God 'determined to call together in the holy Church those who believe in Christ'

Lumen Gentium

The New Evangelisation

Recommended reading

Some Recommended Reading Material

December, 2012

 

Prayer

 

Benedict XVI A School of Prayer

The Saints teach us to pray

Ignatius Press, 2013 : ISBN 978-1-5861-7694-5

 

Murray, Paul OP In the Grip of the Darkness

The dark and bright journey of Christian Contemplation

Bloomsbury, 2012 : ISBN 978-1-4411-4550-5

 

Murray, Paul OP Praying with Confidence

Aquinas on the Lord’s Prayer

Continuum IPG, 2010 : ISBN 978-1441-14713-4

 

Spitzer, Robert SJ Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life

A practical guide to prayer for active people

Ignatius Press, 2008 : ISBN 978-1-58617-201-5

 

Scripture

 

Benedict XVI Jesus of Nazareth I

From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration

Bloomsbury, 2007 : ISBN 978-0-747-59278-5

 

Benedict XVI Jesus of Nazareth II

Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection

Ignatius Press, 2011 : ISBN 978-1-58617-500-9

 

Benedict XVI Jesus of Nazareth III

The Infancy Narratives

Ignatius Press, 2012 : ISBN 978-0-38534-640-5

 

Charpentier, Etienne How to Read the Old Testament

SCM Press, 1982 : ISBN 978-0334020578

 

Charpentier, Etienne How to Read the New Testament

SCM Press, 1982 : ISBN 978-0334020561

 

Redford, John Who was John?

The Fourth Gospel Debate after Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth I

Commendation by Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ

St Paul’s Publishing 2008 : ISBN 978-0-85439-746-4

 

Spirituality

 

Gallagher, Michael Paul Faith Maps

Ten religious explorers from Newman to Joseph Ratzinger

Dartman, Longman and Todd, 2010 : ISBN 978-0-232-52797-1

 

Forte, Bruno The Portal of Beauty

Towards a Theology of Aesthetics

Eerdmans, 2008 : ISBN 978-0-8028-3280-1

 

Matthew, Fr Iain The Impact of God

An in-depth reading of St John of the Cross

Holder and Staughton, 1995 : ISBN 978-0-3406-1257-6; eISBN 978-1-444-71765-5

 

Walsh, Milton Witness of the Saints

Readings from the Fathers of the Church in the Liturgy of the Hours

Ignatius Press, ISBN 978-1-5861-7662-4

 

Philosophy/Theology

 

Egan, Philip A. Philosophy and Catholic Theology

A survey of recent philosophy and how its different patterns of thought

have influenced Catholic theologians

Liturgical Press, 2009 : ISBN 978-0-8146-5661-7

 

Martin, Ralph Will Many be Saved?

What Vatican II actually teaches and its implications for New Evangelisation

Eerdmans, 2012 : ISBN 978-0-8028-6887-9

 

Nichols, Aidan OP Catholic Thought since the Enlightenment

A Survey

Gracewing, 1998 : 0-85244-474-5

 

Scola, Angelo Cardinal The Nuptial Mystery

Ressourcement : Retrieval and renewal in Catholic Thought

A deep reflection upon the mystery and beauty of marital love.

Eerdmans, 2005 : ISBN 0-8028-2831-0

 

The Second Vatican Council

 

Vatican II Documents Pack

All four Constitutions of the Second Vatican Council at a special price

CTS, 2012 : Product Code VC01

 

Hahnenberg, Edward P. A Concise Guide to the Documents of Vatican II

Franciscan Media, 2007 : ISBN 978-0-6740-4749-5

E-BOOK ISBN 978-1-61636-220-1

 

Huff, Peter A. Vatican II: Its Impact on you

Liguori Missouri, 2011 : ISBN 978-0-7648-1915-5

 

Huff, Peter A. The Voice of Vatican II: Words for our Church Today

Liguori Missouri, 2012 : ISBN 978-0-7648-1984-1

 

