Sunday, November 04, 2007

My Library

I've decided to reveal my faith-related library. I'll update it as I get new books. I'll also add more details when I get the time.

Note: not all these books are necessarily good theological sources. The two books titled The New Testament are historically critical examinations of New Testament Scripture that do not necessarily reflect the Catholic theological tradition and interpretation of Sacred Scripture.
  • Apologetics
    • The Catholic Verses (Dave Armstrong)
    • Mere Christianity (C. S. Lewis)
    • Orthodoxy (G. K. Chesterton)
  • Bibles
    • New American Bible
    • New American Bible, New Testament [pocket-sized]
    • Revised Standard Version, 1st Catholic Edition [pocket-sized]
    • Revised Standard Version, 2nd Catholic Edition
  • Catechesis
    • American-Ukrainian Orthodox Catechism (The American-Ukrainian Orthodox Church)
    • Catechism of the Catholic Church (The Catholic Church)
    • The Catholic Source Book (Rev. Peter Klein)
    • Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (The Catholic Church)
    • Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy (The Catholic Church)
    • General Directory for Catechesis (The Catholic Church)
    • National Directory for Catechesis (USCCB)
    • United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (US Conference of Catholic Bishops)
  • Church Structure (Liturgy and Magisterium)
    • By What Authority? (Richard R. Gaillardetz)
    • Ceremonies of the Liturgical Year (Msgr. Peter J. Elliott)
    • Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite (Msgr. Peter J. Elliott)
    • How Not to Say Mass (Dennis C. Smolarski, S.J.)
    • The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (USCCB) [GIRM]
    • The Reform of the Reform? (Fr. Thomas M. Kocik) (borrowed from parish library)
    • The Sacramentary, 2nd Typical Edition (The Catholic Church)
    • The Spirit of the Liturgy (Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger)
    • Why Catholics Can't Sing (Thomas Day) (borrowed from county library)
  • History
    • Doors to the Sacred (Joseph Martos)
    • A History of God (Karen Armstrong)
    • The New Testament (Bart D. Ehrman)
    • The New Testament (Stephen Harris)
  • Language
    • A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin (John F. Collins)
  • Miscellaneous
    • Faith (collection of essays or excerpts)
    • In the Beginning (Karen Armstrong)
    • Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas (St. Thomas Aquinas)
    • Invitation to Faith (Pope Benedict XVI)
    • Meditations from a Simple Path (Mother Teresa)
    • Pensées (Blaise Pascal)
    • A People Adrift (Peter Steinfels)
    • The Practice of the Presence of God (Brother Lawrence)
  • Scripture
    • The Apostles (Pope Benedict XVI)
    • In the Beginning (Pope Benedict XVI)
  • Tradition
    • Mary and the Fathers of the Church (Luigi Gambero)
    • Theology of the Body for Beginners (Christopher West)

1 comment:

preacherman said...

Sounds like you have quite a library. I was wondering if you have any books by A.W. Tozer. He is really good. Very inspirational. I highly recommend it. Again thanks for these recommendations. I am going to maybe add some of these books to my library.