Top Book Picks for the Spiritual Life

"Do not neglect your spiritual reading. Reading has made many saints." ~ St Josemaria Escriva

"You will not see anyone truly striving after his spiritual advancement who is not given to spiritual reading." ~ St Athanasius

"I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." ~ C. S. Lewis

Personal Favorites

To Raise the Fallen by Fr. Willie Doyle

He Leadeth Me by Fr. Walter Cizek

Only Jesus by Arch. Luis Martinez

Correspondence with Raffaelina Cerase Vol 2. of Letters of Padre Pio

In Love with the Divine Outcast by an Anonymous Religious

Growth in Prayer

Fire Within by Fr. Thomas Dubay

Time for God by Fr. Jacques Philippe

This Tremendous Lover by M. Eugene Boylan

The Ways of Mental Prayer by Fr. Lehodey

Conversion by Fr. Donald Haggerty

Growth in the Spiritual Life

Seeking Spiritual Direction by Fr. Thomas Dubay

Knowing the Love of God by Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange

Eternity in the Midst of Time by Fr. Stinissen

Plan of Life by Fr. Roger Landry

Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Philippe

The Way of the Disciple by Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis

Growth in Virtue

Humility of Heart by Fr. Cajetan da Bergamo 

Deep Conversion, Deep Prayer by Fr. Thomas Dubay

Holy Simplicity by Fr. Raoul Plus

The Little Book of Holy Gratitude by Fr. Frederick Faber

Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales

Discerning Consecrated Life

And You Are Christ's by Fr. Thomas Dubay

Vocations by Fr. William Doyle

The One Bride by Sr. Mary Jane Klimisch

Jesus the Bridegroom by Brant Pitre

My Beloved is Mine and I am His by Mother Mary Francis

Discerning Religious Life by Sr. Clare Matthias

Called by God by Rachel Marie Collins

Vita Consecrata by Pope John Paul II

Sacra Virginitas by Pope Pius XII

Discerning Married Life

By Love Refined by Alice Von Hildebrand

Three to Get Married by Ven. Fulton Sheen

A Call to a Deeper Love by Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin

The Story of a Family by Fr. Stephane-Joseph Piat


Come Rack, Come Rope by Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson

By What Authority? by Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson

The Shadow on the Earth by Fr. Owen Francis Dudley

Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis

The Family that Overtook Christ by Fr. Raymond

The Cure D'Ars by Abbe Francois Trochu

Joan of Arc by Mark Twain