Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Reading Your Way To Catholicism, A Book List

Since much of my conversion story is based on reading our way to the faith, I've been making up a book list. Obviously, it isn't complete, or even one that would be effective for any particular other person. I've divided it into categories. I also make no pretense that I have read all of these, some were read by my husband and spoon fed into my little noggin small bits at a time.

Church History


Conversion Stories


Apologetics


There are probably a million other things I could list. We also read a lot of blogs, a lot of articles, and listened to many Podcasts (Fr. Riccardo is worth finding on iTunes, if you like that kind of thing).

Feel free to add any other good book suggestions in the comments.

4 comments:

Robbo the Llama Butcher said...

Thank you for posting this list. I agree with your stylistic comment about the Hahns' book. Of the rest of them, I've read Newman and Chesterton. I shall certainly look into some of the others, especially the histories and apologetics.

The Colossus said...

Fr. Richard John Neuhaus's Catholic Matters is an excellent one, too. Tells how he went from being a Lutheran (LCMS) minister to a Catholic priest. His site/magazine, First Things, is always on my reading list. Chesterton's Everlasting Man and Hereticsare also classics.

Jordana said...

We've subscribed to First Things. They sent us one issue and then told us that our address was wrong. So far we haven't been able to get another issue, nor figure out what's wrong with our address.

Amy said...

I've been working on a book list to post to my archives! I love this idea.

Scott Hahn is ahh-mazing! I have a philosophy degree from Franciscan University, and he teaches there of course so I've been around him, and his mind is nothing short of a gift to us from God. He is unbelievable.

So many good books! It's one reason I've not posted it yet because I feel I've left off too many critically important ones. Maybe I'll just post and keep adding as I recall more.

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