My Book List

iphone Jan 19, 2014 032Some of my best friends are books. ūüôā

A good book is like a fine companion who pours forth its treasures and lightens your days, strengthens your heart and inspires you to grow!

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~James Bryce

I put together this list of books that have especially helped me through the years. I have read much more than those mentioned on this book list…many, many books. Looking at my bookshelves you see that they are bursting….and this is only half of them. ūüôāIMG_2866

All good books are special but the following books are extra-special. They stand out among the rest.

I know I have not thought of all of them and I may add to this list as I go along.

Some of the books that are on personal development may be a little controversial for you. I put them on this list, too, because they had a profound effect on me. I took what was in accordance with being a Catholic wife and mother and left they rest.

I like this quote and use it in this regard: “Although, as far as I can tell, some of my heroes have not known the light of Christ in this life, I nevertheless learn from them with great joy, remembering the words of St. Thomas, ‘All truth, by whomever spoken, comes from the Holy Spirit'” (On Truth, q. 1, a. 8).

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Spiritual Books:

Mary Was Her Life РSister Maria Teresa Quevedo   Mary Was Her Life: The Story Of A Nun, Sister Maria Teresa Quevedo, 1930-1950

Introduction to a Devout Life РSt. Francis de Sales    An Introduction to the Devout Life

Light and Peace РQuadrupani     Light and Peace: Instructions for Devout Souls to Dispel Their Doubts

Achieving Peace of Heart РFr. Narciso Irala, S.J.    Achieving Peace of Heart

All About the Angels – Fr. Paul O’Sullivan

My Beloved РThe Story of  a Carmelite Nun    My Beloved: The Story of a Carmelite Nun

Searching For and Maintaining Peace РFr.  Jacques Phillipe   Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart

The Family That Overtook Christ РFather Raymond           The Family that Overtook Christ

An Easy Way to Become a Saint – Fr. Paul O’Sullivan ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† An Easy Way To Become A Saint

All About the Angels – Fr. Paul O’Sullivan¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† All About the Angels

My Other Self – Clarence J. Enzler

Conversation with Christ. – Rev. Father Peter Thomas Rohrbach, O.C.D.

Treasure and Tradition: The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass – Lisa Bergman

The Hidden Power of Kindness: A Practical Handbook for Souls Who Dare to Transform the World, One deed at a Time – Fr. Lawrence Lovasik

End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life – Fr. Charles Arminjon, 1881

Jesus Our Eucharistic Love by Fr. Stefano Manelli

Happy Are You Poor by Fr. Thomas Dubay

With God in Russia by Fr. Walter Ciszek          Sequel: He Leadeth Me by Fr. Walter Ciszek

The Friendship of Christ by Robert Hugh Benson

Family/Wife Books

Some Notes for the Guidance of Parents – Fr. Daniel A. Lord

The Valiant Woman РMonseigneur Landriot  The Valiant Woman, Conferences for Women

Sins of the Tongue  РMonseigneur Landriot    Sins of the Tongue

Christ in the Home РFr. Raoul Plus, S.J.   Christ in the Home

The Wife Desired  РFr. Leo Kinsella     The Wife Desired

The Man for Her (for the guys) РFr. Leo Kinsella     The Man For Her

Mary Reed Newland books with book review and links here.

The Catholic Family Handbook by Fr. Lawrence G. Lovasik

The Catholic Marriage Manual  РRev. George A. Kelly   The Catholic Marriage Manual

The Catholic Family Handbook РRev. George A. Kelly    The Catholic Family Handbook

By Love Refined РAlice von Hildebrand  By Love Refined

The Privilege of Being a Woman – Alice von Hildebrand

Finer Femininity True Womanhood Maglet  РLeane VanderPutten

Finer Femininity Advent/Christmas Maglet – Leane VanderPutten

Finer Femininity Sunshiny Disposition Maglet – Leane VanderPutten

All 3 Finer Femininity Maglets – Leane VanderPutten

The Catholic Mother’s Traditional Advent Journal – Leane VanderPutten

Prayer/Meditation Books:

My Prayer Book РFather Lasance   My Prayer-Book (Happiness in Goodness)

The Precious Blood Manual РSisters of the Precious Blood   The Precious Blood and Mother: a Compilation of Prayers from Approved Sources

The Prisoner of Love РFather Lasance   The Prisoner of Love

St. Julian Eymard Books here    with reviews here:   The Real Presence 9 Volume Set here.

Divine Intimacy –¬†Father Gabriel of St Mary Magdalen, O.C.D.. ¬† Divine Intimacy: Meditations on the Interior Life for Every Day of the Liturgical Year

The Mass in Slow Motion – Rev. Ronald Knox

The Raccolta – These eight hundred prayers touch practically every spiritual and physical need, and every personal and societal hope.

A Catholic Missal for All Ages – Lawrence and Mary Ann Scheeler

Holy Souls Prayer Book – Fr. Lasance

Advent/Christmas Books:

The Catholic Mother’s Traditional Advent Journal – Leane VanderPutten

Celine’s Advent – Leane VanderPutten

Finer Femininity Advent/Christmas Catholic Maglet (Magazine/Booklet) – Leane VanderPutten

Personal Development Books:

Dare to Dream РFlorence Litauer      Dare to Dream

Personality Plus РFlorence Litauer    Personality Plus: How to Understand Others by Understanding Yourself

Attitudes that Attract Success   Attitudes that Attract Success: You Are Only One Attitude Away from a Great Life

Surrendered Wife  РLaura Doyle    The Surrendered Wife: A Practical Guide To Finding Intimacy, Passion and Peace

More Hours in My Day РEmilie Barnes      More Hours in My Day: Proven Ways to Organize Your Home, Your Family, and Yourself

Simple Secrets to a Beautiful Home РEmilie Barnes    Simple Secrets to a Beautiful Home: Creating a Place You and Your Family Will Love

Fascinating Womanhood  РHelen Andelin        Fascinating Womanhood

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands РDr. Laura Schlessinger  The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

Love and Respect – Emmerson Eggerichs Love and Respect

Courtship and Marriage and the Gentle Art of Homemaking  by Annie S. Swan, 1894

Children’s Books:

The Catholic Girl’s Guide – Father Lasance¬†¬†¬† The Catholic girl’s guide: Counsels and devotions for girls in the ordinary walks of life, and in particular for the Children of Mary

The Young Man’s Guide – Father Lasance ¬† YOUNG MAN’S GUIDE by Father Lasance

Leading the Little Ones to Mary РSister Mary Lelia          Leading the Little Ones to Mary

Mary Fabyan Windeatt books (there are many of them) – The Miraculous Medal: The Story of Our Lady’s Appearances to Saint Catherine Laboure

Beautiful Girlhood РMable Hale     Beautiful Girlhood

Large Rosary Flip Book

Cheerful Chats for Catholic Children – Leane VanderPutten

Catholic Mother Goose – Leane VanderPutten

Catholic Hearth Stories – Leane VanderPutten

Catholic Novels/History and Miscellaneous:

Outlaws of Ravenhurst –¬†M. Imelda Wallace ¬†¬† Outlaws of Ravenhurst

Come Rack, Come Rope –¬†Robert Hugh Benson ¬†¬† Come Rack! Come Rope!

Masterful Monk Series РOwen Francis Dudley     The Masterful Monk

Louis de Wohl Books with book review and links here.

Three Religious Rebels – Fr. M. Raymond

The Man Who Got Even With God – Fr. M. Raymond

The Saga of Citeaux (Burnt Out Incense) – Fr. M. Raymond

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