A Latin phrase that literally means “out of the library of,” ex libris is used here to designate a collection of some of our favorite works related to our Turning to God’s Word Catholic Bible studies, as well as some books about general Catholic topics. You can click on any bookshelf below to read brief reviews and short excerpts from all of the works listed.
We hope that you’ll find ex libris helpful. Please contact us if you’d like to recommend a book to add to our collection.
The Coming of God by Maria Boulding
Deep Conversion / Deep Prayer by Thomas Dubay, S.M.
Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word: Volume One by Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis
Happiness and Contemplation by Josef Pieper
How to Pray with the Bible: The Ancient Form of Lectio Divina Made Simple by Karl A Schultz
Praying the Scriptures by Demetrius Dumm, O.S.B.
Praying the Word: An Introduction to Lectio Divina by Enzo Bianchi
Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina by Michael Casey
Praying the Bible: An Introduction to Lectio Divina by Mariano Magrassi, O.S.B.
Mary and the Fathers of the Church: The Blessed Virgin Mary in Patristic Thought by Luigi Gambero, S.M.
Fathers of the Church on Mary by Marco Pappalardo
Mary: Mirror of the Church by Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M.
Mary: The Second Eve by Blessed John Henry Newman
Mysteries of the Virgin Mary: Living Our Lady’s Graces by Peter John Cameron, O.P.
Theotokos: Woman, Mother, Disciple by Pope St. John Paul II
magisterial documents about the Rosary
Rosarium Virginis Mariae The Rosary of the Virgin Mary (October 16, 2002)
Redemptoris Mater The Mother of the Redeemer (March 25, 1987)
Marialis Cultus Devotion to Mary (February 2, 1974)
Christi Matri Mother of Christ (September 15, 1966)
Grata Recordatio With Joyful Recollection (September 26, 1959)
Ingruentium Malorum In the Face of Approaching Evils (September 15, 1951)
Ingravescentibus Malis Ever-Growing Evils (September 29, 1937)
Diuturni Temporis Through the Eternity of Time (September 5, 1898)
Augustissimae Virginis Maria The Most August Virgin Mary (September 12, 1897)
Fidentem Piumque Animum On the Rosary (September 20, 1896)
Adiutricem Mightiest Helper (September 5, 1895)
Iucunda Semper Expectatione Always with Joyful Expectation (September 8, 1894)
Laetitiae Sanctae Of Holy Praise (September 8, 1893)
Magnae Dei Matris The Great Mother of God (September 8, 1892)
Octobri Mense The Month of October (September 22, 1891)
Vi E Ben Noto To You It Is Known (September 20, 1890)
Superiore Anno Last Year (August 30, 1884)
Supremi Apostolatus Officio The Supreme Apostolic Office (September 1, 1883)
The Art of Faith: A Guide to Understanding Christian Images by Judith Couchman
Faith and Certitude by Thomas Dubay, S.M.
Faith Hope Love by Josef Pieper
Fundamentals of the Faith: Essays in Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreeft
Seeking God’s Will Through Faith, Hope & Charity by Philip Schuster, O.S.B.
two recent magisterial documents about faith
Porta Fidei Door of Faith (October 11, 2011)
Fides et Ratio Faith and Reason (September 14, 1998)
Exploring the Catechism by Jane E. Regan with Michael P. Horan, Timothy Backous, O.S.B., Francis Kelly Nemeck, O.M.I., and Maria Theresa Coombs
Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Christoph Cardinal Schonborn
The Love That Never Ends: A Key to the Catechism of the Catholic Church by J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P., Gabriel O’Donnell, O.P., Romanus Cessario, O.P., and Peter John Cameron, O.P.