Recommended General Catholic Books

Biblical Theology, Church History, Creation/Evolution, Culture/Civilization, Spirituality, Encylopaedias

Some of these volumes can be obtained new, but many are now out of print.

Louis Bouyer, The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism, (Collins, London, 1963).
De Torre, Joseph, Christian Philosophy, (Vera-Reyes, Inc., Manilla, 1981).
John Paul II, Pope, Crossing the Threshold of Hope, ed. Vittorio Messori, tr. J. & M. McPhee, (Jonathan Cape, London, 1994).
Harrison, R. K., Introduction to the Old Testament, (Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 1977).

Church History
Belloc, Hilaire, The Crisis of Civilization, (TAN Books and Publishers, Rockford, 1992).
_____, Characters of the Reformation, (TAN Books and Publishers, Rockford, 1992).
Bihlmeyer K., & H. Tüchle, Church History, Vol. 2, The Middle Ages, (Newman Press, Westminster, 1963).
Cahill, E., Fr., Freemasonry and the Anti-Christian Movement, (Gill, Dublin, 1959).
Carroll, Warren H., Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Conquest of Darkness, (Christendom Press, Front Royal, 1983).
_____, 1917: Red Banners, White Mantle, (Christendom Press, Front Royal, 1984).
_____, The Guillotine and the Cross, (Christendom Press, Front Royal, 1991).
_____, A History of Christendom, Vol. 1, The Founding of Christendom, (Christendom Press, Front Royal, 1993).
_____, A History of Christendom, Vol. 2, The Building of Christendom, (Christendom Press, Front Royal, 1987).
_____, A History of Christendom, Vol. 3, The Glory of Christendom, (Christendom Press, Front Royal, 1993).
_____, The Rise and Fall of the Communist Revolution, (Christendom Press, Front Royal, 1995).
Daniel-Rops, H., Cathedral and Crusade, trans., J. Warrington, (E. P. Dutton & Co, Inc., New York, 1957).
_____, The Protestant Reformation, trans., A. Butler, (J. M. Dent, & Sons Ltd., London, 1970).
_____, The Catholic Reformation, trans., J. Warrington, (J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London, 1962).
_____, The Church in the Seventeenth Century, trans., J. Buckingham, (J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London, 1963).
_____, The Church in the Eighteenth Century, trans., J. Warrington, (J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London, 1964).
_____, The Church in an Age of Revolution, trans., J. Warrington, (J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London, 1965).
_____, A Fight for God, trans., J. Warrington, (J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London, 1966).
Daniélou, J. & H. Marrou, The Christian Centuries, Vol. 1, (Darton, Longman & Todd, London, 1964).
Hales, E.E.Y., The Catholic Church in the Modern World, (Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1958).
Janelle, Pierre, The Catholic Reformation, (Collier-Macmillan, London, 1971).
Hollis, Christopher, The Breakdown of Money, (Sheed & Ward, London, 1934).
Johnson, Paul, Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Eighties, (Harper & Row, New York, 1983).
Knowles, D., & D. Obolensky, The Christian Centuries, Vol. 2, The Middle Ages, (Darton, Longman, & Todd, London, 1969).
Von Hildebrand, Dietrich, Trojan Horse in the City of God, (Sands & Co. Ltd., London, 1969).
Weigel, George, Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II, (Cliff Street Books, New York, 1999).


Behe, Michael, Darwin’s Black Box: the Biochemical Challenge to Evolution, (The Free Press / Simon & Schuster, 1996).
Denton, Michael, Evolution: a Theory in Crisis, (Adler & Adler), 1986).
Keane, Gerard J., Creation Rediscovered: Evolution and the Importance of the Origins Debate, (TAN Books and Publishers, Rockford, 1999).
Morris, Henry, The Long War against God: The History and Impact of the Creation/Evolution Conflict, (Master Books, Green Forest, 2000).
Whitcomb, John, & Henry Morris, The Genesis Flood: The Biblical Record and its Scientific Implications, (Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, 1981).
Wiseman, P.J., Clues to Creation in Genesis, ed., D.J. Wiseman, (Marshall, Morgan & Scott, London, 1977).


Cavanaugh-O’Keefe, John, Introduction to Genetics, (American Life League, Stafford, 1995).
Dawson, Christopher, Progress and Religion, (Sheed & Ward, London, 1938).
_____, The Judgement of the Nations, (Sheed & Ward, London, 1943).
_____, The Making of Europe, (Sheed & Ward, London, 1946).
_____, Understanding Europe, (Sheed & Ward, London, 1952).
_____, The Dynamics of World History, (Sheed & Ward, London, 1957).
_____, Religion and the Rise of Western Culture, (Image Books, New York, 1958).
_____, The Historic Reality of Christian Culture, (Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1960).
_____, The Dividing of Europe, (Sheed & Ward, New York, 1965).
_____, The Gods of Revolution, (Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1972).
Fanfani, Amintore, Catholicism, Protestantism and Capitalism, (Sheed & Ward, London, 1935).
Hitchcock, James, What is Secular Humanism? (RC Books, Harrison, 1982).

Garrigou-Lagrange, Reginald, OP, The Three Ages of the Interior Life, 2 Volumes, trans., Sr. M. Timothea Doyle, (B. Herder Book Co., St. Louis, 1948).
Brown, E. M., ed., Dreams, Visions and Prophecies of Don Bosco, (Don Bosco Publications, New Rochelle, 1986).
Knox, Ronald, Mgr., Occasional Sermons, ed., Philip Caraman, (Burns & Oates, London, 1960).
Michalenko, Sr. Sophia, Mercy my Mission, (Divine Mercy Publications, Dublin, 1987).
Peyret, Rev. Raymond, Marthe Robin, The Cross and the Joy, tr. Clare Will Faulhaber, (Alba House, New York, 1983).
Poulain, A., The Graces of Interior Prayer, (Kegan Paul, London, 1912).Tanquery, A., The Spiritual Life, A Treatise on Ascetical and Mystical Theology, (Desclée, Belgium, 1950).
Trochu, Francis, The Curé d’Ars, (Burns, Oates and Washbourne, London, 1949).
Verheylezoon, Fr. Louis, S.J., Devotion to the Sacred Heart, (TAN Books and Publishers, Rockford, 1978).

Encyclopaedias etc.
Steinmueller, John, & Kathryn Sullivan, Catholic Biblical Encyclopedia, Old Testament, (Wagner, New York, 1959).
Hebermann, Charles, et al, ed’s, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 15 Vols., (The Encyclopedia Press Inc., New York, 1913).
O’Carroll, Michael, CSSp, Theotokos: A Theological Encyclopedia of the Blessed Virgin Mary, (The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, 1990).
Orchard, Dom Bernard, et al, A Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture, (Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, 1960).