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Title: New Books to Study
Post by: Shin on February 16, 2013, 06:50:13 PM
Are there any particular books that folks would like to see started up here in the Book Study section, that they'd feel like participating in a the book study thread with regularly?

If we can get an agreement of a few folks on a book I'd be glad to get one going.  :D

I think a book that is not too hard would be a good choice.


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: Patricia on February 17, 2013, 09:58:05 AM
A book by St Liguori comes to mind.  :)


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: Shin on February 23, 2013, 11:43:15 AM
A book by St Liguori comes to mind.  :)

I like the idea too. :D

If only folks were more interested in book studies!


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: Shin on March 06, 2013, 11:07:52 PM
Folks have you read this thread and thought about it at all? :D


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: Patricia on March 07, 2013, 10:48:27 AM
St Liguori will be a good start. Suggestions anyone?  :)


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: JoyfulMother on April 22, 2013, 11:49:07 AM
****, I need to think about it.  I have a couple of favorites I wouldn't mind discussing with others.

I love to read.  I am new here and will have to join in on this. :)


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: Patricia on April 22, 2013, 02:03:49 PM
Sounds good , Joyfulmother. Do share your opinions and Shin can pick a good book for all of us to discuss.  :D


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: Shin on April 24, 2013, 06:19:13 PM
There's St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori.. but there are also other authors. I always liked St. Bonaventure's life of St. Francis... And the life of St. Lydwine of Schiedam, we have by two different authors.

With any book folks can jump in at any time and are encouraged to, when saints write the works are the kind where you can do this and benefit at any point.

St. Francis de Sales tends to be quite enjoyable to read..

Just some thoughts. Or even books we don't have yet but which can be added to the collection as they are old enough.  :D


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: Shin on April 29, 2013, 11:55:30 PM
There're also the Revelations of St. Bridget of Sweden (http://www.saintsbooks.net/books/St.%20Bridget%20%28Birgitta%29%20of%20Sweden%20-%20Prophecies%20and%20Revelations.html).. certainly they always catch the attention.. and read well in or out of order..

'Thoughts and influences are suggested and infused in human hearts by two spirits, that is to say, from the good spirit and from the bad. The good spirit urges people to think on the future goods of heaven and not to love temporal goods. The bad spirit urges them to love what they see, makes light of sin, offers the excuse of weakness, and adduces the example of weak sinners.'

God, 'The Revelations of St. Bridget of Sweden'



Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: Brigid on April 30, 2013, 01:14:57 PM
Although I don't have the book anymore, I thought it was a good one when I did read it. 


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: JoyfulMother on May 01, 2013, 08:35:13 AM
What about this book?  It was on the list of books my priest gave me to read.

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TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST, by F J Sheed
(400 pages, 6th form onwards)

A study on the Gospels. Ultimately, the knowledge of the faith is the knowledge of Jesus Christ. The greater our
knowledge of Christ, therefore, the deeper our faith. As the Gospels can seem a little dry to read, this book is most
useful.


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: Shin on May 04, 2013, 02:47:20 AM
Hmm, I haven't read much of Sheed, and I don't have any of his books.

It's easiest if it's a book that's out of copyright so folks can read it here if they don't have it?

I'm glad to see a suggestion being made!  :D


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: Paul on May 18, 2013, 05:30:14 PM
The book I read and reread the most (aside from the Bible, and Bible study tools, of course!) is The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis.

I'm also looking into total consecration to Mary, so maybe we could also talk about one of St. Louis de Montfort's books?


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: Shin on May 18, 2013, 06:46:16 PM
That would certainly be educational.  :D


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: Gemma on August 05, 2014, 10:45:04 AM
I know this one is probably hard but how about "The Dialogues of St. Catherine of Siena?"


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: Shin on August 05, 2014, 09:11:45 PM
That's a fine one! Do you have that book already? Who was the translator for the edition you have might I ask?


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: Gemma on August 05, 2014, 09:16:09 PM
No I don't have it yet but can easily get it for my Kindle on Amazon.com.


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: eschator83 on January 20, 2015, 02:39:18 PM
I'm hoping to join discussions whether I'm now reading or have previously read the selections.  I've read most of what Pope Francis has in English, and 5 or 6 of Pope Benedict's, and about same for John Paul II.  I'm on my way now to look for existing discussions of some of these.


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: Shin on January 20, 2015, 08:00:02 PM
 :thrones: :angelblue: :angelyellow: Welcome to the forums!  :angelblue: :angelyellow: :thrones:

I pray you enjoy this place and learn all you can here from the saints and their wisdom!

Be sure to take the time to read the announcements and feel free to PM with any questions abut the rules of the road.

There are tons of quotes to share inspiration about and book studies, and resuming old threads is not discouraged here, but the opposite.

May the Lord guide you in your journey.  :D


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: eschator83 on February 16, 2015, 02:49:53 PM
Many thanks for kind wishes.  I recently finished St Augustine's Enchiridion (aka Faith, Hope, and Charity) and was fascinated by the discussion here in which you cited the handbook.  Perhaps it would be useful to study a short text like this to help familiarize students with the author and key issues before jumping into a more complex work. 


Title: Re: New Books to Study
Post by: Shin on February 17, 2015, 07:26:06 AM
You've read a good book!

I think that's a great suggestion. It is not very long, so everyone could appreciate entirely without great effort.

 :D