Recommended Catholic Books and Media


Everybody should read these 7 books for rational reasons to believe in God and Christianity:

Edward Feser (2012) "The Last Superstition"
Edward Feser (2012) "The Last Superstition"
Edward Feser (2017) "Five Proofs of the Existence of God"
Edward Feser (2017) "Five Proofs of the Existence of God"
William Lane Craig (2010) "On Guard"
William Lane Craig (2010) "On Guard"
William Lane Craig (2008) "Reasonable Faith"
William Lane Craig (2008) "Reasonable Faith"

James Warner Wallace (2013) "Cold-Case Christianity"
James Warner Wallace (2013) "Cold-Case Christianity"
C.S. Lewis (1952) "Mere Christianity"
C.S. Lewis (1952) "Mere Christianity"
N.T. Wright (2009) "Surprised By Hope"
N.T. Wright (2009) "Surprised By Hope"

For some very good reasons to believe in the truth of Catholicism over Protestantism you should read these 5 books and watch these 6 YouTube videos:

Scott & Kimberley Hahn (2009) "Rome Sweet Home"
Scott & Kimberley Hahn (2009) "Rome Sweet Home"
Steve Ray (2011) "Crossing the Tiber"
Steve Ray (2011) "Crossing the Tiber"
Trent Horn (2017) "The Case for Catholicism"
Trent Horn (2017) "The Case for Catholicism"

Devin Rose (2014) "The Protestant's Dilemma"
Devin Rose (2014) "The Protestant's Dilemma"
Mark Shea (2013) "By What Authority?"
Mark Shea (2013) "By What Authority?"


For some remarkable conversion stories to Catholicism watch these 4 videos of the EWTN series "The Journey Home" hosted by Marcus Grodi:


For the Biblical basis of Catholic Mariology and Papacy see these 3 books and 4 YouTube videos:

Tim Staples (2014) "Behold Your Mother"
Tim Staples (2014) "Behold Your Mother"
Scott Hahn (2005) "Hail, Holy Queen"
Scott Hahn (2005) "Hail, Holy Queen"
Stephen K. Ray (2009) "Upon This Rock"
Stephen K. Ray (2009) "Upon This Rock"


Please read this book and watch these two YouTube videos for an excellent explanation of the Catholic view of salvation, its difference to the Protestant view of "faith alone" (sola fide), and a refutation of the common misunderstanding that it is works based:

Jimmy Akin (2015) "The Drama of Salvation"
Jimmy Akin (2015) "The Drama of Salvation"

For the best explanation of Catholic mass you must read this book and watch this video:

Scott Hahn (2002) "The Lamb's Supper"
Scott Hahn (2002) "The Lamb's Supper"

For Catholic Bible Study I highly recommend The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study materials and the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible (based on the RSVCE translation) as well as these 3 books:

Tim Gray & Jeff Cavins (2010) "Walking with God"
Tim Gray & Jeff Cavins (2010) "Walking with God"
Edward Sri (2010) "The Bible Compass"
Edward Sri (2010) "The Bible Compass"
Scott Hahn (2011) "A Father Who Keeps His Promises"
Scott Hahn (2011) "A Father Who Keeps His Promises"

Every Catholic and everybody interested to learn what Catholicism is really about should watch these two truly excellent video documentary series by Bishop Robert Barron and his Word on Fire ministry:


Watch these two videos by Bishop Robert Barron to learn why you cannot love Jesus and hate religion as e.g. suggested in a viral video:


 

For all remaining questions about Catholicism please check the excellent and exhaustive resources at the Catholic Answers website and YouTube channel, and of course the Catechism of the Catholic Church.