On My Bookshelf

The following books have made a difference to me at different stages of my faith journey.  At times I found them thought-provoking, encouraging, motivating and sometimes challenging, but ultimately each of these has been beneficial to my spiritual growth.  Perhaps you might enjoy them, too…

10 Books on understanding Catholicism or the Bible:

  • We Believe: A Survey of the Catholic Church by Fr. Oscar Lukefahr
  • Bible Basics for Catholics by John Bergsma
  • Fulfilled by Sonja Corbett
  • Walking with God by Tim Gray and Jeff Cavins
  • Lord, Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession by Scott Hahn
  • The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth by Scott Hahn
  • The Fourth Cup by Scott Hahn
  • A Shepherd Tends His Flock by Fr. John Girotti
  • Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly
  • Meet Your Mother by Mark Miravalle


10 Easy Reads for Personal Growth/Spirituality:

  • Rediscover Jesus by Matthew Kelly
  • The Return of The Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen
  • Can You Drink the Cup? by Henri Nouwen
  • The Passion and The Cross by Ronald Rolheiser
  • Prayer, Our Deepest Longing by Ronald Rolheiser
  • Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Jacques Philippe
  • Time for God by Jacques Philippe
  • An Invitation to the Spirit-Filled Life by Charles Whitehead
  • From Fear to Faith: A Worrier’s Guide to Discovering Peace by Gary Zimak
  • What’s Your Decision? How to Make Choices with Confidence and Clarity by J. Michael Sparough, SJ. Jim Manney and Tim Hipskind, SJ


7 Books that Stirred my Soul and Fanned my Faith:

  • Forgiven by Terri Roberts
  • One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
  • When I Lay My Isaac Down by Carol Kent
  • Tramp for the Lord by Corrie Ten Boom
  • Rome Sweet Home by Scott Hahn
  • Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
  • To Heaven and Back by Mary C. Neal

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