Recommended Books

Here we provide a list of solid books and resources covering a variety of topics that any Catholic or Truth-seeker might find really helpful. 

WARNING: Some books might be difficult to get in print. You might find them online (like Prummer’s book on Sensus Fidelium), but as a matter of justice make sure that these are legally published in the public domain. 

Must-Read
  1. Douay-Rheims Bible
  2. The Roman Catechism
  3. True Devotion to Mary – St. Louis de Montfort
  4. Humility of Heart – Fr. Cajetan Mary da Bergamo
  5. The Imitation of Christ – Thomas á Kempis
  6. The Ways of Mental Prayer – Dom Vitalis Lehody
  7. Tradition and the Church – Msgr. George Agius 
  8. The Binding Force of Tradition – Fr. Ripperger
  9. Magisterial Authority – Fr. Ripperger
  10. The Popes Against Modern Errors: 16 Papal Documents – Anthony Mioni
  11. Moral Theology – St. Alphonsus Liguori 
  12. Summa Theologica – St. Thomas Aquinas
  13. Uniformity With God’s Will – St. Alphonsus Liguori
Further Reading – Quick Navigation:
  1. Theology
  2. Spirituality
  3. Mariology
  4. History / Politics / Society
  5. Literature
  6. Philosophy
  7. On Science and Creation
  8. Apologetics
  9. Church Crisis
  10. The Mass
  11. Miscellaneous
  12. Writing of the Church Fathers Compiled [Link to NewAdvent.org]
Theology
  1. On the Marks of the Church – St. Robert Bellarmine 
  2. On the Roman Pontiff Vol. 1 and 2 – St. Robert Bellarmine 
  3. On the Church Militant – St. Robert Bellarmine
  4. On Councils: Their Nature and Authority – St. Robert Bellarmine
  5. The Antichrist – Vincent Miceli, S.J. 
  6. Free From All Error – Rev. William G. Most
  7. Handbook of Moral Theology – Prummer 
  8. Theology and Sanity – Frank Sheed
  9. City of God — St. Augustine
  10. Aquinas’s Shorter Summa 
  11. Reality: A Synthesis of Thomistic Thought – Reginald Garrigou Lagrange
  12. Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma – Ludwig Ott
  13. Sources of Catholic Dogma – Denzinger
  14. Catechism of St. Pius X
  15. Baltimore Catechism
  16. An Exhaustive Explanation of the Catechism of the Council of Trent – Francis Spirago
Spirituality 
  1. The Way of Perfection – St. Teresa of Avila
  2. Interior Castle – St. Teresa of Avila
  3. Story of a Soul – St. Therese of Lisieux
  4. Dark Night of the Soul – St. John of the Cross
  5. Ascent of Mount Carmel – St. John of the Cross
  6. The Great Means of Salvation and of Perfection – St. Alphonsus Liguori
  7. Preparation for Death – St. Alphonsus Liguori
  8. Lives of the Saints – Alban Butler 
  9. Confessions – St. Augustine
  10. The Autobiography of St. Robert Bellarmine: Along with A Guide to Composing Sermons Sermons on the Annunciation
  11. The Life of Saint Francis Assisi – Candide Chalippe, OFM
  12. Life of Venerable Anne of Jesus – Sister of Notre Dame de Namur
  13. The Life of St. Philip Neri – Pietro Bacci
  14. The Cure of Ars – Francis Trochu
  15. Introduction to the Devout Life – St. Francis de Sales
  16. The Spiritual Combat – Dom Lorenzo Scupoli
  17. Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence – Fr. Jean-Pierre de Caussade
Mariology
  1. The Glories of Mary – St. Alphonsus Liguori
  2. The Foot of the Cross – Fr. Faber 
  3. The Mariology of Cardinal Newman – Francis J. Friedel
  4. Mariology (3 volumes) – Fr. Juniper Carol, OFM 
  5. The Mother of Our Saviour: And Our Interior Life – Reginald Garrigou Lagrange
History / Politics / Society
  1. Revolution and Counter-Revolution – Dr. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira
  2. The Everlasting Man – G.K. Chesterton
  3. Christus Vincit – Bishop Athanasius Schneider
  4. Phoenix from the Ashes – Henry Sire
  5. The Reign of Christ the King – Michael Davies
  6. The Great Heresies – Hilaire Belloc
