Suggested Readings

Here is a list of books from Fr. Gregg that you might find helpful


Catholicism in General

The Lamb’s Supper, by Dr. Scott Hahn

Catholic for a Reason, vol. 1-4, edited by Dr. Scott Hahn & Leon Superenant

Beginning Apologetics, vol. 1-9, by Fr. Frank Chacon & Jim Burnham

Anything by Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, or Jeff Cavins

Anything by Ignatius Press,  Emmaus Road Publishing, Ascension Press

Catechism of the Catholic Church,

Splendor of the Church, by Henri De LuBac

Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton

One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic, by Kenneth Whitehead

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, by Dr. Brant Pitre

Theology of the Body for Beginners, by Christopher West

Rediscover Catholicism, 2nd Ed, by Matthew Kelly

The Case for Clerical Celibacy, by Alfons Maria Cardinal Stickler

The Crucified Rabbi, by Taylor R. Marshall

History of Christendom, vol. 1-5, Dr. Warren Carroll

The Faith of the Early Fathers, vol. 1-3, by William Jurgens

Early Christian Writings, by Penguin Classics

Pope Fiction, by Patrick Madrid

New Proofs for the Existence of God, by Fr. Robert Spitzer



Ignatius Press RSV Bible, 2nd Catholic Edition, Ignatius Press

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, New Testament, by Dr. Scott Hahn & Curtis Mitch

Walking with God, by Jeff Cavins & Dr. Tim Gray

A Father Who Keeps His Promises, by Dr. Scott Hahn

Bible Basics for Catholics, by John Bergsma

Emmaus Road Publishing Bible Studies, especially from Dr. Tim Gray & Dr. Edward Sri

The Case for Christ, by Lee Strobel*

Jesus and the Victory of God, by NT Wright*

More than a Carpenter, by Josh McDowell*


Counseling/Human Formation

Codependant No More, by Melody Beattie**

Codependant’s Guide to the Twelve Steps, by Melody Beattie**

Boundaries, by Dr. Henry Cloud & John Townsend (there are many books in this series)*

Parenting with Love and Logic, by Jim Fay*

Discipline that Lasts a Lifetime, by Dr. Ray Guarendi

Love & Respect, by Dr. Emmerson Eggerich (for married couples)*

Family Matters, by Curtis & Michaelann Martin

5 Love Languages, by Gary Chapman*

7 Levels of Intimacy, by Matthew Kelly

Alcoholics Anonymous, AA World Services**

Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome, by Wayne Kritsberg**

Al-Anon World Services** (for those in relationship with an addict)

Sexaholics Anonymous, SA World Services**

Recovery Continues, SA World Services, spiritual help for chastity**

Cutting, by Steven Levendron**

UnPlanned, by Abby Johnson* (abortion issues)

A Path to Hope, by John Dillon (compassionate help for those who have had an abortion)

Healing a Father’s Heart, by Linda Cochrane (post abortion healing for men)


Prayer/Spiritual Life

Soul of the Apostolate, Dom Jean-Baptiste Chautard

Difficulties in Mental Prayer, by Fr. M. Eugene Boylan

Devotion to Our Lady, by Fr. Stefano Manelli

The Way, by St. Josemaria Escriva

The Virtues of Holiness, by Juan Luis Lorda

4 Signs of a Dynamic Catholic, by Matthew Kelly

Conversation with Christ, by Peter Thomas Rohrbach

Introduction to the Devout Life, by St. Francis De Sales

Prayer for Beginners, by Dr. Peter Kreeft

Power of a Praying Parent (Wife, Husband…), by Stormie Omartian*

Adoration, by Daniel P. Guernsey

Praying Scripture for a Change, by Dr. Tim Gray

Story of a Soul, by St. Therese of Lisieux

Anything by the Saints (Theresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Alphonsus Ligouri…)

The Discernment of Spirits, by Fr. Timothy Gallagher

The Examen Prayer, by Fr. Timothy Gallagher

Unbound, by Neal Lozano

Deliverance form Evil Spirits, by Francis MacNutt*

Saints are Not Sad, by Frank Sheed

Anything by Joyce Meyer*

Heart of the World, by Hans Urs Von Balthasar

How to Find your Soulmate without losing your Soul, by Jason Evert


Catholic Culture

The Confessions, by St. Augustine (Pine-coffin translation)

Christianity and European Culture, by Christopher Dawson

Letters to a Young Catholic, by George Weigel

Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri (Mark Musa translation)

The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien

The Bible and the Liturgy, by Jean Danielou

The Spirit of the Liturgy, by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

Anything by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict

Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), by Pope John Paul II

Anything by Pope John Paul II

The Meaning of Tradition, by Yves Congar, O.P.

Eucharistic Miracles, by Joan Carroll Cruz

Modern Saints, vol 1 & 2, by Joan Carroll Cruz

Anything by G.K. Chesterton

Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh

Tour of the Summa, by Msgr. Glenn



(* non-Catholic author,    **non-Christian author)

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