Brandon Vogt

More of the Best Catholic Books

Well there was a lot of discussion here after I listed the best Catholic books and explained how to build a Catholic eBook library on the cheap. People flew to the comment-boxes to suggest titles they thought should have made the cut. So here are some more recommendations from the comboxes, more solid Catholic books and eBooks:

More of the Best Catholic Books
Akin, Jimmy – The Fathers Know Best
Anonymous – The Way of a Pilgrim
Benedict XVI, Pope – The Spirit of the Liturgy
Benedict XVI, Pope – Introduction to Christianity
Bennett, Rod – Four Witnesses
Boethius – The Consolation of Philosophy
Burgess, Anthony – A Clockwork Orange
Burgess, Anthony – The Wanting Seed
Burrows, Ruth – Ascent to Love
Catherine of Siena, St. – Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena
Chesterton, G.K. – Heretics
Connolly, Myles – Mr. Blue
Dostoevsky, Fyodor – The Brothers Karamazov
Dubay, Fr. Thomas – Fire Within
Dubay, Fr. Thomas – The Evidential Power of Beauty
Fortescue, Adrian – The Orthodox Eastern Church
Greene, Graham – The Power and the Glory
Greene, Graham – Brighton Rock
Greene, Graham – The Heart of the Matter
Greene, Graham – The End of the Affair
Guardini, Romano – The Spirit of the Liturgy
Hildebrand, Dietrich von – Transformation in Christ
Houselander, Caryll – Reed of God
John Paul II, Pope – Love and Responsibility
Kelly, J.N.D. – Early Christian Creeds
Kelly, J.N.D. – Early Christian Doctrines
Lawrence, Brother – The Practice of the Presence of God
Leach, Michael – Why Stay Catholic?
Lewis, C.S. – The Chronicles of Narnia
Lewis, C.S. – The Great Divorce
Marmion, Bl. Columa – Union With God
Martin, Fr. James – My Life With the Saints
Martin, Ralph – The Fulfillment of All Desire
Miller, Walter – A Canticle for Leibowitz
O’Conner, Flannery – A Habit of Being
O’Rahilly, Alfred – Father William Doyle
Powers, Jessica – Selected Poetry of Jessica Powers
Undset, Sigrid – Catherine of Siena
Von Balthasar, Hans Urs – Heart of the World

More of the Best Catholic eBooks
$0.99O’Neill, J.F. – Clementine Vulgate
$1.99Catechism of the Council of Trent
$5.99 Catholic Bible (NAB Revised Edition)
$9.99Gambero, Luigi – Mary in the Middle Ages
$9.99 Knox, Ronald – The Creed In Slow Motion

More Cheap eBook Sources

  • Aquinas and More – The only online Catholic bookstore that sells eBooks–they have a pretty incredible collection, including a number of fairly cheap titles. The best part about their eBooks is that they are all edited and formatted which makes e-reading a whole lot easier.
  • CCEL (Christian Classics Ethereal Library) – They have a wide selection of classic Christian titles, most costing $1-$3 each. And they support multiple eBook formats.
  • Google Books – You can download plenty of free eBooks from this collection, but only in the ePub format (aka not in Kindle’s “.mobi” format.)
  • Ignatius Press eBooks – I think out of all the Catholic publishers, Ignatius has the most robust eBook selection. Their eBooks are reasonably priced and they support multiple eBook formats.
  • Inkmesh – This is the best eBook search engine, as far as I can tell. Type in any author or book and if there’s a free eBook version available, Inkmesh will find it.
  • Our Sunday Visitor eBooks – OSV has just entered the eBook market, but they’re doing a great job. I really like that they’ve gone back and made a lot of their classic titles available in digital format.

 What do you think? Did I get them all?

  • Randy

    Kathleen and grzybowskib check out Brandon’s original list here:

  • Kathleen

    Confessions of St. Augustine is also free at Amazon.

  • grzybowskib

    You forgot St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises!

  • Just got an Android tablet … your timing was inspired!

  • Rjroehrig

    Brandon, ST PAULS/Alba House Publishing also has 42 of our books on the Kindle as well. –Fr. Matthew, SSP, Marketing Director

  • Dim Bulb

    J.N.D. Kelly was Anglican, not Catholic, as was C.S. Lewis. I would recommend their writings but labeling them "Catholic" can be misleading.

    Nice to see Boethius and Marmion on the list. I'd add Marmions' Christ, the Life of the Soul to the list.

    To you "More Cheap eBook Soruces" I'd recommend this site

  • Brandon Vogt

    Glad to help!

  • Brandon Vogt

    Philip: This list includes books recommended *on top of* my original lists.

    Check the original lists–they are each loaded with books authored by the saints:

  • Anonymous

    Ah! I see! This list is a continuation. I definitely appreciate the entire list!!


    Great work!


  • Anonymous

    While I appreciate your list (as I have read a number of books on it), I am surprised that there is only one book by a canonized saint, and all except that book so happen to have been published in the 20th century.

    I could think of a number of titles from other doctors of the Church like the very prolific Moral Theologian of the Church, Alphonso Liguori. How about Teresa d'Avila, Francis de Sales, St. Therese de Liseaux or St. Louis Marie de Montfort?

    In Christ


  • Lainie1982

    Great (and extremely thorough) list! I also really enjoy Alice Von Hildebrand's books.

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