Suggested Books to Read
I have been asked this question a few times so I thought I would make a short list of books to
read. Especially in light of the utter garbage and heresy being put forth at my Parish by the
current Pastor, which will legitimize it to some. Just as our Mother warned us through Fr. Gobbi
at the end of the 20th century and others.
First and foremost is the Bible, read it often and always.
I have read both the Catholic Bible, the New American Standard, and the King James version
several times each, the Jerusalem Bible, Douay-Rheims, the NIV and NSRV editions, and the Torah,
and I also have several other versions for reference. I've read the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible, for historical
references, which is just the Old Testament with a few extra books found in the caves around Qumran.
I've read the Bible 14 times now and I start reading the New Testament ever Lent and the Old
Testament every other year formally then with other readings throughout the year. I recently finished;
The 24 Hours of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ by Luisa Piccarreta
Kolbe Saint of the Immaculata
The Messages of The Lady of All Nations
An Exorcist Explains the Demonic by St. John of the Cross
An Exorcist Tells His Story by Fr. Gabriele Amorth
Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross
Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross
The 33 Doctors of the Church, by Fr. Rengers and
Dark Night of the Soul and The Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross.
Then I read The Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux
The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avilla
Seven Lies about Catholic History by Diane Moczar
Ten Dates every Catholic Should Know by Diane Moczar
Dr. Pitre, Professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary, in New Orleans, Louisiana
offers free outlines here for Scripture study; http://brantpitre.com/excerpts.html
How we got the Bible by Neil R. Lightfoot ISBN 978-0-8010-1252-5
A very thorough examination of the Old and New Testament, how they came together
and the criteria used to reconcile differences between the ancient texts. With good
historical backup for the justification. The author is not a Catholic.
Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History by Eusebius who was a 3rd cent.
historian who compiled the history of the early church from Jesus' ministry to the
early 300's. ISBN# 1-56563-371-7
Dolorous Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ
After the Bible the next book I would suggest is this one. This was the book used for the movie
the Passion of the Christ. Jesus likes it when we contemplate what he did for us, and how much
He loves us and the depths of His Divine Mercy. He stated to Saint Faustina that there is more
merit in 1 hour of meditation on His passion, than a whole year of flagellation that draws blood (369).
This book also contains a 60 page bio on life of the greatest visionary in Church history;
Sr. Anne Catherine Emmerick the greatest visionary .
The bio at the link is a short version from the book. ISBN 0-89555-210-8
The 4 volume set (about 2000 pages) which includes the Dolorous Passion (no bio) called;
"The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations",
vol. 1 ISBN 0-89555-681-2 paperback
vol. 2 ISBN 0-89555-682-0 paperback
vol. 3 ISBN 0-89555-683-9 paperback
vol. 4 ISBN 0-89555-684-7 paperback
Set ISBN 0-89555-685-5 paperback
There are some stories about the beginning, the Fall, Noah and the earth in the early years, then it
jumps up to the life of the Virgin Mary which it gives in great detail along with the birth and some stories
about Jesus' early days. The bulk of the work covers Jesus' ministry from His Baptism to His Death in
great detail, excellent reading.
Another most have is the Diary of Saint Faustina, Divine Mercy in My Soul.
ISBN 0-944203-37-X Telephone 1-800-462-7426. Beautiful book that contains her 6 notebooks which
describe her relationship with our Lord in great detail, her trials and her mission to lay the foundation of
Divine Mercy Sunday and the Divine Mercy Chaplet and to help spread the message of the great gift from
Jesus, His unfathomable Divine Mercy for the World.
To the Priests Our Lady's Beloved Sons by Fr. Gobbi
For anyone who is a serious student of the "End Times", which we are in, and our Mother's role in them this
book will lay out some of the key parts in the book of Revelation and Daniel, plus much more it is almost
1000 pages. I would get the index to, they are priced very reasonably and can be bought at www.mmp-usa.net.
The book consists of 25 years of messages to Fr. Gobbi. Telephone 207-398-3375 Fax 207-398-3352
The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena 1347-1389
Translated by Algar Thorold ISBN 0-89555-037-7
A dialogue with our Almighty Father recorded by her secretaries and completed in 1370.
She is one of the Doctors of the Church, you will get great insights into life and His plan for
our salvation. There are 3 main topics, Discernment, Prayer and Obedience with a shorter
topic in the beginning on Divine Providence.
THE MASS A Study of the Roman Liturgy by Adrian Fortescue
Detailed history of the Mass from the beginning, used at some seminaries.
Published by Preserving Christian Publications, Inc. Box 6129 Albany, NY
Marie-Julie Jahenny The Breton Stigmatist
This is a 65 page booklet on the life and revelations of Marie-Julie you can get free online:
https://ia800307.us.archive.org/14/items/PropheciesOfMarieJulieJahenny/marie-julie-jahenny-prophecy3.pdf 66 pg. booklet
You may be able to get a hard copy here but they were unavailable the last time I checked
12922 Olive st. http://www.sacramentals.com
Omaha, Nebraska 68138 1-877-395-2320
The Penguin History of the Church 1
The Early Church by Henry Chadwick
From the Apostolic age through the first 5 centuries of the Church. ISBN 0-14-023199-4
Mary the Mystical Rose
The story of Apparitions which began in 1947 and known as the Rosa Mystica in the small
town of Montichiari, Italy, Mary appeared to Pierina Gilli a nurse at a local hospital.
new 08 An Exorcist Tells His Story by Gabriele Amorth
If you want to know more about the enemy and the games he plays this is a good book
to read, because the devil is very real and busy, especially now. ISBN 0-89870-710-2
Out of the Ecstasy & Onto the Cross
The biography of Christina Gallhagher, the story of her visions and insight given her along with the Stigmata,
and her prophecies. It was written by her and her spiritual director Fr. McGinnity.
Telephone 512-267-6830 or 412-492-9905
Our Lady Comes to Garabandal
This book tells the story of the apparitions at GARABANDAL, from 1961-5 with Conchita's diary.
www.garabandal.us or www.garabandal.org
The Visions of the Children
This story is about Medjugorje and contains interviews with the children, ISBN 0-312-18204-X.
Books on the saints and here is a good conversion story about the Hahn's as they started bible studies
to become protestant ministers and wound up after studying scripture converting to Catholic Church.
Hildegard of Bingen Scivias
!2th century german nun, mystic, prophet and political moralist. The book consists of her
26 major visions and a variety of subjects. ISBN 0-809103130-7
Rome Sweet Home ISBN 0-89870-478-2
That is enough for now, peace be with you.