The following includes a selective list of books which may be of interest to Catholic men for further study of the faith.


Bibles without Study Notes

Augustine Institute. The Bible – English Standard Version – Catholic Edition. Denver: Augustine Institute, 2020.

Catholic Church. The Bible – New American Bible – Revised Edition. New York: HarperCollins, 2012.

Catholic Church. The Bible – Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2006.

Catholic Church. The New Testament and Psalms – Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2010.

Challoner, Richard. The Douay-Rheims Bible. London: Baronius Press, 2013.

Knox, Ronald. The Holy Bible – Knox Version. London: Baronius Press, 2012.

Bibles with Study Notes

Cavins, Jeff, et al. The Great Adventure Catholic Bible. West Chester: Ascension Press, 2018.

Faculty of the University of Navarre. The Navarre Bible – New Testament. New York: Scepter, 1999.

Hahn, Scott and Curtis Mitch, The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible – New Testament. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2010.

Hahn, Scott and Curtis Mitch, The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible – Old Testament – Individual Books. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, Publication dates vary. Note: Individual books from the Old Testament are being released as they are completed. 

Socias, James. The Didache Bible. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2014.

Wansbrough, Henry. The New Jerusalem Bible. New York: Doubleday, 1990.


Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd ed. Washington: United States Catholic Conference, 1997.

The Catechism of the Council of Trent. London: Baronius Press, 2018.

Kinkead, Thomas L. Baltimore Catechism No. 4. London: Baronius Press, 2015.

Morrow, Louis LaRovoire. My Catholic Faith. Kansas City: Sarto House, 1954.


Socias, James. Daily Roman Missal. Woodbridge: Midwest Theological Forum, 2011. 

The Daily Roman Missal (1962). London: Baronius Press, 2014. 

Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph

Aquilina, Mike. St. Joseph and His World. New York: Scepter Publishers, 2020.

Calloway, Donald H. Consecration to St. Joseph. Stockbridge: Marian Press, 2020.

De Monfort, Louis. True Devotion to Mary. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2010.

Gaitley, Michael E. 33 Days to Morning Glory – In Preparation for Marian Conscreation. Stockbridge: Marian Press, 2011.

Meschuler, Maurice. The Truth about St. Joseph. Manchester: Sophia Institute Press, 2017.

Miravalle, Mark. Meet Your Spiritual Father.  Stockbridge: Marian Press, 2014.

Philippe, Marie-Dominique. The Mystery of Joseph. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2009.

Pitre, Brant. Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary. New York: Image, 2018.

Schadt, Devin. Custos – Total Consecration to St. Joseph. Elizabethtown: Stewardship: A Mission of Faith, 2020.

Staples, Tim. Behold Your Mother. San Diego: Catholic Answers Press, 2014.

Thompson, Edward Healy. The Life and Glory of St. Joseph. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2013.


Benedict XVI (Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger).  God is Near Us. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2003.

Benedict XVI (Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger). The Spirit of the Liturgy. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2000.

Corbon, Jean. The Wellspring of Worship. San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 2005.

Feingold, Lawrence. The Eucharist. Stuebenville: Emmaus Academic, 2018.

Gray, Tim. Sacraments in Scripture. Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2001.

Guardian, Romano. Meditations before Mass. Notre Dame: Christian Classics, 2014.

Guéranger, Prosper. The Holy Mass. London: Baronius Press, 2005.

Hahn, Scott W. Consuming the Word. New York: Image, 2013.

Hahn, Scott W. Lord, Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession. New York: Doubleday, 2003.

Hahn, Scott W. The Lamb’s Supper. New York: Doubleday, 1999.

Jackson, James W. Nothing Superfluous. Lincoln: Redbush Publishing, 2016.

Johnson, Josh and Schmitz, Mike. Pocket Guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. West Chester: Ascension Press, 2021.

Kwasniewski, Peter. Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness. Brooklyn: Angelico Press, 2017.

Müller, Michael. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Charlotte: Tan Books, 1992.

Pitre, Brant. Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist. New York: Doubleday, 2011.

Sri, Edward. A Biblical Walk through the Mass. West Chester: Ascension Press, 2011.

Sullivan, Thomas K. Called to Knighthood: The Sacrament of Confirmation in the Kingdom Family of God. Oldsmar: Simon Peter Press, 2009.

The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration. Manual for Eucharistic Adoration. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2016.


Brand, Clinton A. St. Gregory’s Prayer Book. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2019.

