Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 12:58 PM
This list is a compilation of recommended books for adults wishing to further their devotion and knowledge. After you have completed our Adult Faith Formation Course, please consider adding these books to your library to further your own spiritual development. You may suggest additional items for this list by contacting us through our support system.
Authority of the Church:
Mass and Liturgy and Liturgical Year:
Life of our Lord:
Absolutely every Catholic should own a Bible. Translations like the King James Version and New World Translation are not Catholic and, therefore, should never be used because they do not even have all of the book of Sacred Scripture. The best Catholic Bible is arguably the Douay-Rheims Bible, which was translated from the original Latin Vulgate of St. Jerome. Although approved, avoid the New American Bible [NAB] and Jerusalem Bible; the footnotes in the NAB and Jerusalem Bible can be misleading for those new to the Faith. Here are some recommended Bibles as well as Scripture Commentaries:
As a final recommendation, consider checking out the items at Bob and Penny Lord's Books. There are some great books and ebooks on a variety of Catholic topics there.