCg6WWr-A4OXI
The Laudate Apps is available for both android and iOS: https://catholicapps.com/laudate/ This little tool is also handy as it gives you all the options to participate online along with all the necessary readings of the day. It also has the Catechism Compendium in different versions, if you don’t want to order the actual book like I did.