Good Catholic Books..


#1

I’m looking for one that tells a story, and one that’s up lifting, and inspirational. Helps me gain some more faith. It can me fiction or nonfiction…doesn’t matter, but I think nonfiction would be cool though.

Thanks. :slight_smile:


#2

The story of Padre Pio’s life is inspiring. Our Sunday Visitor sells a version that’s very good.

The Hunted Priest by John Gerard is very good. It’s non-fiction, suspenseful, and inspiring.


#3

Joan of Arc: by Herself and her Witnesses
by Regine Pernoud

If Joan of Arc doesn’t inspire you, :eek: switch to romance novels. :sleep:
There are many websites dedicated to the “great Saint and martyr”

Do a web search on keywoods Joan of Arc and see how many hits you get. :smiley:

Be warned. Joan of Arc is a tough act to follow. After Joan other Saints will be,…er… :blush: kinda interesting I suppose.

“Joan is a being so uplifted from the ordinary run of mankind, that she finds no equal in a thousand years.” – Winston Churchill

"In the history of the human intellect…nothing approaches this. Joan of Arc stands alone. – Mark Twain

“I am not afraid. I was born to do this.” – Joan of Arc


#4

Any of Louis de Wohl’s novelized versions of the lives of the saints are good… but I would start with “The Spear”.


#5

The Story of a Soul, by Thérèse of Lisieux. It’s on my reading pile and I’ve been told how inspirational it is.


#6

“Pope Bob” and “The World’s Funniest Atheist,” he typed, abandoning all pretext of humility.

osv.com/tabid/7621/itemid/9384/A-good-Catholic-read.aspx

amazon.com/Pope-Bob-ebook/dp/B004EEOHPM/ref=la_B001IXMRZE_1_29?ie=UTF8&qid=1349400276&sr=1-29

amazon.com/The-Worlds-Funniest-Atheist-ebook/dp/B006TLHPKW/ref=la_B001IXMRZE_1_30?ie=UTF8&qid=1349400310&sr=1-30

And for kids, “My Great-grandfather Turns 12 Today.”

amazon.com/My-Great-grandfather-Turns-Today-ebook/dp/B0042P5D6A/ref=la_B001IXMRZE_1_32?ie=UTF8&qid=1349400310&sr=1-32


#7

I am currently reading "A FATHER'S TALE" by Michael O'Brien.

Always a great classic: "THE LIFE OF CHRIST" by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen.


#8

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