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My Book List

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

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. 🙂

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

Introduction to a Devout Life – St. Francis de Sales    An Introduction to the Devout Life

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

Achieving Peace of Heart – Fr. Narciso Irala, S.J.    Achieving Peace of Heart

All About the Angels – Fr. Paul O’Sullivan

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

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

The Family That Overtook Christ – Father 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 – Monseigneur Landriot  The Valiant Woman, Conferences for Women

Sins of the Tongue  – Monseigneur Landriot    Sins of the Tongue

Christ in the Home – Fr. Raoul Plus, S.J.   Christ in the Home

The Wife Desired  – Fr. Leo Kinsella     The Wife Desired

The Man for Her (for the guys) – Fr. 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  – Rev. George A. Kelly   The Catholic Marriage Manual

The Catholic Family Handbook – Rev. George A. Kelly    The Catholic Family Handbook

By Love Refined – Alice von Hildebrand  By Love Refined

The Privilege of Being a Woman – Alice von Hildebrand

Finer Femininity True Womanhood Maglet  – Leane 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 – Father Lasance   My Prayer-Book (Happiness in Goodness)

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

The Prisoner of Love – Father 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 – Florence Litauer      Dare to Dream

Personality Plus – Florence 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  – Laura Doyle    The Surrendered Wife: A Practical Guide To Finding Intimacy, Passion and Peace

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

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

Fascinating Womanhood  – Helen Andelin        Fascinating Womanhood

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands – Dr. 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 – Sister 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 – Mable 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 – Owen 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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