I’ve been nourished during my own spiritual journey by countless writers, thinkers, saints and of course, the Church itself. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but here are just a few websites and books that I’ve found valuable in my continual seeking of the Divine.
If you are searching, whether an already committed Christian or not, I recommend exploring the following resources:
With its clear and engaging focus on revealing the truth and beauty of Christianity and how these two signals of the Divine can be used to evangelize the culture, I can’t stress enough how valuable this site has been in my understanding of the Christian faith in today’s world. It’s great for those unfamiliar with Christianity and/or who don’t see the appeal of such a faith.
The site provides a venue for atheists, agnostics and believers to engage in fruitful and respectful dialogue about the faith. For those struggling to accept a reasonable belief in God or Jesus Christ, I encourage you to check out this incredible resource.
The definitive source of what the Catholic Church teaches. There is a reason the Church has been around for 2,000 years and has had such a large influence on Western society—and it has nothing to do with irrational superstition or fear-induced ignorance. Christianity’s repository of wisdom is unmatched.
This Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis is simply phenomenal. It’s a must-read for anyone who wants to understand how we’re called to engage, transform and evangelize the culture.
For a bevy of encyclicals, writings, letters and documents from the Church, this site is a great resource.
I’ve personally read many of these books, but I’ve also included some that are generally considered some of the greatest Christian works ever produced.
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis
A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis
The Everlasting Man, G.K. Chesterton
Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton
Summa Theologia, St. Thomas Aquinas
Confessions, St. Augustine
No Man is an Island, Thomas Merton
The Seven Storey Mountain, Thomas Merton
The Return of the Prodigal Son, Henri Nouwen
The Inner Voice of Love, Henri Nouwen
The Only Necessary Thing, Henri Nouwen
On the Development of Christian Doctrine, Blessed John Henry Newman
Love & Responsibility, Pope Saint John Paul II
Introduction to Christianity, Joseph Ratzinger
Jesus of Nazareth, Pope Benedict XVI
The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
We Have Found Mercy, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn
Happiness, God and Man, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn
The Story of a Soul, St. Thérèse of Lisieux
The God of Faith and Reason, Robert Sokolowski
Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein
Tattoos on the Heart, Fr. Gregory Boyle
The Divine Milieu, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
To Know Christ Jesus, F.J. Sheed
Works of Love, Søren Kierkegaard
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