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United States Catholic Catechism for Adults - The presence of the Catholic Church in the United States reaches back to the founding days of our country through the leadership of Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in the United States. His story like the stories at the start of each chapter in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults give us a glimpse into the lives of Catholics who lived out their faith throughout our country's history. Each chapter in the Catechism for Adults includes stories, doctrine, reflection, quotations, discussion questions, and prayer to lead the reader to a deepening faith. The Catechism for Adults is an excellent resource for preparation of catechumens in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and for ongoing catechesis of adults. Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church - Catholics' hunger for the faith continues to grow. Pope Benedict XVI gives the Church the "food" that is seeks in the 598 questions and answers in the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This 200-page volume offers a quick synopsis of the essential contents of the faith as promulgated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Like the 1992 Catechism, the Compendium has a four-part structure, and includes a section on common prayers and Catholic doctrinal formulas. Because of the question-and-answer format, catechetical leaders-parents, pastors, teachers, principals, and catechists-have a unique opportunity to dialogue with the faithful, and reinvigorate the Church's ongoing mission of evangelization and catechesis. Individuals can come "to know the unfathomable riches of the salvific mystery of Jesus Christ" by reading, using, and memorizing parts of the Compendium of the Catechism. An essential tool for youth and young adults, the Compendium is the perfect companion to a youth or young adult's Bible, spiritual reading, or textbook. Catechetical leaders in high schools, colleges, and parishes will appreciate its versatility-as a reference book, discussion starter, or core resource for RCIA programs.

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The Year & Our Children: Catholic Family Celebrations for Every Season by Mary Reed Newland (Sophia Institute Press)


Catechism of the Catholic Church - Catechism of the Catholic Church is the first new edition of the catechism in 400 years. Catechism means "instruction," and this text will remain the standard reference for Catholics for many future generations. It is the authoritative summary of Catholic belief regarding the Church creeds, sacraments, commandments, and prayers.


Catholic Study Bible - The Catholic Study Bible was designed for advanced students of the Scriptures by today's top Catholic scholars. A nearly 600-page Reading Guide is linked to the biblical text by means of marginal references to specific pages in the Guide. Other features include: reference articles on key issues of Bible study, a glossary of specialized terms, the complete Sunday and weekday lectionaries, full color Oxford Bible Maps, and a 70-page, select NAB Concordance.

Additional Catholic Bible Study Resources

Catholicism for Dummies - Want to know more about Catholicism? This book presents the rich tapestry and history of the Catholic Church – from devotions to doctrines. You’ll find a description of the Catholic Mass, the seven sacraments, the liturgical calendar, the duties of the clergy, and much more.  

Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Catholic History
by Matthew Bunson
Complete and all encompassing, this resource boasts among its features a chronology of important dates and events; two appendices listing the popes and offices of the Roman Curia; thirteen tables covering such subjects as concordats, and encyclicals.

The How-To Book of the Mass: Everything You Need to Know but No One Ever Taught You
Michael Dubruiel looks at each part of the Mass in a step-by-step fashion, offering explanations for the biblical backgrounds and traditional reasons behind the prayers and rituals.

There We Stood, Here We Stand
by Tim Drake
Eleven Lutherans rediscover their Catholic roots and share their personal stories

We Have a Pope! Benedict XVI
by Matthew Bunson
Noted Catholic author and historian Mathew E. Bunson, D.Min., provides a detailed portrait of Benedict XVI, introducing Catholics to a man of powerful intellect and confident faith who now must lead the Church as it confronts some of the most challenging issues facing modern men and women. Bunson examines what made him the man he is today, what you are not being told about him by the secular media , and what lies ahead for Catholics worldwide.

The How-To Book of the Bible: Everything You Need to Know But No One Ever Taught You (How-To Books)
by Karl A. Schultz
An excellent resource for anyone looking to begin reading and praying with the Bible.  Comprehensive, Catholic approach to Bible scholarship.

Where Is That In the Bible?
by Patrick Madrid
Evangelical Protestants sometimes accuse Catholics of basing important doctrines on extrabiblical sources. Now Catholics will have a ready rejoinder: Patrick Madrid's Where Is That in the Bible? informs readers of the biblical origins of Catholic doctrines such as priestly celibacy, veneration of Mary and the saints, mortal and venial sins, and purgatory. While the tone is sometimes strident, the information is clear and conveniently organized by topic.

Holy Cards
by Sandra Dipasqua, Barbara Calamari
Written and designed by authors who have previously published on Catholic themes to a lay audience, this book focuses on a highly popular and collectible form of folk and devotional art, and features images from the pantheon of major religious figures in Catholicism.

Catholic and Christian: An Explanation of Commonly Misunderstood Catholic Beliefs - A readable and concise summary of commonly misunderstood Catholic beliefs-the teachings and practices that don't get much attention in Sunday homilies and in religious education, but which puzzle Catholics and non-Catholics alike. This is a book for all Catholics who want to know more about their faith.

A Year of Celebration: Experiencing God through the Feast Days of the Church
The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux: The Story of a Soul

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Reading Thomas Merton: A Guide to His Life and Work
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Saints to Lean on: Spiritual Companions for Illness And Disability
by Janice McGrane, S.S.J
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