Resources

Updated July 20, 2015

BOOKS

Currently Reading

  • “The Catholic Controversy: A Defense of the Faith” by St. Francis de Sales
  • The Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • “Early Christian Doctrines” by J.N.D. Kelly

Already Read

  • “The Catholic Church and Conversion” by G.K. Chesterton
  • “Where All Roads Lead” by G.K. Chesterton
  • “Signs of Life” by Scott Hahn
  • “Reasons to Believe” by Scott Hahn
  • “Consuming the Word” by Scott Hahn
  • “The Lamb’s Supper” by Scott Hahn
  • “Hail, Holy Queen” by Scott Hahn
  • “Crossing the Tiber” by Stephen Ray
  • “Upon This Rock” by Stephen Ray
  • “Good Pope, Bad Pope” by Mike Aquilina
  • “Four Witnesses” by Rod Bennett
  • “Sign of the Cross” by St. Francis de Sales
  • “The Bible, the Church, and Authority” by Joseph T. Lienhard
  • “The Great Heresies” by Hilaire Belloc
  • “Catholicism and Fundamentalism” by Karl Keating
  • “The Bible Compass” by Edward Sri
  • “The Protestant’s Dilemma” by Devin Rose
  • “The Canon of Scripture” by F.F. Bruce
  • “The Keys of the Kingdom” by Stanley Jaki
  • “Rome Sweet Home” by Scott Hahn
  • “Confessions of a Convert” by Robert High Benson
  • “Paradoxes of Catholicism” by Robert Hugh Benson
  • “Surprised by Truth: 11 Converts Give the Biblical and Historical Reasons for Becoming Catholic” edited by Patrick Madrid
  • “The Friendship of Christ” by Robert Hugh Benson
  • “An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine” by John Henry Newman
  • “Apologia Pro Vita Sua” by John Henry Newman
  • “The Ratzinger Report: An Exclusive Interview on the State of the Church” Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger with Vittorio Messori
  • “Converts and Kingdoms: How the Church Converted the Pagan West and How We Can Do It Again” by Diane Moczar
  • “Lord of the World” by Robert Hugh Benson
  • “The Drama of Salvation” by Jimmy Akin

CATHOLIC LINKS THAT AFFECTED ME

  • Catholic Answers
  • St. Paul Center For Biblical Study
  • Defenders of the Catholic Faith
  • The Acton Institute (While the Acton Institute is mainly economics and politics and not theology, they were the first serious Catholic organization I followed. I was impressed with their ability to use the Bible and history. They really taught me how smart Catholics can be — something I didn’t learn from Evangelicalism that would have me believe Catholics are naive and senseless. That’s why I list them here.  They affected me in a positive way.)

HELPFUL TALKS

Dr. Scott Hahn discusses the Biblical basis for the Papacy

Dr. Brant Pitre discusses the Jewish roots of the Papacy

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Dr. Brant Pitre discusses the Jewish roots of the Eucharist

Stephen Ray discusses the Eucharist

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Dr. Michael Barber discusses why Catholic Bibles have 7 more books

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Dr. Scott Hahn discusses Mary in the Bible

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7 thoughts on “Resources

  1. I’m sure you saw on my blog I’m a fellow Evangelical possibly converting to Catholicism, although I think you’re further down the road than I.
    Check out Evangelicalism is not Enough by Thomas Howard and Theology of the Body if you can – the latter really introduces you to the sacramental world view.

    • Hi esfollman! It’s amazing to me how many of us there are considering such a drastic change to our theology. If Catholicism is true, then quite a lot that I thought I “knew” is up for question. It’s an entire change of world view. And yet the evidence is so compelling. And thanks for the book recommendations. They both look really interesting.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. We could go till kingdom come suggesting great books! There are so many great apologetic books out there. The one that I always recommend to my fellow protestant friends are the early fathers of the Church especially St. Ignatius of Antioch seven letters:

    http://www.amazon.com/Ignatius-Antioch-Polycarp-Christian-Fathers/dp/0980006651/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1429042771&sr=1-11&keywords=st.+ignatius+of+antioch

    Cheers,

    Caleb

    PS I see that you are a fan of GK Chesterton! Have you read Orthodoxy?

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