Recommended Reading

*: Highly recommended.

 

Scripture

*The Ignatius Bible, Revised Standard Version (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1994)

The Navarre Bible (Princeton, New Jersey: Sceptre Press, 1992), 12 vol.s

Church Fathers

Ancient Christian Writers, edited by Johannes Quasten and Joseph Plumpe (New York: Paulist Press, 1946), 56 vol.s

Early Christian Writings, translated by Maxwell Staniforth and Andrew Louth (New York: Penguin Books, 1987)

*The Faith of the Early Fathers, translated and edited by William Jurgens (Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 1979), 3 vol.s

The History of the Church by Eusebius Pamphlius (New York: Penguin Books, 1989)

Magisterium

*The Catechism of the Catholic Church (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1994)

An Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Joseph Ratzinger and Christoph Schoenburn (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1994)

A Companion to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1994)

*Vatican II and Post-Conciliar Documents, edited by Austin Flannery (Boston: St. Paul Editions, 1992), 2 vol.s

Dogmatic Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent (Rockford, Illinois: TAN, 1977)

*The Christian Faith, edited by Neuner and Dupuis (Staten Island, NY: Alba House, 1990)

*The Church Teaches (Rockford, Illinois: TAN, 1973)

Theology

*Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma by Ludwig Ott (Rockford, Illinois: TAN, 1974)

Theology and Sanity by Frank Sheed (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1993)

Theology for Beginners by Frank Sheed (Ann Arbor: Servant, 1981)

General Apologetics

Apologetics by Paul Glenn (Rockford, Illinois: TAN, 1980)

Catholic Apologetics Today by William Most (Rockford, Illinois: TAN, 1986)

Catholicism and Reason by E. J. Hayes et. al. (Libertyville, Ilinois: Prow Books, 1990)

College Apologetics by Anthony Alexander (Rockford, Illinois: TAN, 1994)

The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius 1993)

Fundamentals of the Faith by Peter Kreeft (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1988)

*Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1993)

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1995)

Reasons for Hope, edited by Jefferey Mirus (Front Royal, Virginia: Christendom Press, 1982)

Setting the Record Straight: What Catholics Really Believe by Karl Keating (Ann Arbor: Servant, 1992)

Special Apologetics

*50 Questions on the Natural Law by Charles Rice (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1993)

*The Art of Natural Family Planning by John and Shiela Kippley (Cincinnati, Ohio: Couple to Couple League, 1991)

*Catholicism and Fundamentalism by Karl Keating (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1988)

*Catholics and the New Age by Mitchell Pacwa (Ann Arbor: Servant, 1992)

*John Paul II and the New Evangelization, edited by Ralph Martin and Peter Williamson (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1995)

*Pro Life Answers to Pro Choice Arguments by Randy Alcorn (Sisters, Oregon: Questar/Multnomah, 1992)

*Refuting the Attack on Mary by “Father Mateo” (San Diego: Catholic Answers, 1993)

*Reincarnation: Illusion or Reality? by Edmond Robillard (Staten Island: Alba House, 1982)

*Sex and the Marriage Covenant: A Basis for Morality by John Kippley (Cincinnati, Ohio: Couple to Couple League, 1991)

*This Is My Body by Mark Shea (Front Royal, Virginia: Christendom Press, 1993)

*Why Humanae Vitae Was Right, edited by Janet Smith (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1993)

Conversions

The Catholic Church and Conversion by G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1990)

*Rome Sweet Home by Scott and Kimberley Hahn (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1993)

*Surprised by Truth, edited by Patrick Madrid (San Diego: Basilica Press, 1994)

Church History

The Founding of Christendom by Warren Caroll (Front Royal, Virginia: Christendom Press, 1985)

The Building of Christendom by Warren Caroll (Front Royal, Virginia: Christendom Press, 1987)

The Glory of Christendom by Warren Caroll (Front Royal, Virginia: Christendom Press, 1993)

A Short History of the Catholic Church by Joe Orlandis (Princeton, New Jersey: Sceptre Press, 1993)

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