My bucket list of books

These are the Books that I would like to read before I move into Eternal Life…

Catholicism Explained/Theology

  1. Catechism of the Catholic Church
  2. The Spirit of Catholicism by Karl Adams
  3. Spirit and Forms of Protestantism by Louis Bouyer
  4. Christianity for Modern Pagans by Peter Kreeft
  5. The Lord by Romano Guardini
  6. Essay on Development of Christian Doctrine by Cardinal Newman
  7. Parochial and Plain Sermons by Cardinal Newman
  8. End of the Modern World by Romano Guardini
  9. Rome Sweet Home by Scott & Kimberly Hahn
  10. Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma by Ludwig Ott
  11. The Four Cardinal Virtues by Josef Pieper

History and Culture

  1. The Great Heresies by Hilaire Belloc
  2. How The Reformation Happened by Hilaire Belloc
  3. Survivals and New Arrivals by Hilaire Belloc
  4. Christendom I: Founding of Christendom by Warren Carroll
  5. Christendom II: The Building of Christendom by Warren Carroll
  6. Christendom III: The Glory of Christendom by Warren Carroll
  7. Christendom IV: The Cleaving of Christendom by Warren Carroll
  8. Triumph : The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church by H. W. Crocker III
  9. Enthusiasm by Ronald Arbuthnott Knox
  10. Love of Learning and the Desire for God by Jean Leclercq
  11. Christianity and European Culture by Christopher Dawson
  12. Our Lady of Fatima by William T. Walsh

Holy Men and Women

  1. Something Beautiful for God by Malcolm Muggeridge
  2. Apologia Pro Vita Sua by John Henry Newman
  3. Journal of a Soul by Pope John XXIII
  4. The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day
  5. St. Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox by G. K. Chesterton
  6. St. Francis of Assisi by G. K. Chesterton
  7. Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton
  8. Mary of Nazareth by Federico Suarez
  9. Cure of Ars by F. Trochu
  10. Thomas More: A Portrait of Courage by Gerard B. Wegemer
  11. Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II by George Weigel

Literary Classics

  1. Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  2. The Diary of a Country Priest by George Bernanos
  3. Hopkins: Poetry and Prose by George Manley Hopkins
  4. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  5. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  6. Christianity and Culture by T. S. Eliot
  7. The Idea of a University by John Newman
  8. Silence by Shusaku Endo
  9. Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  10. Lost in the Cosmos : The Last Self-Help Book by Walker Percy
  11. Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy
  12. Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Bridal Wreath by Sigrid Undset
  13. Kristin Lavransdatter II : The Wife by Sigrid Undset
  14. Kristin Lavransdatter III: The Cross by Sigrid Undset
  15. Flannery O’Connor: Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor
  16. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  17. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Spiritual Classics

  1. Confessions of St. Augustine by St. Augustine
  2. Little Talks with God (modernized version of “The Dialogues”) by St. Catherine
  3. City of God by St. Augustine
  4. The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis
  5. Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross
  6. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
  7. The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
  8. The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton
  9. Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  10. The Greatest Story Ever Told by Fulton Oursler
  11. Meditations from a Simple Path by Mother Teresa
  12. Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila
  13. The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila
  14. Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux
  15. My Way of Life/Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas

Spiritual Reading

  1. The Great Means of Salvation and Perfection by Alphonso Liguori
  2. Uniformity with God’s Will by Alphonso Liguori
  3. Spiritual Theology by Jordan Aumann
  4. Frequent Confession by Benedict Baur
  5. In Silence with God by Benedict Baur
  6. Difficulties in Mental Prayer by Eugene Boylan
  7. The Tremendous Lover by Eugene Boylan
  8. Covenanted Happiness by Cormac Burke
  9. The Soul of the Apostolate by Jean-Baptiste Chautard
  10. Friends of God by Jose Maria Escriva
  11. Christ is Passing By by Jose Maria Escriva
  12. The Way, Furrow, The Forge by Jose Maria Escriva
  13. Way of the Cross by Jose Maria Escriva
  14. All for Jesus by Frederick W. Faber
  15. Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre De Caussade
  16. Introduction to Devout Life by Francis deSales
  17. Treatise on the Love of God by Francis deSales
  18. Three Ages of Interior Life Volume I by Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange
  19. Three Ages of Interior Life Volume II by Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange
  20. Sinner’s Guide by Venerable Louis of Grenada
  21. The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A. Kempis
  22. True Devotion to the Holy Spirit by Luis M. Martinez
  23. True Devotions by Louis-Marie Grignion De Montfort
  24. The Hidden Power of Kindness by Lawrence G. Lovasik
  25. The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni
  26. The Sadness of Christ by Thomas More
  27. Conversation with Christ by Peter T. Rohrbach
  28. Spiritual Combat by Lorenzo Scupoli
  29. Theology and Sanity by Francis J. Sheed
  30. Theology for Beginners by Francis J. Sheed
  31. To Know Christ Jesus by Francis J. Sheed
  32. Life of Christ by Fulton J. Sheen
  33. Three to Get Married by Fulton J. Sheen
  34. The Spiritual Life by Adolphe Tanqueray
  35. Abba Father by Bonaventure Perquin
  36. Transformation in Christ by Dietrich von Hildebrand


  1. Crossing the Threshold of Hope by Pope John Paul II
  2. Companion Guide to Rome by Georgina Masson
  3. The King’s Good Servant but God’s First by James Monti
  4. 50 Questions on the Natural Law by Charles E. Rice
  5. The Intellectual Life by A. G. Sertillanges
  6. Essays on Woman by Edith Stein
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2 Responses to My bucket list of books

  1. Keith says:

    Quite a list you have there. Hope you are doing well my friend.

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