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Old Sep 18, '11, 12:19 pm
Faith1960 Faith1960 is offline
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Default Inspirational CATHOLIC Books

I'm currently reading "Getting to Heaven: Departing Instructions for Your Life Now", by Don Piper, a Baptist minister. I'm really enjoying this book but it seems that whenever I find a good Christian inspirational book, giving practical advice for living our lives today, it's written by a Protestant. Are there any good Catholic authors out there who write books like the ones Don Piper, Rick Warren and Joel Osteen write but within a Catholic framework?

"I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13
Old Sep 18, '11, 2:34 pm
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There are major Catholic publishers like Ignatius, Ascension and Servant, and many "celebrity" Catholic authors in a wide range of areas of interest. If there are Catholic bookstores near you, this would be a good place to browse, otherwise the publishers do have websites. Also, a lot of current authors appear on programs on the Catholic radio stations like Ave Maria, Relevant Radio, Franciscan Radio, etc, and the stations have websites that include calendars showing the content of the show from each day.
Old Sep 19, '11, 4:48 am
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Read The Lord by Father Romano Guardini.

A long time favorite of mine.
Old Sep 19, '11, 5:44 am
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Originally Posted by Hesychios View Post
Read The Lord by Father Romano Guardini.

A long time favorite of mine.

Also, There's wealth of info out here. Ignatius of Loyola, St Teresa of Avila, St John of the Cross, St Catherine of Siena, St John Chrysostom whom we just observed his feast day last week....all the Doctors of the Church "33' is a new book out. So there is a multitide of info which is really required reading for clear understanding of the Mystical Body of Christ

The work of Newman, and Fulton Sheen is GREAT, St Faustina is now being considered to be a Doctor of the Church, You can read Her on-line in her diarys. Its very time consuming and requires an in depth study. Quick reading for enjoyment is fine, but complete in-depth understanding requires years of study. And still leaves much to contemplate and consider in the Kingdom of God.

May we all find truth and spead it in Good Will. Its a facinating study which quickly comes to light the very questions we consider today, have been contemplated since the Apostles.

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Here is a suggestion I received from a Catholic store that I frequent.

"Surrender: The Life Changing Power of Doing God's Will" by: Fr. Larry Richards.

This book outlines concrete steps you can take to be empowered for effective Christian living. Simply put, God wants every one of us to be a saint - which God makes possible by His grace. We respond by developing a plan for our life, in accordance with the Lord's will. Prayer is the key to all this.

I would have to agree with GaryTaylor who suggested reading the lives of some of the Saints to be a true inspiration and enriched my life.

There are a great deal of Catholic Authors out there one just has to look like Dr. Scott Hahn (I never read any of his books but I have heard a great deal about him on CAF).

I'm not really sure how to explain this but I have also found that reading books by Don Piper and Rick Warren they have helped and formed me into a "better" Catholic.

I've also found Mitch Albom's books to be a true inspiration as well.

God bless,
"All living creatures are sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance, and these sparks emerge from God like the rays of the sun. If God did not give off these sparks, how would the divine flame become fully visible?" - St. Hildegard von Bingen
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I'm not Catholic, but several Catholic authors are favorites of mine:

G.K. Chesterton
Garry Wills
Hans Küng
Peter Kreeft
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