October 31, 2007

Reading Your Way To Catholicism, A Book List

Since much of my conversion story is based on reading our way to the faith, I've been making up a book list. Obviously, it isn't complete, or even one that would be effective for any particular other person. I've divided it into categories. I also make no pretense that I have read all of these, some were read by my husband and spoon fed into my little noggin small bits at a time.

Church History

Conversion Stories


There are probably a million other things I could list. We also read a lot of blogs, a lot of articles, and listened to many Podcasts (Fr. Riccardo is worth finding on iTunes, if you like that kind of thing).

Feel free to add any other good book suggestions in the comments.


Thank you for posting this list. I agree with your stylistic comment about the Hahns' book. Of the rest of them, I've read Newman and Chesterton. I shall certainly look into some of the others, especially the histories and apologetics.

Posted by: Robbo the Llama Butcher at November 1, 2007 08:34 AM

Fr. Richard John Neuhaus's Catholic Matters is an excellent one, too. Tells how he went from being a Lutheran (LCMS) minister to a Catholic priest. His site/magazine, First Things, is always on my reading list. Chesterton's Everlasting Man and Hereticsare also classics.

Posted by: The Colossus at November 7, 2007 12:00 PM

We've subscribed to First Things. They sent us one issue and then told us that our address was wrong. So far we haven't been able to get another issue, nor figure out what's wrong with our address.

Posted by: Jordana at November 7, 2007 12:14 PM