Quarantine Reading Recommendations

 

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Our

"I'M BOOOORED!"

Recommendations:

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Breakthrough: A Journey from Depression to Hope

Fr. Rob Galea, Ave Maria Press

Breakthrough: The Companion Journal

Fr. Rob Galea, Ave Maria Press

Fit for Eternal Life: A Christian Approach to Working Out, Eating Right, and Building the Virtues of Fitness in Your Soul

Kevin Vost, Sophia Institute Press

Be Yourself! A Journal for Catholic Girls

Amy Brooks, Our Sunday Visitor

Living Sparks of God: Stories of Saints for Young Catholics to Color

Maria & Michael LaVoy, Our Sunday Visitor

Catholic Puzzles, Word Games, and Brainteasers, Vol. 1

Matt Swain, Ave Maria Press

Catholic Puzzles, Word Games, and Brainteasers, Vol. 2

Matt Swain, Ave Maria Press

The Big Book of Catholic Customs and Traditions for Children's Faith Formation

Beth Branigan McNamara, Our Sunday Visitor

Saints for Boys Sticker Book

Bart Tesoriero, Christian Brands

Saints for Girls Sticker Book

Bart Tesoriero, Christian Brands

Best Prayers Ever! Activity Book

Deborah C. Johnson, Christian Brands

Mother Mary Activity Book

Deborah C. Johnson, Christian Brands

The Virtues Activity Book

Deborah C. Johnson, Christian Brands

Jesus & Me! Activity Book

Deborah C. Johnson, Christian Brands

The Saints Activity Book

Deborah C. Johnson, Christian Brands

 

Our

"Did Someone Say STRESS BAKING???"

Recommendations:

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Feeding Your Family's Soul: Dinner Table Spirituality

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, Paraclete Press

From Saint Hildegard's Kitchen: Foods of Health, Foods of Joy

Jany Fournier-Rosset, Liguori Publications

From a Monastery Kitchen: The Classic Natural Foods Cookbook

Victor-Antoine d'Avila-Latourette, Liguori Publications

Sacred Feasts: From a Monastery Kitchen

Victor-Antoine d'Avila-Latourette, Liguori Publications

 

Our

"Its Okay to Not Be Okay"

Recommendations:

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God Help Me! These People are Driving Me Nuts!

Dr. Gregory Popcak, Crossroads

God Help Me! This Stress Driving Me Crazy!

Dr. Gregory Popcak, Crossroads

Unworried: A Life Without Anxiety

Dr. Gregory Popcak, Our Sunday Visitor

Managing Stress with the Help of Your Catholic Faith

Mary Lou Rosien, Our Sunday Visitor

Mother Angelica on Suffering and Burnout

Mother Angelica, EWTN Publishing

It's OK to Start with You

Julie Marie Hogan, Our Sunday Visitor

Embracing Weakness: The Unlikely Secret to Changing the World

Shannon K. Evans, Our Sunday Visitor

Love is Patient, But I'm Not: Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist

Christopher West, Dynamic Catholic

Overcoming Sinful Anger: How to Master Your Emotions and Bring Peace to Your Life

Rev.  T. G. Morrow, Sophia Institute Press

A Worrier's Guide to the Bible: 50 Verses to Ease Anxieties

Gary Zimak, Liguori Publications

The Catholic Guide to Depression

Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, Sophia Institute Press

The Life God Wants You to Have: Discovering the Divine Plan When Human Plans Fail

Dr. Gregory Popcak, Crossroads

 

Our

"Discussion Points/

Let's Discuss!"

Recommendations:

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Elf-Help Books for Kids: Right and Wrong and Being Strong

Lisa O. Engelhardt, Care Notes

Elf-Help Books for Kids: Worry, Worry, Go Away!

Christina A. Adams, Care Notes

Elf-Help Books for Kids: When Bad Things Happen

Ted O'Neal, Care Notes

Flowers for Jesus: A Store of Therese of Lisieux as a Young Girl

Becky Arganbright, Our Sunday Visitor

Heaven is a Wonderful Place

Angela M. Burrin, Word Among Us Press

Ascension Presents: 18 Lessons for Everyday Living (DVD)

Fr. Mike Schmitz, Ascension Press

God, the Universe, & Everything (DVD)

Matt Fradd, Catholic Answers

Prove It!: God

Amy Welborn, Our Sunday Visitor

Clueless in Galilee: A Fresh Take on the Gospels

Mac Barron, Our Sunday Visitor

Catholic Hipster: The Next Level

Tommy Tighe, Ave Maria Press

From Star Wars to Superman: Christ Figures in Science Fiction and Superhero Films

