I have no idea if this is in the most appropriate forum, so if I am wrong…moderators, shepherd the sheep!
I’ve recently (i.e. since I’ve come to CAF) started adding more religious and spiritual books to my library.
This is what I have so far:
*]The Jerusalem Bible - Reader’s Ed.
*]The New Jerusalem Bible - Reader’s Ed.
*]The New Testament - RSV-CE
*]The Douai-Rheims Bible - Challoneer Ed.
*]The NAB - Fireside Ed.
*]The New Testament & Psalms - Good News Ed (Cdn Bible Society)
*]The New English Bible
*]The New Greek/English Interlinear New Testament (NRSV)
*]The New Testament & Other Early Christian Writings (NT Apocrypha/Pseudepigrapha)
*]Cathedral Daily Missal (EF)
*]St Joseph Daily Missal (1960s)
*]McBrien - The Pocket Guide to The Saints
*]McBrien - The Pocket Guide to The Popes
*]Pray Always (Children’s prayer book, pre-VII)
*]Come, My Jesus (Children’s TLM “missal” - I actually had this as a wee lad – 'cept that by that time the vernacular OF was firmly entrenched)
*]de Montfort - The Secret of Mary (booklet)
*]Thos. a Kempis - Of the Imitation of Christ
*]St. John of the Cross - Living Flame of Love
What do you folks have in your libraries? What would you recommend for me? Note, I haven’t started reading Kempis or St John – I haven’t done a lot of reading lately, thanks to my meds – I just happened to see them at a used bookstore, so I decided to get them (IIRC, I got them, along with the RSV-CE and a light-up model of St Peter’s, at the Salvation Army Thrift Store – God bless Sally Ann!). I’m still a bit of a tyro in a way, I’ve only recently started looking more closely/seriously at my faith, and with a (hopefully) more mature eye.
I almost bought two books from a “philosophers series” – *Aquinas *and Augustine. I remember opening one, trying to read a bit, and having part of my brain melt. Maybe I need to start in the literary shallow end, and work my way out from there.:o