RCIA Resources

BASICS OF THE FAITH

Catholic Christianity ; Peter Kreeft –– Ignatius Press

Introduction to Christianity ; Joseph Ratzinger –– Ignatius Press

On Being Catholic ; Thomas Howard –– Ignatius Press

Theology for Beginners ; Frank Sheed –– Servant Publishin

*Catholicism for Dummies ; John Trigilio & Kenneth Brighenti –– For Dummies

Living the Catholic Faith ; Charles Chaput, OFM Cap. –– Servant Publications

Theology and Sanity ; Frank Sheed –– Ignatius Press

Why is That in Tradition ; Patrick Madrid –– Our Sunday Visitor Publishing

SPECIFIC TOPICS

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APOLOGETICS

Catholic for a Reason (I-IV) ; ed. Scott Hahn — Emmaus Road Publishing

*The Gospel in a Pluralist Society ; Lesslie Newbigin — Eeradamans Publishing

Handbook of Christian Apologetics ; Peter Kreeft & Ronald Tacelli — Ignatius Press

Handbook of Christian Apologetics ; Peter Kreeft & Ronald Tacelli — IVP Academic


DOGMA

Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma ; Ludwig Ott — Tan Books

Sources of Catholic Dogma ; Henry Dezigner — Loreto Publications


EUCHARIST


HISTORICAL RELIABILITY

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels ; Craig Blomberg — IVP Academic

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses ; Richard Bauckham — Eerdamans Publishing


HISTORY

The God That Did Not Fail: How Religion Built And Sustains The West ; Robert Royal — Encounter Books

How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization ; Thomas Woods Jr. — Regency Publishing

Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church ; H.W. Crocker III — Three Rivers Press


JUSTIFICATION

Not by Faith Alone: The Biblical Evidence for the Catholic Doctrine of Justification ; Robert Sungenis — Queenship Publishing

*The Salvation Controversy ; Jimmy Akin — Catholic Answers


MARRIAGE

The Good News About Sex and Marriage ; Christopher West — Servant Books

*Heaven’s Song: Sexual Love As It Was Meant To Be ; Christopher West — Ascension Press

*Love and Responsibility ; Karol Wojtyla — Ignatius Press

Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook-up World ; Jennifer Roback Morse — Richard Vigilante Books


MARY

Hail Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God ; Scott Hahn — Doubleday Publishing


MORALITY

*An Introduction to Moral Theology ; William May — Our Sunday Visitor

A Refutation of Relativism: Interviews with an Absolutist ; Peter Kreeft — Ignatius Press

Back to Virtue: Traditional Moral Wisdom for Modern Moral Confusion ; Peter Kreeft — Ignatius Press

Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air ; Francis Beckwith & Gregory Koukl — Baker Books


POLITICS


POPE


PRAYER

*Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life: A Practical Guide to Prayer for Active People ; Robert Spitzer — Ignatius Press

*Manual of Prayers ; James D. Watkins, ed. — Midwest Theological Forum, 2nd ed.

Pocket Book of Catholic Prayers ; Lawrence G. Lovasik — Catholic Book Publishing Company

Prayer for Beginners ; Peter Kreeft — Ignatius Press

Praying Scripture for a Change ; Tim Gray — Ascension Press


READING SCRIPTURE FOR THE FIRST TIME

The Bible Compass ; — Ascension Press

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible (series) ;— Ignatius Press

Walking With God ; — Ascension Press


RECONCILIATION

Lord Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession ; Scott Hahn — Doubleday Press


SCIENCE

Chance or Purpose? Creation, Evolution and a Rational Faith ; Christoph Schoenborn — Ignatius Press

*New Proofs For the Existence of God ; Robert Spitzer — Eerdamans Publishing


SCRIPTURE AIDS (ADDITIONAL)

*Catholic Bible Dictionary ; Scott Hahn — Doubleday Publishing

*Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (series) — Baker Academic

Navarre Bible Series — Four Courts Press

Where is That in the Bible? ; Patrick Madrid — Our Sunday Visitor Publishing


STORIES of CONVERSION to CATHOLICISM

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