Suggested Books to Read     updated  December, 2023

 I have been asked this question a few times so I thought I would make a short list of books to

read. Especially in light of the utter garbage and heresy being put forth by some, "leaders", in

the Church, which will legitimize it to some. Just as our Mother warned us through Fr. Gobbi

at the end of the 20th century and others.   


First and foremost is the Bible, read it often and always.

I have read both the Catholic Bible, the New American Standard, and the King James version

several times each, the Jerusalem Bible, Douay-Rheims,  the NIV and NSRV editions, and the Torah,

and I also have several other versions for reference. I've read the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible, for historical

references,  which is just the Old Testament with a few extra books found in the caves around Qumran.

ISBN 0-06060063-2

 I've read the Bible 15 times now and I start reading the New Testament ever Lent and the Old

Testament every other year formally and then with other readings throughout the year.


Calvary and the Mass    by Archbishop Fulton Sheen   must have pamphlet


Origins of the Bible  by Dr. Brant Pitre     DVD

Dr. Pitre, Professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary, in New Orleans, Louisiana

offers free outlines here for Scripture study;


Where did the Bible Come From    St. Michaels Media     DVD


Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History by Eusebius who was a 3rd cent.

historian who compiled the history of the early church from Jesus' ministry to the

early 300's.              ISBN# 1-56563-371-7


Dolorous Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ

After the Bible the next book I would suggest is this one. This was the book used for the movie

the Passion of the Christ. Jesus likes it when we contemplate what he did for us, and how much

He loves us and the depths of His Divine Mercy. He stated to Saint Faustina that there is more

merit in 1 hour of meditation on His passion, than a whole year of flagellation that draws blood (369).

This book also contains a 60 page bio on life of the greatest visionary in Church history;

  Sr. Anne Catherine Emmerick the greatest visionary

The bio at the link is a short version from the book.  ISBN 0-89555-210-8

        The 4 volume set (about 2000 pages) which includes the Dolorous Passion (no bio) called;

        "The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations",

        vol. 1 ISBN 0-89555-681-2  paperback

        vol. 2 ISBN 0-89555-682-0  paperback

        vol. 3 ISBN 0-89555-683-9  paperback

        vol. 4 ISBN 0-89555-684-7  paperback

        Set    ISBN 0-89555-685-5  paperback

 There are some stories about the beginning, the Fall, Noah and the earth in the early years, then it

jumps up to the life of the Virgin Mary which it gives in great detail along with the birth and some stories

about Jesus' early days. The bulk of the work covers Jesus' ministry from His Baptism to His Death in

great detail, excellent reading.


Another most have is the Diary of Saint Faustina, Divine Mercy in My Soul

ISBN 0-944203-37-X Telephone 1-800-462-7426. Beautiful book that contains her 6 notebooks which

describe her relationship with our Lord in great detail, her trials and her mission to lay the foundation of

Divine Mercy Sunday and the Divine Mercy Chaplet and to help spread the message of the great gift from

Jesus, His unfathomable Divine Mercy for the World.


To the Priests Our Lady's Beloved Sons    by Fr. Gobbi

For anyone who is a serious student of the "End Times", which we are in, and our Mother's role in them this

book will lay out some of the key parts in the book of Revelation and Daniel, plus much more it is almost

1000 pages. I would get the index to, they are priced very reasonably and can be bought at

The book consists of 25 years of messages to Fr. Gobbi.   Telephone 207-398-3375   Fax  207-398-3352


                             The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena   1347-1389 

                              Translated by Algar Thorold      ISBN 0-89555-037-7

                               A dialogue with our Almighty Father recorded by her secretaries and completed in 1370.

                               She is one of the Doctors of the Church, you will get great insights into life and His plan for

                               our salvation. There are 3 main topics, Discernment, Prayer and Obedience with a shorter

                               topic in the beginning on Divine Providence.


                             THE MASS   A Study of the Roman Liturgy   by Adrian Fortescue

                               Detailed history of the Mass from the beginning, used at some seminaries.

                               Published by Preserving Christian Publications, Inc.    Box 6129   Albany, NY    


                   Marie-Julie Jahenny  The Breton Stigmatist                                         

                                This is a 65 page booklet on the life and revelations of Marie-Julie you can get free online:     66 pg. booklet

You may be able to get a hard copy here but they were unavailable the last time I checked

                                MMR Publishing

                                 12922 Olive st.                              

                                 Omaha, Nebraska  68138                    1-877-395-2320                                     


                               The Penguin History of the Church 1

                  The Early Church      by Henry Chadwick

                               From the Apostolic age through the first 5 centuries of the Church.  ISBN 0-14-023199-4


                              Mary the Mystical Rose

                  The story of Apparitions which began in 1947 and known as the Rosa Mystica in the small

                                town of Montichiari, Italy, Mary appeared to Pierina Gilli a nurse at a local hospital.



                         An Exorcist Tells His Story                   by   Gabriele Amorth

                               If you want to know more about the enemy and the games he plays this is a good book

                               to read, because the devil is very real and busy, especially now. ISBN 0-89870-710-2


Out of the Ecstasy & Onto the Cross

The biography of Christina Gallhagher, the story of her visions and insight given her along with the Stigmata,

and her prophecies. It was written by her and her spiritual director Fr. McGinnity.

Telephone 512-267-6830    or 412-492-9905


Our Lady Comes to Garabandal

This book tells the story of the apparitions at GARABANDAL, from 1961-5 with Conchita's diary.    or


Hildegard of Bingen      Scivias 


12th century german nun, mystic, prophet and political moralist. The book consists of her

26 major visions and a variety of subjects. ISBN 0-809103130-7


7 Secrets of the Eucharist     by  Vinny Flynn

Champions of the Rosary     by Donald Calloway,  MIC

The Second Vatican Council (an Unwritten Story)  by Roberto de Mattei

For Love of My People I will not Remain Silent     by Cardinal Zen

Infiltration The Plot to destroy the Church from Within      by Taylor Marshall

The Book of Gomorrah  and St. Peter Damian's Struggle against Ecclesiastical Corruption    

Goodbye Good Men   How Liberals Brought Corruption into the Catholic Church   by Michael Rose

The 24 Hours of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ  by Luisa Piccarreta

Kolbe Saint of the Immaculata          

The Messages of The Lady of All Nations    

An Exorcist Explains the Demonic     by St. John of the Cross

An Exorcist Tells His Story     by Fr. Gabriele Amorth

Ascent of Mount Carmel  by St. John of the Cross

Dark Night of the Soul   by St. John of the Cross

The 33 Doctors of the Church, by Fr. Rengers and

Dark Night of the Soul and The Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross.

Then I read The Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux

The Interior Castle      by St. Teresa of Avilla

The Real Story of AA-1025 The Confession of Mikolaj the Antipriest

Seven Lies about Catholic History       by Diane Moczar

Ten Dates every Catholic Should Know   by   Diane Moczar

Rome Sweet Home   ISBN 0-89870-478-2

How we got the Bible    by Neil R. Lightfoot     ISBN 978-0-8010-1252-5

A very thorough examination of the Old and New Testament, how they came together

and the criteria used to reconcile differences between the ancient texts. With good

historical backup for the justification. The author is not a Catholic.


That is enough for now, peace be with you.

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