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Pope Benedict XVI
Books We Recommend
Books on Faith
Searching For and Maintaining Peace
Fr. Jacques Philippe
This little book is short and powerful. It is the kind of book that you will want to reread at least once each year. In this, Fr. Philippe explores the desire for inner peace that we all have and how to go about finding that through the chaos of life.
I Believe in Love
Fr. Jean C.J. D’Elbee
This book is based off of the teachings of St. Therese of Lisieux. It gives a powerful and beautiful look into key foundations of faith: love of Christ and a profound trust in His mercy.
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist
In this book, Pitre looks at Jesus Christ and the Last Supper through the eyes of Judaism at the time when Jesus came. It shows the transformation that occurred at the Last Supper and the church that Christ established from His own Jewish faith. This is a powerful look at the history behind Church traditions and why Jesus did what He did during His last hours here on Earth.
Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic
This book brings Catholicism to life and shows how to live out the beliefs of the Church in realistic and applicable ways—ways that were seen in the saints.
Imitation of Christ
Thomas a Kempis
This classic novel challenges any reader that picks it up to take another look at Christ’s teachings and how he or she is living them out. It is written in short, theme-based sections that provide plenty of content to meditate on and grow from.
The Soul of the Apostolate
This book looks at how to make God your all and how to bring Him into all that you do. It explores what it means to surrender your own soul to God completely, and then how to inspire others to the same passionate love of God.
Books on Relationships
Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love
Sri’s meditation on Pope St. John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility reveals a beautiful philosophy on marriage and foundational understandings about relationships. Sri makes these teachings relateable and helps to answer questions many of us have about love, dating, and marraige.
Love & Respect
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
This book takes a psychological look at the differences between men and women. It focuses in on the respect a man wants and the love a woman desires. Dr. Eggerichs has many years of experience counseling married couples and uses this wisdom to share relateable stories and solutions to the cycles we can find ourselves in. He teaches men and women how to best love one another; helping show that these differences can bring a man and woman together, instead of push the two apart.
Theology of the Body For Beginners
An all-time favorite, this book condenses Pope St. John Paul II’s teachings on the beauty of the man and woman’s bodies and the mystery of how the two become one. It takes a look at how sex has been distorted in our world, and reminds us of the deep mystery contained within the act of sex and the sacred bond that it was meant to be within marriage.
How to Find Your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul
Jason and Crystalina Evert
This book is loved by many young adults around the world and is written specifically for that audience. It takes a funny, personal, and applicable look at how to go about dating and finding a spouse. It includes lists of men you shouldn’t date, as well as other helpful tid-bits that give you tools for navigating the complicated world of relationships.
What Are You Waiting For? The One Thing No One Ever Tells You About Sex
Gresh is hilariously blunt and to-the-point in this book, which is written specifically for our age group. She doesn’t leave anything out as she dives into the questions we are all wondering about relationships and sex. She uses science and Scripture to give a raw and exciting new look into this level of intimacy that gives you an entirely new perspective on both the word, sex, itself and the act behind the word.