Catholic Books: A Comprehensive Introduction to the Faith

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The list author says: "A list of books covering a range of Catholic topics including Mass, Jesus, Early Church Fathers, Apologetics, and other great catechetical topics that can be used either by cradle Catholics to better understand their faith or for Non-catholics interested in the Church's teaching. The books on this list are grouped by topic going from Scripture, Catechism and Church documents, Mass, salvation, Early Church Fathers, Jesus, Mary, Apologetics, Church History, Prayer, Atheism and Science, Saints, Popes, and Confession."
Catholic Bible-RSV
1.  Catholic Bible-RSV by Ignatius Press
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  "Obvious first choice, every good Catholic should be rooted in Sacred Scripture."
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Compendium :   Catechism of the Catholic Church
2.  Compendium : Catechism of the Catholic Church by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
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  "Along with Scripture the Catholic should have a good grasp on Church teaching this is a basic outline of the Church's teaching I recommend going through this Compendium before tackling the full Catechism."
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A Father Who Keeps His Promises: God's Covenant Love in Scripture
3.  A Father Who Keeps His Promises: God's Covenant Love in Scripture by Scott Hahn
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  "Helps show the "big picture" of salvation history through the lens of God's covenantle nature."
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Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament
4.  Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament by Curtis Mitch
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  "A great study bible that helps beginners understand the Bible and long time readers get more out of it. In addition to textual commentary it contains a concordance as well as index of doctrines that give scriptural support for various Catholic Doctrine."
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Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Edition
5.  Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Edition by Our Sunday Visitor
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  "The Official outline of the Church's teaching on faith and morals, can be read through or used as a reference text."
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Catholic Christianity: A Complete Catechism of Catholic Church Beliefs Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church
6.  Catholic Christianity: A Complete Catechism of Catholic Church Beliefs Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Peter Kreeft
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  "A great addition to enhance the understanding of the Catechism."
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Vatican Council II: Constitutions, Decrees, Declarations (Vatican Council II) (Vatican Council II)
7.  Vatican Council II: Constitutions, Decrees, Declarations (Vatican Council II) (Vatican Council II) by Austin Flannery
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  "The Documents of Vatican II that forever changed the look and feel of the Catholic Church most noticibly in the Mass, but in other aspects of the Church's life and practice."
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By What Authority?: Primer on Scripture, the Magisterium, and the Sense of the Faithful
8.  By What Authority?: Primer on Scripture, the Magisterium, and the Sense of the Faithful by Richard R. Gaillardetz
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  "A great outline of the relationship between the Magisterium and the lay faithful after Vatican II."
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Worthy is the Lamb: The Biblical Roots of the Mass
9.  Worthy is the Lamb: The Biblical Roots of the Mass by Tom Nash
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  "The title says it all."
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The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth
10.  The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth by Scott Hahn
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  "How the book of Revelation can be understood through the Mass."
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The Salvation Controversy
11.  The Salvation Controversy by Jimmy Akin
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  "A great outline of the issue of salvation from different denominations and most importantly from Scripture."
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Catholicism and Fundamentalism: The Attack on "Romanism" by "Bible Christians"
12.  Catholicism and Fundamentalism: The Attack on "Romanism" by "Bible Christians" by Karl Keating
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  "The Christian Fundamentalist understanding of Catholicism and then what Catholicism really is."
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The Fathers Know Best
13.  The Fathers Know Best by Jimmy Akin
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  "A reference book to the Early Church Fathers."
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Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words
14.  Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words by Rod Bennett
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  "The story of the four earliest Church Fathers (Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, and Iraenous of Lyons)from their own writings and letters."
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Jesus of Nazareth
15.  Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI
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  "The next several books outline Jesus."
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Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection
16.  Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection by Pope Benedict XVI
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Life of Christ
17.  Life of Christ by Fulton J. Sheen
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The Lord
18.  The Lord by Romano Guardini
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The Seven Last Words
19.  The Seven Last Words by Fulton J. Sheen
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Salvation Is from the Jews
20.  Salvation Is from the Jews by Roy H. Schoeman
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Mary, Mother of the Son 3 Volume Set
21.  Mary, Mother of the Son 3 Volume Set by Mark P. Shea
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  "The Next couple outline Mary"
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Hail, Holy Queen
22.  Hail, Holy Queen by Scott Hahn
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Heaven, the Heart's Deepest Longing
23.  Heaven, the Heart's Deepest Longing by Peter Kreeft
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  "This book covers the topic of heaven."
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Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith
24.  Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith by Peter Kreeft
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  "The next few cover Apologetics which means explaining and defending the faith."
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Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith
25.  Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith by Scott Hahn
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What Catholics Really Believe: Answers to Common Misconceptions About the Faith
26.  What Catholics Really Believe: Answers to Common Misconceptions About the Faith by Karl Keating
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Theology and Sanity
27.  Theology and Sanity by F. J. Sheed
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The Art of Praying: The Principles and Methods of Christian Prayer
28.  The Art of Praying: The Principles and Methods of Christian Prayer by Romano Guardini
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  "The next couple cover spirituality and prayer."
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Prayer For Beginners
29.  Prayer For Beginners by Peter Kreeft
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A Concise History of the Catholic Church
30.  A Concise History of the Catholic Church by Thomas S. Bokenkotter
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  "The next couple are good primers on Church history."
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The Catholic Church Through the Ages: A History
31.  The Catholic Church Through the Ages: A History by John Vidmar
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The Godless Delusion: A Catholic Challenge to Modern Atheism
32.  The Godless Delusion: A Catholic Challenge to Modern Atheism by Patrick Madrid
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  "The next few cover the attacks of Atheism and clear up the fact that science and religion do not have to oppose each other."
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Answering the New Atheism: Dismantling Dawkins' Case Against God
33.  Answering the New Atheism: Dismantling Dawkins' Case Against God by Scott Hahn
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Chance or Purpose? Creation, Evolution and a Rational Faith
34.  Chance or Purpose? Creation, Evolution and a Rational Faith by Christoph von Schönborn
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Saints For Dummies
35.  Saints For Dummies by Kenneth Brighenti
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  "No Catholic list calling itself comprehensive could be without an overview of the Saints."
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Butler's Lives of the Saints: New Concise Edition
36.  Butler's Lives of the Saints: New Concise Edition by Alban Butler
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Upon This Rock: St. Peter and the Primacy of Rome in Scripture and the Early Church (Modern Apologetics Library)
37.  Upon This Rock: St. Peter and the Primacy of Rome in Scripture and the Early Church (Modern Apologetics Library) by Stephen K. Ray
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  "The next couple cover the topic of the Papacy (Pope)."
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John Paul 2: The Encyclicals in Everyday Language, Definitive Edition of All Fourteen Encyclicals
38.  John Paul 2: The Encyclicals in Everyday Language, Definitive Edition of All Fourteen Encyclicals by Pope JohnPaul II
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Lord, Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession
39.  Lord, Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession by Scott Hahn
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  "A book covering sacramental confession."
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Sex au Naturel: What It Is and Why It's Good for Your Marriage
40.  Sex au Naturel: What It Is and Why It's Good for Your Marriage by Patrick Coffin
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  "The misunderstood teaching of the Church on sex and marriage is explained and shown to be the beautiful unioun God intended."
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