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Suggested Reading

I have an incredibly large library for someone who doesn’t actually read much.
The books cover the full range from pre-school to theological doctoral theses (I haven’t read all of them).  We all have our own personalities and our own learning styles so what appeals to me may not hit home with you but I’m willing to help you find your favorites.


7habits4catholics Seven Habits For Catholics

Real Christianity: A Nation Was Blind Until One Man Made Them See By: William Wilberforce, Bob Beltz Regal Books / 2007 / Paperback Written more than 200 years ago, this nation-altering book from William Wilberforce still has implications for Christian living today. Bob Beltz translates the classic writings of Wilberforce during a time of slavery and depravity into a modern paraphrase that brings to light the watered down view of sin and evil we have today’s culture. Glean from these timeless truths a challenging message for the church today and discover an authentic faith in Christ for yourself.

In My Sisters the Saints, author Colleen Carroll Campbell blends her personal narrative of spiritual seeking, trials, stumbles, and breakthroughs with the stories of six women saints who profoundly changed her life: Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Faustina of Poland, Edith Stein of Germany, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Mary of Nazareth. Drawing upon the rich writings and examples of these extraordinary women, the author reveals Christianity’s liberating power for women and the relevance of the saints to the lives of contemporary Christians. (Suggested by Margaret McClue)

The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints Drawing upon the teaching of seven “Spiritual Doctors” of the Church, Ralph Martin presents an in-depth study of the journey to God. This book provides encouragement and direction for the pilgrim who desires to know, love, and serve our Lord.

Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World Initially written for a Jewish friend, Life of the Beloved has become Henri Nouwen’s greatest legacy to Christians around the world. This sincere testimony of the power and invitation of Christ is indeed a great guide to a truly uplifting spiritual life in today’s world.

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