James L. Papandrea, Sophia Institute Press

Super Girls and Halos: My Companions on the Quest for Truth, Justice, and Heroic Virtue

Maria Morera Johnson, Ave Maria Press

Who is Jesus?: His Life, His Land, His Time

Gaelle Tertrais & Adeline Avril, Magnificat

Loyola Kids Book of Catholic Signs & Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Their History and Meaning

Amy Welborn, Loyola Press

 

Our

"Love in the Time of Coronavirus"

Recommendations:

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The Four Loves

C.S. Lewis, Harper Collins

Love and Mercy: Faustina (DVD)

Kondrat Media, Marian Press

The Love Chapter: The Meaning of First Corinthians 13

St. John Chrysostom, Paraclete Press

The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ

St. Alphonsus Liguori, Liguori Publications

The God Who Loves You: "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"

Peter Kreeft, Ignatius Press

Love is Stronger than Death

Peter Kreeft, Ignatius Press

Knowing God's Love: 8 Essential Truths Every Catholic Should Know

John D. Labarbara, Sophia Institute Press

The Cantata of Love: A Verse-by-Verse Reading of the Song of Songs

Blaise Arminjon, S.J., Ignatius Press

Three Ways of Loving God: Augustine, Teresa of Avila, Francis de Sales

Paraclete Essentials, Paraclete Press

Awakening Love: An Ignatian Retreat with the Song of Songs

Gregory Cleveland, OMV, Pauline

Love Unveiled: The Catholic Faith Explained

Edward Sri, Ignatius Press

Live Big, Love Bigger: Getting Real with BBQ, Sweet Tea and a Whole Lotta Jesus

Kathryn Whitaker, Ave Maria Press

I Believe in Love: A Personal Retreat Based on the Teaching of St. Therese of Lisieux 

Fr. Jean C.J. d'Elbee, Sophia Institute Press

God So Loved the World: Clues to Our Transcendent Destiny from the Revelation of Jesus

Robert Spitzer, S.J, Ph.D., Ignatius Press

Eight Ways of Loving God Revealed by Love Himself

Jeanette Flood, Ignatius Press

 

Our

"The St. Ignatius of Loyola Shelter-in-Place Method"

Recommendations:

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Brother Francis Presents: The Saints (DVD)

Herald Kids, Herald Entertainment

Saints at Heart: How Fault-Filled, Problem-Prone, Imperfect People Like Us Can Be Holy 

Bert Ghezzi, Paraclete Press

My Little Book of Patrons: Discovering how the Saints Help Us in Our Everyday Lives

Katie Baklinski, TAN Books

Making Sense of Saints: Fascinating Facts about Relics, Patrons, Canonization and More

Patricia Ann Kasten, Our Sunday Visitor

Renewed: Ten Ways to Rediscover the Saints, Embrace Your Gifts, and Revive Your Catholic Faith

Robert P. Reed, Ave Maria Press

Patron Saints: Saints for Every Member of Your Family, Every Profession, Every Ailment,Every Emergency, and Even Every Amusement 

Thomas J. Craughwell, Our Sunday Visitor

Epic Saints: Wild, Wonderful, and Weird Stories of God's Heroes

Shaun McAfee, TAN Books

Rediscover the Saints: 25 Questions that will Change Your Life

Matthew Kelly, Blue Sparrow

Dictionary of Saints, Revised Edition

John J. Delaney, Image

115 Saintly Fun Facts: Smiles and Surprises for Kids of All Ages

Bernadette McCarver Snyder, Liguori Publications

Heroes of the Catholic Reformation: Saints Who Renewed the Church

Joseph Pearce, Our Sunday Visitor

150 North American Martyrs You Should Know

Brian O'Neel, Franciscan Media

Saints for Sinners: Nine Desolate Souls Made Strong by God

Archbishop Alban Goodier, Sophia Institute Press

Book of All Saints

Adrienne von Speyr, Ignatius Press

My Daily Visit with the Saints

Charles Kenny, Sophia Institute Press

Picture Book of Saints

Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D., Catholic Book Publishing

Lives of the Saints: An Illustrated History for Children, Revised and Expanded

Bart Tesoriero, Christian Brands

Saints for Every Occasion: 101 of Heaven's Most Powerful Patrons

Thomas J. Craughwell, Stampley

Saintly Rhymes for Modern Times

Meghan Bausch, Our Sunday Visitor

In the Communion of the Saints: Art and Essays on the Saints

Fr. Michael Morris, O.P., Magnificat

 

Our

"SOMEONE IS WRONG ON THE INTERNET!!!"

