I own copies of those that are in red. You may borrow them from me. ;>

The Holy Bible

Conversion stories

0964261081.m.gif (11508 bytes)Surprised by Truth: 11 Converts Give the Biblical and Historical Reasons for Becoming Catholic by Patrick Madrid (Editor) — These eleven personal conversion accounts are packed with biblical, theological, and historical proofs for Catholicism. Each year thousands of atheists, Mormons, and Protestants are being surprised by Catholic truth and these converts tell you why.

Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism by Scott and Kimberly Hahn — The Hahns tell in their own words about the spiritual journey that led them to Catholicism.

Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic by David B. Currie — Currie, raised in a devout Christian family whose father was a fundamentalist preacher, presents a very lucid and scripture-based account of his reasons for converting to Catholicism.

0898705770.m.gif (14280 bytes)Crossing the Tiber: Evangelical Protestants Discover the Historical Church by Stephen K. Ray — Ray describes in detail the religious path he has travelled from being a fundamentalist Baptist to a devout Catholic. The author's strength is his extensive use of quotations from the early Church Fathers and his irenic tone.

By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition by Mark Shea — Shea presents a lively and at times entertaining look at his conversion to Catholicism from Evangelicalism and his discovery of Christian tradition.

The King's Highway/El Camino Real: God's Highway to Peace and Happiness by Kenneth Guindon — "I wrote this book with the hope that it would help others avoid mistakes I made due to youthful immaturity... The King's Highway describes my attempts to find the Truth in Christianity."

Moonie Buddhist Catholic: A Spiritual Odyssey by Thomas Case — A ten-year journey from the Haight-Ashbury drug and hippy scene in San Francisco, to the Moonies, to Tibetan Buddhism in Colorado, and finally to the Catholic Church.

The Faith explained ... clearly

Theology and Sanity by Frank Sheed — The masterpiece from the famous streetcorner apologist.

Theology for Beginners by Frank Sheed — A simpler version of Theology and Sanity.

A Father Who Keeps His Promises: God's Covenant Love in Scripture by Scott Hahn — An excellent overview of the Bible and salvation history.

Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma by Ludwig Ott — Should be on the bookshelf of every Catholic apologist

To Know Christ Jesus by Frank Sheed — An in-depth study of Jesus Christ as he lived and spoke in the Gospels.

Q&A books

Radio Replies by Frs. Rumble & Carty — In three volumes, the authors examine 4,374 questions about the Catholic Faith. Decades old, but useful as ever.

The Catholic Answer Book by Fr. Peter Stravinskas — Hundreds of answers to questions about Catholic beliefs and practices.

What Catholics Really Believe: Setting the Record Straight by Karl Keating — Keating addresses 52 common misconceptions about the Catholic faith that are held by many Catholics and other Christians, such as papal infallibility, the place of Mary, annulment and divorce, and more.

Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments by Randy Alcorn — "This book's logic is unassailable it s research is impeccable; and its scope is monumental. If you have room for only one prolife book in your library, make sure it is this one" (George Grant, Director, Legacy Communications)

Tell Me Why: A Father Answers His Daughter's Questions About God by Michael Novak — Novak, a Catholic theologian, answers 12 questions (Why should I believe in God? Why are there so many religions?) from his twentysomething daughter.

Did Adam and Eve Have Bellybuttons? by Matthew Pinto — The perfect Confirmation gift. Answers 200 questions from Catholic teenagers.

Other Religions

0898701775.m.gif (6394 bytes)Catholicism and Fundamentalism by Karl Keating — Keating defends Catholicism from fundamentalist attacks and explains why fundamentalism has been so successful in converting Catholics.
This was the book that was instrumental in my return to the Catholic Church!

Catholics and the New Age by Fr. Mitch Pacwa — Fr. Pacwa probes such New Age practices as Jungian psychology, reincarnation, crystals, the enneagram and astrology.

Christianity and American Freemasonry by William Whalen — Why are the two incompatible?

Separated Brethren by William Whalen — Subtitled "A Survey of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Old Catholic, and Other Denominations in the United States"

Strangers at Your Door by Fr. Albert Nevins — How to Respond to Jehovah's Witnesses, the Mormons, televangelists, cults and more


Catechism of the Catholic Church — An official exposition of Church doctrine.

OSV's Catholic Encyclopedia by Fr. Peter Stravinskas (Editor) — 1,040 pages of superb reference material

1999 Catholic Almanac — "The most complete one-volume source of facts and information on the Catholic Church."

Gift books

Inside the Vatican by James L. Stanfield — For nearly a year, Stanfield was allowed to photograph virtually every corner of Vatican City. This remarkable books is the result.

Mother Teresa: Works of Love are Works of Peace by Michael Collopy — Includes 187 original photos and first time ever published private prayers and spiritual counsel of Mother Teresa.

Father Elijah: An Apocalypse by Michael D. O'Brien — A thrilling apocalyptic novel about the Catholic Church at the end of this century. Father Elijah, a Carmelite priest, is called from the solitude of his monastery by the Pope himself to penetrate into the inner circles of a powerful man the Pontiff believes to be the Antichrist.

Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit — A new Latin translation of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Includes the original illustrations by Dr. Suess.

Mother Angelica's Answers, Not Promises by Mother M. Angelica — Known worldwide through her EWTN network, Mother Angelica presents a book of timeless wisdom and practical insights drawn from her deep faith and personal suffering and experience.

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