The Books

T E A M  O R T H O D O X Y  R E C O M M E N D S

T H E  B O O K S

St. Teresa of Jesus (aka St. Teresa of Avila) once said that

“one bad book could destroy an entire convent”.

This understanding is most necessary for those who wish to grow in holiness.Those things in our lives which we invest in which are preventing us from growing,need to be rooted up and done away with in our lives.  This is why we are dedicated to fostering a love for good literature which is most edifying to the soul.  Please take the time to consider some of our recommendations for purchase for yourself.Some may even be available online for you to read free of charge.

This list will be a constant work in progress, with new additions being added frequently.

Please let us know if you have any recommendations you would like us to add!
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CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITY 

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A Kempis
This book is an incredible read for anyone looking to know the standard tenants of what it takes to become a Saint.  St. Therese of Lisieux loved this book very much.

Humility of Heart by Rev. Fr. Cajetan da Bergamo
“Learn from me, because I am meek, and humble of Heart (Our Blessed Lord, Matthew 11:29 ).”
This book is a perfect aid in bringing us to a true humility of heart – the common characteristic of all the Saints, as we are called to be.

The Love That Satisfies by Christopher West
This book is an amazing read that really discusses the Marriage between man and woman and the marriage between Christ and the Church.  A must read for anyone interested in learning about The Theology of the Body

TESTIMONIALS

Rome Sweet Home by Dr. Scott Hahn
This book is the perfect choice for any protestant seeker, looking to know what the Catholic Church has to offer.  Dr. Hahn was a pastor of a presbyterian community and  fell in love with the Ancient Christian writers, known as the Early Church Fathers and was led to the Roman Catholic Church.

APOLOGETICS

One Minute Apologist by Dave Armstrong
A strong but concise concordance, organized by common misconceptions of the Catholic Faith in a very easy format.  Most useful in dealing with protestants who are committed to the belief of “The Bible Alone (Sola Scriptura)”.

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
While we might be tempted to recommend it on the title alone, this book more than recommends itself with its clever, crushingly logical defence of the Catholic faith.

PAPAL WRITINGS

Christifideles Laici by Blessed John Paul II
The role of the laity in the Church.

Pascendi Dominici Gregis by Pope Saint Pius X
On the  Doctrine of the Modernists

MAGISTERIAL WRITINGS

The Catechism of the Catholic Church
If you wish to understand what the Church teaches, read this book!

EUCHARISTIC SPIRITUALITY

The Real Presence by St. Peter Julian Eymard
An incredible foundation for a healthy Eucharistic Spirituality. 

BIBLICAL STUDY

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper by Dr. Brant Pitre
A must read!!! This book is great to lead in a deepening of ones faith in and understanding of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, via an in depth discussion on the Jewish roots of the Holy Eucharist.

SAINTS

The Life of St. Gemma Galgani by Venerable Fr. Germanus, C.P.
The life of a fantastic young Saint, who I believe everyone can relate to.

The Autobiography of St. Gemma Galgani
 A wonderful insight into the life of this wonderful young Saint.

The Catholic Controversy – A Defence of the Faith by St. Francis de Sales
A Compilation of the writings of St. Francis de Sales that led to the conversion of thousands of Protestants to the Catholic Faith.

More to come…

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