Recommendations:

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The Real Story of the Inquisition (CD)

Steve Weidenkopf, Catholic Answers

Anti-Catholic Myths Debunked: Five Common Misconceptions Answered and Explained

Archbishop Patrick John Ryan, Sophia Institute Press

Christianity and Democracy: The Rights of Man and The Natural Law

Jacques Maritain, Ignatius Press

Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Image

Symbol or Substance?: A Dialogue on the Eucharist with C.S. Lewis, Billy Graham, and J.R.R. Tolkien 

Peter Kreeft, Ignatius Press

Made For Love: Same-Sex Attractions and the Catholic Church

Fr. Michael Schmitz, Ignatius Press

It's Good to Be Here: A Disabled Woman's Reflections on God in the Flesh and the Sacred Wonder of Being Human

Christina Chase, Sophia Institute Press

The Mass of the Early Christians

Mike Aquilina, Our Sunday Visitor

The Bible is a Catholic Book

Jimmy Akin, Catholic Answers

The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity: How Modern Culture is Robbing Billions of People of Happiness 

Matthew Kelly, Blue Sparrow

True or False Possession?: How to Distinguish the Demonic from the Demented 

Jean Lhermitte, Sophia Institute Press

God is Not Nice: Rejecting Pop Culture Theology and Discovering the God Worth Living For

Ulrich L. Lehner, Ave Maria Press

A Catholic Scientist Proves God Exists

Dr. Gerard Verschuuren, Sophia Institute Press

Positively Medieval: The Surprising, Dynamic, Heroic Church of the Middle Ages 

Jamie Blosser, Our Sunday Visitor

The Meaning of Marriage: Family, State, Market, & Morals

Robert P. George & Jean Bethke Elshtain, Scepter Publishers

The Apostasy that Wasn't: The Extraordinary Story of the Unbreakable Early Church

Rod Bennett, Catholic Answers

Galileo Revisited: The Galileo Affair in Context

Dom Paschal Scotti, Ignatius Press

When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement

Ryan T. Anderson, Encounter Books

Hitler, the War, and the Pope: Revised and Expanded

Ronald J. Rychlak, Our Sunday Visitor

 

Our

"Particularly Pertinent and Annoyingly Applicable"

Recommendations:

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Strength in Simplicity: The Busy Catholic's Guide to Growing Closer to God

Emmanuel de Gibergues, Sophia Institute Press

A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction

Christopher O. Blum & Joshua P. Hochschild, Sophia Institute Press

Reclaiming Family Time: A Guide to Slowing Down and Savoring the Gift of One Another

Tim and Sue Muldoon, Word Among Us Press

Habits for a Healthy Marriage: A Handbook for Catholic Couples

Richard P. Fitzgibbons, M.D., Ignatius Press

The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation

Rod Dreher, Sentinel

Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name

Leah Libresco, Ignatius Press

The Grace of Enough: Pursuing Less and Living More in a Throwaway Culture

Haley Stewart, Ave Maria Press

Be Brave in the Scared: How I Learned to Trust God During the Most Difficult Days of My Life

Mary E. Lenaburg, Ave Maria Press

Discovering God Together: The Catholic Guide to Raising Faithful Kids

Dr. Gregory & Lisa Popcak, Sophia Institute Press

Overwhelming Pursuit: Stop Chasing Your Life and Live

Mark Joseph, Our Sunday Visitor

Suffering: The Cross of Christ and Its Meaning for You

Hubert van Zeller, Sophia Institute Press

Reclaiming Sundays: Pray, Play, Serve, Rest, Refresh, and Celebrate

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, Paraclete Press

Abandonment to Divine Providence

Jean-Pierre de Caussade, TAN Books

The Joys & Challenges of Family Life: Catholic Husbands and Fathers Speak Out

Brandon McGinley, Our Sunday Visitor

The Catholic Working Mom's Guide to Life

JoAnna Wahlund, Our Sunday Visitor

Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life

Elizabeth Scalia, Ave Maria Press

Tuned In: The Power of Pressing Pause and Listening

Art and Laraine Bennett, Our Sunday Visitor

How to Watch Movies with Kids: A Values-Based Strategy

Hosea M. Rupprecht, FSP, Pauline

God or Nothing: A Conversation on Faith with Nicholas Diat

Robert Cardinal Sarah, Ignatius Press

The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise

Robert Cardinal Sarah, Ignatius Press

Teachable Moments: Using Everyday Encounters with Media and Culture to Instill Conscience, Character, and Faith

Marybeth Hicks, Howard Books

Theology of Home: Finding the Eternal in the Everyday

Carrie Gress & Noelle Mering & Megan Schrieber, TAN Books