Callan, Charles A.  and John A. McHugh. Blessed be God. Booneville: Preserving Christian Publications, 2020. 

De Liguori, Alphonsus. How to Pray at All Times. London: Catholic Way Publishing, 2015.

Dubay, Thomas. Deep Conversion Deep Prayer. San Francisco, Ignatius, 2006.

Dubay, Thomas. Prayer Primer. Cincinnati: Servant Books, 2002.

Gray, Tim. The Luminous Mysteries. Steubenville, Emmaus Road, 2005.

Gray, Tim. Praying Scripture for a Change. West Chester: Ascension Press, 2009.

Kreeft, Peter. Prayer for Beginners. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2000.

Lasance, F. X. My Prayer Book. New York: Benziger Brothers, 1944.

Nelson, Thomas A. Catholic Prayers. Charlotte: Tan Books, 2006.

O’Reilly, Bernard. The Golden Treasury of Prayer. New York, Peter F. Collier, 1878.

TAN Books. St. Joseph Prayer Book. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2020.

Socias, James. Handbook of Prayers. Downers Grove: Midwest Theological Forum, 2019.

Spitzer, Robert J. Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2008.

Sri, Edward. Praying the Rosary Like Never Before. Cincinnati: Servant Books, 2017.

Sri, Edward. The New Rosary in Scripture. Cincinnati: Servant Books, 2003.

Third Plenary Council of Baltimore. A Manual of Prayers. Baltimore: John Murphy and Company, 1889.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers. New York: Image, 2007.


Catholic Church. The Raccolata. Fitzwilliam: Loreto Publications, 2018. 

The Manual of Indulgences. Washington: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2006.

Spiritual Life

Aumann, Jordan. Spiritual Theology. London: Sheed and Ward, 1980.

Brother Lawrence. The Practice of the Presence of God. Old Tappen: Spire Books, 1958.

John Climacus. The Ladder of Divine Ascent. New York: Paulist Press, 1982.

Chautard, Jean-Baptiste. Inner Strength for Active Apostles. Manchester: Sophia Institute Press, 2003.

Chautard, Jean-Baptiste. The Soul of the Apostolate. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2010.

Chesterton, G. K. The Collected Works of G. K. Chesteron – Volume 1: Orthodoxy, Heritics. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1986.

Chesterton, G. K. The Everlasting Man. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2008.

De Caussade, J.P. Self Abandonment to Divine Providence. London: Baronius Press, 2006.

De Liguori, Alphonsus. Preparation for Death. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2013.

De Liguori, Alphonsus. Uniformity with God’s Will. Veritatas Splendor Publications, 2013.

De Sales, St. Francis. Introduction to the Devout Life. London: Baronius Press, 2006.

Drexelius, Jeremias. Heliotropium. Charlotte: TAN Books, 1912.

Dubay, Thomas. Happy are the Poor: The Simple Life and Spiritual Freedom. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2003. 

Escriva, St. Jose-Maria. The Way. New York: Image. 2006.

Father Gabriel St. Mary Magdalen. Divine Intimacy. London: Baronius Press, 2015.

Fiege, Marianus. The Paraclete. Charlotte: Tan Books, 2012.

Garrigou-Lagrange, Reginald. The Three Ages of the Interior Life – Volumes 1-2. St. Louis: B Herder Book Company, 1948.

Gardeil, Père. The Holy Spirit in Christian Life. London: Blackfriars Publications, 1953.

Gray, Tim and Jeff Cavins. Walking with God. West Chester: Ascension Press, 2010.

Hahn, Scott W. Signs of Life. New York: Doubleday, 2009.

John Paul II. God Father and Creator. Boston: Pauline Press, 1996.

John Paul II. Jesus Son and Savior. Boston: Pauline Press, 1996.

John Paul II. The Spirit Giver of Life and Love. Boston: Pauline Press, 1996.

Kreeft, Peter. Back to Virtue. San Francisco: Ignatius, 1992.

Louis of Granada. The Sinner’s Guide. Mansfield: Martino Publishing, 2016.

Martin, Ralph. The Fulfillment of all Desire. Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2006.

Martin, Ralph. Will Many be Saved? Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2012.

Martinez, Luis M. The Sanctifier. Boston: Pauline Books and Media, 2003.

O’Brien, Bartholomew J. The Curé of Ars. Charlotte: TAN Books, 1987.

O’Sullivan, Paul. The Holy Ghost-Our Greatest Friend. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2013.

