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Best Catholic Spiritual Books You Should Enjoy

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Catholic Spiritual books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

Spiritual but Not Religious: The Search for Meaning in a Material World (2019)

 Best Catholic Spiritual Books You Should EnjoyMore people than ever find themselves unfulfilled by merely material abundance and prosperity. More people than ever find their hearts yearning for some kind of satisfaction beyond swiping right or going viral. This is because the human soul was made for more than video games, social media, SMS messages, and flashy distractions.
Author(s): Bartunek L.C., John

A Handbook for Spiritual Directors: An Ignatian Guide for Accompanying Discernment of God’s Will (2017)

 Best Catholic Spiritual Books You Should EnjoyTimothy Gallagher has focused his entire adult life to studying and teaching Ignatian spirituality. For decades he has made it the focus of his work to guide spiritual directors in the rich Ignatian discipline which currently is experiencing a remarkable renaissance far beyond the Catholic realm. Out of this work grew the Handbook for Spiritual Directors which will make Fr.
Author(s): Fr. Timothy Gallagher

Practice Makes Catholic: Moving from a Learned Faith to a Lived Faith (Toolbox Series) (2011)

 Best Catholic Spiritual Books You Should EnjoyThird Place, Resources for Ministry categoryACP Excellence in Publishing Awards, 2012Third Place, Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith categoryCatholic Press Association book awards, 2012“Paprocki’s book is…rich with information, wit, and wisdom and short on preachiness.”It is said that practice makes perfect, but what else does practice make?
Author(s): Paprocki DMin, Joe, Doug Hall

A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac: Cultivating Your Faith Throughout the Year (2015)

 Best Catholic Spiritual Books You Should EnjoyA Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac is the first book to offer gardeners spiritual resources and creative projects that connect a love of gardening with their Catholic faith.
Author(s): Margaret Rose Realy

The Art of Spiritual Warfare: The Secret Weapons Satan Can’t Withstand (2018)

 Best Catholic Spiritual Books You Should EnjoySince the beginning of time, a fierce spiritual battle has raged between the forces of good and evil. Today the spiritual entities of wickedness are winning, burdening countless souls in a world lacerated by evil.To claim victory, God is calling us to engage in spiritual warfare as the only way to save the world from the desolation that is sure to come.In these pages, theologian Venatius Oforka explains that we are part of a spiritual web through which God acts to save souls.
Author(s): Venatius Oforka

Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and New (2014)

 Best Catholic Spiritual Books You Should EnjoyThere is a story of a young violinist who had an audition at Carnegie Hall. As she hurriedly exited the subway, she was momentarily disoriented. To her relief, she saw an old man with a violin under his arm and thought that surely he would know.  "Sir, can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?" she asked. "Practice," he said, with a grin.
Author(s): Father Colleen Griffith, Father Thomas Groome

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius: or Manresa (Tan Classics) (1999)

 Best Catholic Spiritual Books You Should EnjoyIs it time to take your spiritual pulse, re-orient yourself to your Creator, and seek His guidance to live your faith more seriously?The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola outline the rigorous self-examination and spiritual meditations St. Ignatius set forth. Readers will learn how to make a new beginning on the path to holiness, repenting of their sins and attaining freedom from Satan's power. Though St.
Author(s): Ignatius of Loyola

The St. Francis Prayer Book: A Guide to Deepen Your Spiritual Life (2004)

 Best Catholic Spiritual Books You Should EnjoyThis warm-hearted little book is a window into the soul of St. Francis, one of the most passionate and inspiring followers of Jesus. "Prayer was to Francis as play is to a child: natural, easy, creative, and joyful," author Jon Sweeney tells us.
Author(s): Jon M. Sweeney

Spiritual Warfare for Catholics: (2007)

 Best Catholic Spiritual Books You Should EnjoyHow to use the weapons in your spiritual arsenal Dave was a faithful husband and a model parishioner, yet he suffered guilt and shame over a secret addiction to pornographic movies and magazines. Sue suffered from recurring nightmares, having dabbled in the occult years earlier. It never occurred to either Sue or Dave that evil spirits might be at work to heighten their problems, or that spiritual warfare might help in combating their besetting sins.
Author(s): Jeffrey J. Steffon

Hospitality: The Heart of Spiritual Direction (Spiritual Directors International) (2006)

 Best Catholic Spiritual Books You Should EnjoyIn this latest addition to the Spiritual Directors International Series, professional spiritual directors and those in formation programs learn to extend traditional forms of hospitality by living out its deeper meaning as they explore ways in which the spirit of hospitality enriches the spiritual direction experience.
Author(s): Leslie A. Hay

Best Catholic Spiritual Books You Should Enjoy

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The Bonds of Love: St. Peter Damian's Theology of the Spiritual Life

Author(s): Gordon Mursell
ID: 3194863, Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

The Word and the Spiritual Realities (the I and the Thou): Pneumatological Fragments

Author(s): Ferdinand Ebner (author), Harold J. Green (Translated by) & Joseph R. Chapel (editor)
ID: 3220720, Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Don Quixote and Catholicism: Rereading Cervantine Spirituality

Author(s): Michael J. McGrath
ID: 3015108, Publisher: Purdue University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

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