Spiritual Reading

Now is a great time to deepen your understanding and appreciation for the faith. Below are some book recommendations organized by category.

Click here for Fr. Morin's FULL READING LIST
(originally created for High School Graduates)

  1. Books on How to Pray

    • This article on Prayer

    • An Ignatian Introduction to Prayer by Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    • Prayer Primer by Thomas DuBay

    • Too Deep for Words by Thelma Hall (guide to Lectio Divina)

    • The Parish as a School for Prayer by Fr. Scott Traynor

    • Anything by Fr. Timothy Gallagher
       

  2. Spiritual Reading

  3. Theological Reading

    • Theology for Beginners by Frank Sheed

    • The Catechism of the Catholic Church

    • Theology of the Body for Beginners by Christopher West

    • Mere Christianity by CS Lewis

    • Anything by CS Lewis, Frank Sheed or Peter Kreeft
       

  4. Books on Scripture

    • A Father Who Keeps His Promises by Scott Hahn

    • The Fourth Cup by Scott Hahn

    • Walking with God: A Journey through the Bible by Jeff Cavins and Tim Grey

    • No Greater Love by Edward Sri

    • Anything by Scott Hahn
       

  5. Saints and Stories

    • A Witness to Joy by Simone Troisi

    • Four Witnesses by Rod Bennet

    • St. Francis of Assisi by GK Chesterton

    • Confessions by St. Augustine
       

  6. Searching for Truth

    • Handbook of Apologetics by Peter Kreeft

    • A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken

    • The Case for Jesus by Brant Pitre

    • Surprised by Joy by CS Lewis
       

  7. Good Literature

    • The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery

    • The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein

    • Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

    • Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

    • Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz

    • Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin

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