Here are some books which I have enjoyed and which I have found helpful over the years. They are in no particular order. Remember, taste in books is subjective, so these are simply my recommendations and nothing more.
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Book Announcement:The Beauty of Holiness, by Michele L. Catanese
The Beauty of Holiness, which I wrote in 2013, is available. This book would make a great gift for a friend or family member or a great gift to give oneself. The Beauty of Holiness is a book of short meditations which are written in the style of my blog: the chapters are short and are meant for reflection. If you are interested you can obtain it by contacting me. The book is $12.99 (includes tax). For more information on the book, click here:http://www.catanesesd.com/the-beauty-of-holiness.html
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Spirituality Books and Books on Scripture
Christian Spirituality: Themes from the Tradition, by Lawrence S. Cunningham and Keith J. Egan
Understanding Christian Spirituality, by Michael Downey
The Essential Spirituality Handbook, by Wendy M. Wright
Christian Spirituality in the Catholic Tradition, by Jordan Aumann. O.P.
Christian Spirituality, by Charles J. Healey, S.J.
Christian Spirituality, by Richard Woods, O.P.
The Fulfillment of All Desire, by Ralph Martin
The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, by James Martin, S.J.
What is Ignatian Spirituality? by David L. Fleming, S.J.
Orthodoxy, by Paul Evdokimov
Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word: Meditations on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, (Vol. 1-3), by Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis
You Can Understand the Bible, by Peter Kreeft
Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation, by Michael Barber
The Glory of the Lord: A Theological Aesthetics, Vol. VI: The Old Covenant by Hans Urs Von Balthasar
Surprised by Joy, by C.S. Lewis
Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis
[All of the books by Heather King are spiritual. Many of these are memoirs, but she lives her faith so all are spiritual.]
Shirt of Flame: My Year with St. Therese of Lisieux by Heather King
Parched: A Memoir by Heather King
Redeemed: Stumbling Toward God, Sanity, and the Peace That Passes All Understanding, by Heather King
Stripped: Cancer, Culture and the Cloud of Unknowing by Heather King
The Seven Story Mountain, by Thomas Merton
Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, by Thomas Merton
*Selected Poetry of Jessica Powers, edited by Regina Siegfried and Robert Morneau (Some of my favorite spiritual poetry!)
Left to Tell, by Immaculée Ilibagiza (This is an amazing book about Immaculée's faith and the power of forgiveness. All of the books by Immaculée are "must reads"!)