Top Ten Desert Island Catholic Books

Top Ten Desert Island Catholic Books March 7, 2016
Kempis
1730 edition of The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas a Kempis (1379-1471) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons]
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I was asked to provide a list of “Top Ten List of Books I Think Catholics Should Read”. Here’s what I came up with.All of these have been hugely influential in my own life, and I think they are very important books, that would be of spiritual and educational benefit for anyone (though the Cardinal Newman titles are quite “heavy” reading and not to everyone’s taste). No particular order . . .

I’ve linked to the books available online. I linked the ones not available online to Amazon.com. I’ve also linked to various informational sites for each other.Orthodoxy, by G. K. Chesterton [online]

Screwtape Letters
, by C. S. Lewis

The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism, by Louis Bouyer

Evangelical is Not Enough, by Thomas Howard

The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas à Kempis [online]

An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, by Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman [online]

Christianity for Modern Pagans: Pascal’s Pensées, by Blaise Pascal and Peter KreeftThe Spirit of Catholicism, by Karl Adam [online]

An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent, by Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman [online]

St. Thomas Aquinas: “The Dumb Ox”, by G. K. Chesterton [online]

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