Ratzinger, Joseph/ Benedict XVI Theological Highlights of Vatican II

Paulist Press, 1996 : ISBN 978-0-8091-4610-9

 

Papal texts on Evangelisation

Paul VI Evangelii nuntiandi

Apostolic Exhortation Proclaiming the Gospel

CTS Product Code: S312

 

John Paul II Redemptoris Missio

Encyclical on the mission of the Church to the world

CTS Product Code: DO601

 

John Paul II Christifideles Laici

Apostolic Exhortation Vocation and Mission of the Lay Faithful

CTS Product Code: DO589

 

Catechesis

Catechism of the Catholic Church

CD-ROM WIN/MAC

Full text (English and Latin), plus Glossary and Analytical Material

Liberia Editrice Vaticana : ISBN 0-9707756-1-x

Harmony Media Inc., www.harmonymediainc.com

 

The Early Church Fathers

CD-ROM WIN/MAC

“Models of Catechesis” (CCC 8); “Always a timely witness” (CCC 688)

All the Ancient Writings of a 38 volume Series, with advanced search capacities

Harmony Media Inc : ISBN 1-890906-09-3

www.harmonymediainc.com

 

Barron, Robert Catholicism : A Journey to the Heart of the Faith

Image Books, 2011 : ISBN 978-0-307-72051-1; eISBN 978-0-307-72053-5

 

Ratzinger, Joseph/ Benedict XVI Credo for Today

What Christians believe

Ignatius Press 2009 : eISBN 978-1-5861-7247-3

 

Walsh, Milton Into all Truth

What Catholics believe, and why. How all doctrine refers back to the Blessed Trinity

Ignatius Press : ISBN 978-1-5861-7486-6

 

Willey, Petroc et al., The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Craft of Catechesis

Introductory essay by Cardinal Schönborn, General Editor of the CCC

Ignatius Press, 2008 : ISBN 978-1-58617-221-3

 

Apologetics

Dulles, Avery (Cardinal) A History of Apologetics

An overview of Apologetics from the earliest times to the present day.

Ignatius Press, 2005 : ISBN 978-0-89870-933-9

 

Hahn, Scott Rome Sweet Home

Moving account of the conversion of a former Presbyterian Minister and his wife to Catholicism

Ignatius Press, ISBN 978-0-8987-0478-5

 

Christianity and Culture

 

Dawson, Christopher Christianity and the European Culture

Selections from his work; Edited by Gerald Russello

CUA Press, 1998 : ISBN 0-8132-0914-5

 

Nichols, Aidan OP Christendom Awake

On re-energizing the Church in Culture

T&T Clark Ltd, 1999 : 0-567-98673-9

 

Ratzinger, Joseph Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures

Ignatius Press, 2006 : ISBN 978-1-58617-142-1

 

Thurston, Tim Gloria

Book and CD

An Introduction to 1000 Years of European Sacred Music

Associated Editions, 2011 : ISBN 978-1-906429-18-8

 

Literature

 

Kerr, Iain The Catholic Revival in English Literature, 1845-1961:

Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene, Waugh

University of Notre Dame Press, 2003 : ISBN 978-0268038793

 

Pearce, Joseph Literary Converts: Spiritual Inspiration in an Age of Unbelief

Ignatius Press, 2006 : ISBN tel:978-1586171599

 

List published by Shrewsbury Diocese Department for New Evangelisation

Coordinator for New Evangelisation: Barbara Davies

Email barbara.davies@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

Mobile: 07730 526821

 

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Bishop Mark Davies’s personal recommendations for this Year of Faith are the following:

 

Benedict XVI Jesus of Nazareth III

The Infancy Narratives

Ignatius Press, 2012 : ISBN 978-0-38534-640-5

 

Egan, Philip A. Philosophy and Catholic Theology

A survey of recent philosophy and how its different patterns of thought

have influenced Catholic theologians

Liturgical Press, 2009 : ISBN 978-0-8146-5661-7