December 1, 2023

We’ve been spending more time at home lately given the current circumstances of the world. While we’re there, why not use our time well and feed our faith?

To start the new year off right, we’ve gathered recommendations for great Catholic books from readers in the Chancery offices. Pick one each month and grow closer to Christ this year.

Dr. Chris Burgwald
The Adventure of Discipleship – Daniel Keating
Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II – George Weigel

Brianna Wingen
You are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth – Danielle Bean

Emily Leedom
Men, Women and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility – Edward Sri
An Introduction to the Devout Life – St. Francis De Sales

Eric Gallagher
Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart – Jacques Philippe
True Devotion to Mary – St. Louis de Montfort

Melinda North
My Other Self: Conversations With Christ on Living Your Faith – Clarence J. Enzler

Renae Kranz
Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History – Dr. John Bergsma
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist – Brant Pitre

Father Scott Traynor
Into Your Hands, Father: Abandoning Ourselves to the God Who Loves Us – Father Wilfred Stinissen
Because God is Real: Sixteen Questions, One Answer – Dr. Peter Kreeft

For all the over-achievers out there, here are a few extra recommendations: “The Great Divorce” by C.S. Lewis, “God, Help Me: How to Grow in Prayer” by Jim Beckman, and “A Boy Who Became Pope” by Fabiola Garza (children’s book).