Books: Being Catholic

  • FORMED Book Club

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    Join Catholic experts and book lovers with decades of experience in publishing for in-depth weekly discussions of relevant Catholic texts. Hosted by Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ (Founder of Ignatius Press), Vivian Dudro (Senior Editor at Ignatius Press), and Joseph Pearce (Director of Book Publishing at...

  • Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism by Scott & Kimberly Hahn

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    The well-known and very popular Catholic couple, Scott and Kimberly Hahn, have been constantly travelling and speaking all over North America about their conversion to the Catholic Church. Now these two outstanding Catholic apologists tell in their own words about the incredible spiritual journey...

  • Discovering God Together: The Catholic Guide to Raising Faithful Kids by Gregory & Lisa Popcak

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    Research shows again and again that when families openly live and share their faith together, their marriages are stronger, children and parents get along better, and children are less likely to succumb to drugs, alcohol, promiscuity, or negative peer pressure.

    In this book, experienced psycho...

  • Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler

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    Jennifer Fulwiler told herself she was happy. Why wouldn't she be? She made good money as a programmer at a hot tech ...

  • By What Authority by Mark Shea

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    In this newly updated, expanded version of his popular work of apologetics, Shea presents a lively and entertaining look at his conversion to Catholicism from Evangelicalism and his discovery of Christian tradition. As an Evangelical, Shea accepted the principle of "sola scriptura" (Scripture alo...

  • G.K. Chesterton: Apostle of Common Sense by Dale Ahlquist

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    G. K. Chesterton was one of the most well-known and beloved writers of his time. Yet he has been strangely neglected today. This book is the perfect introduction to Chesterton. Ahlquist is an able guide who takes the reader through twelve of Chesterton’s most important books as well as the famous...

  • The Spiritual Exercise of St. Ignatius by Saint Ignatius of Loyola

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    These Spiritual Exercises were written by Ignatius of Loyola, a theologian, priest, and founder of the Society of Jesus, in the sixteenth century. They are Catholic prayers, reflections, meditations, mental exercises, and directions designed to be read and carried out over a 28 to 30 day time per...

  • The Father of the Family: A Christian Perspective by Clayton Barbeau

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    Here’s the award-winning classic that for over forty years has shown Christian men how to be the loving husbands and gentle fathers that Christ calls them to be.

    Rooted firmly in Scripture, these pages call on husbands to stop thinking of themselves simply as bosses and breadwinners. Rather, s...

  • Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue by Tim Gray & Curtis Martin


    Need a spiritual workout? Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue, by Tim Gray and Curtis Martin, is a Bible study designed specifically for men who want to build their spiritual strength. Each challenging lesson combines rich Scriptural teaching with centuries of Christian wisdom to train ...

  • A School of Prayer: The Saints Show Us How to Pray by Pope Benedict XVI

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    Prayer is essential to the life of faith. In this superb book, based on Pope Benedict's weekly teaching, he examines the foundational principles of the life of prayer. Believers of various backgrounds and experience in prayer-from beginners to spiritually advanced-will be enriched by this spiritu...

  • A Mother's Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home & Peace to Your Soul by Holly Pierlot

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    On January 1, 2000, Holly Pierlot pounded her fist on the kitchen table and yelled at her husband, “I can’t take it anymore!”

    Motherhood and homeschooling had overwhelmed her. The house was dirty, the laundry undone. Holly felt frustrated, discouraged, and alone. She couldn’t find time to snug...

  • Adam and Eve After the Pill by Mary Eberstadt

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    Secular and religious thinkers agree: the sexual revolution is one of the most important milestones in human history. Perhaps nothing has changed life for so many, so fast, as the severing of sex and procreation. But what has been the result?
    This ground-breaking book by noted essayist and auth...

  • The Walls are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories

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    This book narrates the harrowing and life-changing experiences of former abortion clinic workers, including those of the author, who once directed abortion services at a large Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas. These individuals, whose names have been changed to protect their identities, left th...

  • Christians in China by Fr. Jean Charbonnier

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    Christianity first came to China by way of the Silk Road in the seventh century, and, ever since, this great and enduring civilization in the heart of Asia has been home to brothers and sisters of Christ.
    Christians in China: A.D. 600 to 2000 chronicles the lives of the Chinese faithful who thro...

  • Who Am I to Judge? Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love by Edward Sri

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    "Don't be so judgmental!"
    "Why are Christians so intolerant?"
    "Why can't we just coexist?"

    In an age in which preference has replaced morality, many people find it difficult to speak the truth, afraid of the reactions they will receive if they say something is right or wrong. Using engaging ...

  • Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You to Be by Fr. Larry Richards

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    Men are rediscovering the importance of the spiritual life. And Father Larry Richards is helping them do it. While some writers apply a one-size-fits-all approach to the Christian life, Father Richards draws on his many years of ministry and his own experience as a man to inspire other men as men...

  • Finding True Happiness: Satisfying Our Restless Hearts by Fr. Robert Spitzer

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    One of the hottest topics in contemporary culture is happiness—so much so that the United Nations declared an "International Happiness Day" in response to the immense popularity of Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy." The explanation for this current fixation seems to lie in the contrary phenomenon—u...

  • The Power of Silence by Cardinal Robert Sarah & Nicolas Diat

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    In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both har...

  • Prayer for Beginners by Peter Kreeft

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    Peter Kreeft brings his unique insights to the most important area of our spiritual lives, prayer. He claims he himself is still a beginner in prayer, and this book is for all those, like him, who feel that they struggle to pray well, but desire to become better at it. Thus, Kreeft offers simple,...

  • Not God's Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms by Holly Ordway

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    This is the story of a glorious defeat.

    Ordway, an atheist academic, was convinced that faith was superstitious nonsense. As a well-educated college English professor, she saw no need for just-so stories about God. Secure in her fortress of atheism, she was safe (or so she thought) from any as...

  • No Price Too High: A Pentecostal Preacher Becomes Catholic by Alex Jones & Diane Hanson

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    Alex Jones was an on-fire Pentecostal minister in Detroit who was a completely dedicated shepherd of his flock. He greatly loved his people and they loved him. In seeking to give his flock the most genuine experience of the early Church prayer and worship services, he carefully read Scripture, th...

  • Night's Bright Darkness: A Modern Conversion Story by Sally Reed

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    Staunch atheist Sally Read converted to Catholicism in the space of nine electric months. In 2010, Read was heralded as one of the bright young writers of the British poetry scene. Feminist and deeply anti-Catholic, she was writing a book about female sexuality when, during her research, she spok...

  • Pardon and Peace: A Sinner's Guide to Confession by Fr. Francis Randolph

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    Fr. Francis Randolph presents a very positive and practical understanding of the immense value of the Sacrament of Confession for the modern Catholic. Father Randolph helps the reader to see how the Sacrament of Confession meets the deepest needs of the penitent on the spiritual, emotional, and p...

  • Love: A Fruit Always in Season Daily Meditations by Mother Teresa

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    These daily meditations of Mother Teresa have been arranged to coincide with the seasons of the liturgical year and have also been simultaneously arranged according to various themes of the spiritual life.

    "Love is a fruit in season at all times and within the reach of every hand. Anyone may g...