Do you ever have a wish list panic attack?
Sometimes when I look through my wish list at Amazon I have this panic-stricken moment of, “I CANNOT DIE UNTIL I HAVE READ EVERY ONE OF THESE 298 BOOKS!” I’m having one of those moments right now.
I’m about to finish up the last of a stack of books we got earlier this year, and it’s finally time to order some new ones. But, looking through my Wish List, I just don’t even know where to start. It’s so long, and they all look so good!
I’m definitely going to get Hold on to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld because regular commentor Steve G. raves about it, and because it fits in well with my recent decision to homeschool. But what else? Assuming I can find some good deals on used copies, I’d like to get another couple of books.
So what should I read next? Below is a selection of the books from my main list that I have ranked “highest priority”. (I know, it’s ridiculously long, but I just couldn’t cut anything out.) Has anyone read or heard good things about any of these? Is there something on there that I simply must drop everything and read right now? Also, for those of you who are also looking for good stuff to read, all the books on this list come highly recommended from people whose opinions I respect (you may recognize some from some of the book memes that were going around recently).
Tell me what to read next! Here are the candidates:
Deep Conversion/ Deep Prayer by Thomas Dubay
Architects of the Culture of Death by Donald De Marco, Benjamin D. Wiker
Rosary: Mysteries, Meditations, and the Telling of the Beads by Kevin Orlin Johnson
The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom Library) by John Sherrill
In My Father’s House by Corrie Ten Boom
Controversies: High-Level Catholic Apologetics by Karl Keating
Hail, Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God by Scott Hahn
Love and Responsibility by Pope John Paul II
The Way of a Pilgrim by Walter J. Ciszek
Sacrament of the Present Moment, The by Jean-P De Caussade
The Practice of the Presence of God, and The Spiritual Maxims by Brother Lawrence
Faith and Certitude by Thomas Dubay
Behold the Beauty of the Lord by Henri J. M. Nouwen
The Evidential Power of Beauty: Science and Theology Meet by Thomas Dubay
Mystics & Miracles: True Stories of Lives Touched by God by Bert Ghezzi
Our Lady Of Guadalupe: And The Conquest Of Darkness by Warren H. Carroll
Swear to God: The Promise and Power of the Sacraments by Scott Hahn
Introduction to the Devout Life by Francis De Sales
Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words by Rod Bennett
Christianity for Modern Pagans: Pascal’s Pensees by Peter Kreeft
To Know Christ Jesus by F. J. Sheed
Modern Physics and Ancient Faith by Stephen M Barr
An Exorcist Tells His Story by Gabriele Amorth
The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth by Scott Hahn
Truth And Tolerance: Christian Belief And World Religions by Pope Benedict
The Mind on Fire: A Faith for the Skeptical and Indifferent by Blaise Pascal
My Life With the Saints by James Martin
Great Heresies by Hilaire Belloc
Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones: Spiritual Answers to Psychological Questions
by Benedict J. Groeschel
There are No Accidents: In All Things Trust in God by Benedict J. Groeschel
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