Philippe, Jacques. Interior Freedom. New York: Scepter, 2007.

Philippe, Jacques. Searching for and Maintaining Peace. New York: Alba House, 2002.

Pope, Charles. The Ten Commandments. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2014.

Richards, Larry. Surrender! Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 2011.

Sheed, Frank J. A Map of Life. New York: Sheed and Lord, 1933.

Sheed, Frank J. Theology and Sanity. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1993.

Sheen, Fulton J. The Seven Capital Sins. New York: Alba House, 2020.

Stinissen, Wilfrid. Into Your Hands, Father. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2011.

St. Augustine. Confessions. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2013.

St. Ignatius of Loyola. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. New York: Image Books, 1964.

St. John of the Cross. The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross. Washington: ICS Publications, 1991.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux. The Story of a Soul. London: Baronius Press, 2006.

St. Teresa of Avila. The Interior Castle. London: Baronius Press, 2015.

St. Teresa of Avila. The Way of Perfection. New York: Image, 1964.

St. Thomas à Kempis. The Imitation of Christ. London: Baronius Press, 2005.

Von Cochem, Martin. The Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Hell, Heaven. Veritatis Splendor Publications, 2013. 

Vost, Kevin. Aquinas on the Four Last Things. Manchester: Sophia Press, 2020.

Vost, Kevin. The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Manchester: Sophia Press, 2016.

Of Special Interest to Men

Ahlquist, Dale. Common Sense 101: Lessons from Chesterton. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2006.

Burke-Sivers, Harold. Behold the Man. San Francisco: Ignatius, 2015.

Cavins, Jeff. The Activated Disciple. West Chester: Ascension Press, 2018.

Central Texas Fellowship of Catholic Men. No Man Left Behind – Catholic Edition. Erlanger: Dynamic Catholic, 2017.

Craig, Jason M. Leaving Boyhood Behind. Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 2019.

Cramer, Wilhelm. The Christian Father. New York: Benziger Brothers, 1883.

Dilsaver, G. C. The Three Marks of Manhood. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2010.

Gray, Tim and Curtis Martin. Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue. Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2001.

Guzman, Sam. The Catholic Gentleman. San Francisco: Ignatius, 2019.

Houck, Mark J. The Way of the King’s Men. Quakertown: SOS Publishing, 2013.

Koliński, Dennis. Manual for Conquering Deadly Sin. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2017.

Lasance, Francis X. The Young Man’s Guide. Lisle: St. Augustine Academy Press, 2012.

Lewis. C. S. The Abolition of Man. New York: HarperOne, 2000.

Olmsted, Thomas J. Manual for Men. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2017.

O’Reilly, Bernard. True Men as we Need Them. New York: Excelsior Catholic Publishing House, 1888.

Philippe, Jacques. Priestly Fatherhood. New York: Scepter, 2021.

Richards, Larry. Be a Man! San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2009.

Schadt, Devin. LEAD – The Four Marks of Fatherly Greatness. Elizabethtown: Stewardship: A Mission of Faith, 2018.

Schadt, Devin. The Meaning and Mystery of Man. Elizabethtown: Stewardship: A Mission of Faith, 2020.

Scupoli, Lorenzo. The Spiritual Combat. Rockford: TAN Books, 1990.

Senior, John. The Restoration of Christian Culture. Norfolk: IHS, 2008.

Sri, Edward. Men, Women and the Mystery of Love. Cincinnati: Servant Books, 2007.

Thigpen, Paul. Manual for Spiritual Warfare. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2014.

Thigpen, Paul. Saints who Battled Satan. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2015.

Wood, Stephen. Christian Fatherhood. Port Charlotte: Family Life Center, 1997.

Catholic Church

Benedict XVI.  The Apostles. Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 2007.

Benedict XVI.  Church Fathers. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2008.

Butler, Alban. Butler’s Lives of the Saints. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2012.

Carroll, Warren H. A History of Christendom, Volumes 1-5. Fort Royal: Christendom Press, 1985-2005.

Dawson, Christopher. The Formation of Christendom. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2008.

Garbriel, Stephen. Catholic Controversies. Falls Church: Moorings Press, 2010.

Hughes, Philip. A Popular History of the Catholic Church. New York: The MacMillian Company, 1966.

Schreck, Alan. The Compact History of the Catholic Church. Cincinnati: Servant Books, 2009.

Trower, Philip. Turmoil and Truth. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2003.