  7. Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Conquest of Darkness. – Warren Carroll
  8. How The Reformation Happened – Hilaire Belloc
  9. The French Revolution – Hilaire Belloc
  10. The Crusades: The World’s Debate – Hilaire Belloc
  11. The Early Papacy: To the Synod of Chalcedon in 451 – Adrian Fortescue
  12. De Regno – St. Thomas Aquinas
  13. History of Heresies – St. Alphonsus Liguori
  14. What’s Wrong with the World – G.K. Chesterton
Literature
  1. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri
  3. Demons – Dostoyevsky
  4. St. Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox – G.K. Chesterton
  5. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  6. 1984 – George Orwell
  7. The Quest of the Holy Grail
  8. The Death of King Arthur
  9. St. Francis of Assisi – G.K. Chesterton
  10. The Man Who Was Thursday – G.K. Chesterton 
  11. The Complete Father Brown Stories – G.K. Chesterton
  12. The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
  13. The Brothers Karamazov – Dostoyevsky
Philosophy
  1. An Introduction to Philosophy – Daniel J. Sullivan
  2. Introduction to the Science of Mental Health – Fr. Chad Ripperger
  3. The Consolation of Philosophy – Boethius
  4. The Nicomachean Ethics – Aristotle
  5. The Metaphysics of Evolution –  Fr. Chad Ripperger
  6. The Principle of the Integral Good – Fr. Chad Ripperger 
  7. The Morality of the Exterior Act – Fr. Chad Ripperger
On Science and Creation   
  1. Crisis of Faith and Special Creation – Auten
  2. The Fall of Darwin’s Last Icon and the Failure of the Cartesian Darwinian Narrative – John Wynne 
  3. Darwin Devolves – Michael Behe 
  4. Genetic Entropy – J. Sanford
  5. Commentary on Genesis 1-3 – Cornelius a Lapide
  6. St. Lawrence of Brindisi on Creation and the Fall
  7. Genesis Through the Eyes of the Saints – Hugh Owen 
  8. The True Conception of the World according to St. Hildegard von Bingen
  9. I Have Spoken to you From Heaven – Hugh Owen, Gerard Keane, and Mark Koehne
  10. The Doctrines of Genesis 1-11 – Victor Warkulwiz
  11. Genesis According to the Saints – Daniel M. Clough
Apologetics
  1. College Apologetics – Anthony Alexander
  2. The Faith of Our Fathers – James Cardinal Gibbons
  3. Orthodoxy – G.K. Chesterton
  4. The Catholic Church has the Answer – Paul Whitcomb
  5. A Biblical Defense of Catholicism – Dave Armstrong
  6. The Case for Jesus – Brant Pitre
  7. Apologia Pro Vita Sua – John Henry Newman
Church Crisis
  1. Iota Unum – Romano Amerio
  2. Cranmer’s Godly Order – Michael Davies
  3. Pope John’s Council – Michael Davies
  4. Pope Paul’s New Mass – Michael Davies
  5. The Second Vatican Council: An Unwritten Story – Roberto de Mattei
  6. Repairing the Breach – John Wynne and Stephen Wynne
  7. School of Darkness – Bella Dodd
  8. Catholic Catechism on Freemasonry – David Gray
  9. Trojan Horse on the City of God – Dietrich von Hildebrand
  10. The Devastated Vineyard – Dietrich von Hildebrand
  11. The Charitable Anathema – Dietrich von Hildebrand
The Mass
  1. The Ottaviani Intervention – Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani
  2. On the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass – St. Robert Bellarmine
  3. Nothing Superfluous – James Jackson, FSSP
  4. How Christ Said the First Mass – James L. Meagher
Miscellaneous
  1. The Priest is not His Own – Fulton Sheen
  2. Lucifer: The True Story of the Famous Diabolic Possession in Alsace – Abbe Paul Sutter
  3. Purgatory – F.X. Schouppe
  4. Purgatory – Fr. Faber
  5. Hell – F.X. Schouppe
  6. Forty Dreams of Saint John Bosco 
  7. The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ – Blessed Anne Catherine Emerich
  8. Topics on Tradition – Fr. Ripperger
  9. On Divine Tradition – Cardinal Franzelin
  10. The Family that Overtook Christ – M.J. Raymond