Here are just some of my Recommended Resources:
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Catechism of the Catholic Church  

Best Catholic Links: Apologetics:

NEW ADVENT: Home (This site gives you access to the Catholic Encyclopedia, the Summa, writings of the Church Fathers and more)

Resources – Catholic Culture.  (Another list of resources and links)

Best Catholic Links.  (For a list of a variety of other topics and links)


Book Recommendations:

Topic: Doctrine/Theology

A Map of Life, by Frank Sheed

Theology for Beginners, by Frank Sheed

Theology and Sanity, by Frank Sheed  (more detailed than above)

Introduction to Christianity by Cardinal Ratzinger

Mere Christianity by CS Lewis


Topic: Apologetics/Answers for Non-Catholics

Unabridged Christianity, by Fr. Mario Romero

The Essential Catholic Survival Guide, by Catholic Answers

Catholicism and Fundamentalism, by Karl Keating

A Biblical Defense of Catholicism, by Dave Armstrong                                                                    

Beginning Apologetics Series by Fr. Chacon and Jim Burnham



Topic: Apologetics = Eucharist

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist , by Brad Pitre

Crossing the Tiber, by Steve Ray  (also with info on Baptism)

Biblical Basis for the Eucharist, by John Salza

Dominus Est, It is the Lord! By Rev. Schneider


Topic: Apologetics = The Bible

Why Catholic Bibles are Bigger, by Gary Michuta

The Case for the Deuterocanon by Gary Michuta

Where We Got the Bible by Henry Graham

Bible Compass by Edward Sri


Topic: Apologetics = The Papacy

Upon This Rock, by Steve Ray

Pope Fiction, by Patrick Madrid


Topic: Apologetics = Mary

Behold Your Mother by Tim Staples

Hail Holy Queen by Scott Hahn

Queen Mother by Edward Sri


Topic: Church History

A Popular History of the Catholic Church, by Philip Hughes

Compact History of the Catholic Church, by Alan Schreck

Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History by Rodney Stark

History of the Catholic Church by James Hitchcock

How the Church Built Western Civilization by Thomas Woods

How the Reformation Happened and Characters of the Reformation both by Hilaire Belloc

The Great Heresies by Hilaire Belloc

History of Christendom Series by Warren Carroll


Topic: Intro to Understanding Scripture

Walking With God, by Tim Gray and Jeff Cavins

A Father Who Keeps His Promises, by Scott Hahn

Does the Bible Really Say That?, by Patrick Madrid

Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture Series (books evaluating different books of bible)

Catholic Perspective on Paul by Taylor Marshall


Topic: Church Fathers

The Four Witnesses, by Rod Bennett

The Fathers of the Church, by Mike Aquilina

The Faith of the Early Fathers (3 volume series) by William Jurgens

The Fathers Know Best, by Jimmy Akin

The Mass of the Church Fathers, by Mike Aquillina

Early Christian Writings, by Louth (translated by Maxwell Staniforth)


Topic: Other/Miscellaneous

Why do Catholics Do That?, by Kevin Orlin Johnson

The Crucified Rabbi: Judaism and the Origins of the Catholic Christianity, by Taylor Marshall

Signs of Life, by Scott Hahn


Spiritual Life

Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Phillippe

Introduction to the Devout Life by Frances de Sales

Imitation of Christ by Thomas Kempis

Augustine On Prayer by Hand

The Fulfillment of All Desire by Ralph Martin

Story of a Soul by Therese de Lisieux



Staples vs Gregg Debate

Jimmy Swaggert Made Me Catholic, by Tim Staples

The Sword of the Spirit, by Tim Staples

The Gospel Truth About Mary, by Tim Staples


MP3   –  free MP3s on various apologetic topics  –   calendars list the show topics and can go to past shows, can then download and listen to the podcasts   –  Talks by Peter Kreeft

EWTN radio show: Called to Communion




Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Tyler, Adult Faith Formation:

Institute of Catholic Culture:





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