St. Sebastian's Spiritual Reading Suggestions

A Listmania! list by J. Hernandez "JH" (Sebastopol, CA USA)
(REAL NAME)   
The list author says: "Spiritual reading is a practice of reading books and articles about spirituality with the purpose of growing in holiness.

Spiritual reading is devoted to the reading of lives of saints, writings of Doctors and the Fathers of the Church, theological works written by holy people, and doctrinal writings of Church authorities. It is different from lectio divina which focuses on the bible.

The biblical basis is St. Paul's advice "Attend to reading" (1 Tim 4:13) which meant that Timothy his disciple should "apply to the reading of holy books, not in a passing way and for a short time, but regularly and for a considerable time," said St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Catholic Church on Moral theology. St. Bernard of Clairvaux said that "spiritual reading and prayer are the arms by which hell is conquered and paradise won."

All the founders of religious orders have strongly recommended this holy exercise, states St. Alphonsus. And in the early 20th century, Pope St. Pius X recommended this practice as a means of holiness."
Catholic Bible-RSV
1.  Catholic Bible-RSV by Ignatius Press
Used & New from: $7.70
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (315 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

See buying options
Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament
2.  Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament by Curtis Mitch
$19.05   Used & New from: $10.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (399 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Handbook of Prayers
3.  Handbook of Prayers by James Socias
Used & New from: $8.98
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

See buying options
Christian Prayer
4.  Christian Prayer by Catholic Book Publishing Co
$27.30   Used & New from: $26.39
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)

Jesus of Nazareth
5.  Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI
Used & New from: $0.97
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (315 customer reviews) | 14 customer discussions

See buying options
Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection
6.  Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection by Pope Benedict XVI
$15.31   Used & New from: $9.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)

A Study Guide for Joseph Ratzinger's Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration
7.  A Study Guide for Joseph Ratzinger's Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration by Mark Brumley
$7.95   Used & New from: $3.95
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

God Is Love: Deus Caritas Est
8.  God Is Love: Deus Caritas Est by Pope Benedict XVI
$12.46   Used & New from: $1.38
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin
9.  The True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin by Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort
Used & New from: $3.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

See buying options
The World's First Love (2nd edition): Mary, Mother of God
10.  The World's First Love (2nd edition): Mary, Mother of God by Fulton J. Sheen
$13.79   Used & New from: $8.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of the Little Flower (Tan Classics)
11.  The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of the Little Flower (Tan Classics) by St. Therese of Lisieux
$9.08   Used & New from: $5.09
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Simon Called Peter
12.  Simon Called Peter by Mauro Giuseppe Lepori
$10.88   Used & New from: $1.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Essential Catholic Survival Guide
13.  Essential Catholic Survival Guide by Catholic Anwers Staff
$19.58   Used & New from: $2.42
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Sex au Naturel: What It Is and Why It's Good for Your Marriage
14.  Sex au Naturel: What It Is and Why It's Good for Your Marriage by Patrick Coffin
$11.66   Used & New from: $4.87
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Orthodoxy (Moody Classics)
15.  Orthodoxy (Moody Classics) by G.K. Chesterton
$7.99   Used & New from: $2.62
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (321 customer reviews)

The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth
16.  The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth by Scott Hahn
$13.58   Used & New from: $2.30
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (437 customer reviews)

Confessions (Penguin Classics)
17.  Confessions (Penguin Classics) by Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
$8.32   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (364 customer reviews)

The Dialogue of St. Catherine Of Siena: A Conversation with God on Living Your Spiritual Life to the Fullest (Tan Classics)
18.  The Dialogue of St. Catherine Of Siena: A Conversation with God on Living Your Spiritual Life to the Fullest (Tan Classics) by St. Catherine of Siena
$9.84   Used & New from: $3.84
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism
19.  Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism by Kimberly Hahn
$10.51   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (507 customer reviews)

Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith
20.  Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith by Peter Kreeft
$14.90   Used & New from: $12.92
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Three to Get Married
21.  Three to Get Married by Fulton J. Sheen
Used & New from: $8.44
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

See buying options
Life of Christ
22.  Life of Christ by Fulton J. Sheen
$14.67   Used & New from: $3.83
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)

The Imitation of Christ: A Spiritual Commentary and Reader's Guide
23.  The Imitation of Christ: A Spiritual Commentary and Reader's Guide by Dennis Joseph Billy
$13.00   Used & New from: $3.45
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (569 customer reviews)

Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul
24.  Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul by Saint Faustina
$7.95   Used & New from: $3.94
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence
25.  Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence by Fr. Jean-Pierre de Caussade
Used & New from: $9.37
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

See buying options

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their Listmania! lists
Make your own list
 Create a Listmania! list
View your page on Amazon.com
 Go to Your Profile page

Customer Discussions about products in this list
Discussion Replies Latest Post
is this a New Testament Only....? 0 Jan 25, 2015
old/new 0 Sep 20, 2014
Catholic Study Bible 1 Feb 5, 2013
Kindle Version of Study Bible 6 Nov 28, 2011
Study Questions 4 Sep 29, 2011
Defining terms: Schismatic and Heretic 1 Aug 14, 2011
the Ignatius Bible 3 May 25, 2011
Scott hahn 2 Mar 3, 2011
Reactionary Ratzinger Killed Vatican II 185 Feb 28, 2011
Paperback vs. Hardback vs. Leather, which do you prefer and why? 2 Dec 30, 2010
Paperback? 1 Mar 3, 2010
What comes to mind when YOU think of Jesus? 13 Feb 26, 2010
 
   

About this Listmania!

 

Author

J. Hernandez "JH" (Sebastopol, CA USA)
(REAL NAME)   
Qualifications: Webmaster
Last updated: 12/19/10
Report abuse
    

More Listmania!

 

Catholic Scripture Catholic Scripture

Catholic Scripture: A list of 10 items by arturo escobedo

Books I Find Interesting Books I Find Interesting

Books I Find Interesting: A list of 40 items by K. Cooper

The Basic Catholic layman The Basic Catholic layman

The Basic Catholic layman: A list of 9 items by arturo escobedo

Prayer Books & Liturgy Prayer Books & Liturgy

Prayer Books & Liturgy: A list of 10 items by Book Glutton

Ss. Peter & Paul RCIA Ss. Peter & Paul RCIA

Ss. Peter & Paul RCIA: A list of 3 items by OpusRay

   

More So You'd Like to...

 

Be a saint! Be a saint!

Be a saint!: A guide of 33 items by just bein' Frank