Must have books:
- The Bible (Catholic edition w/ all 73 books) I prefer the Revised Standard Version (RSV).
- The Catechism of the Catholic Church Read this along with scripture and all will be well. This can also be read online (see helpful resources links on the side of this page.)
- Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament by Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch This is a must have resource and the paperback is only $15!
- Catholic Christianity: A Complete Catechism of Catholic Beliefs Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Peter Kreeft
- The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth by ScottHahn This book should probably be under the "must have" heading, but at the very least it is a resource that needs to be read by ALL Christians, not only Catholics. This book will introduce you to what the Chruch has taught for centuries about the liturgy and the mass.
Apologetics is simply the explanation or defense of the faith.
- Biblical Evidence for Catholicism by Dave Armstrong This book can be purchased in a 15 ebook (Word & PDF) for $25 package deal at his website. Click Here! The other books in the package are very good as well.
- Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith by Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli
- The Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words by Rod Bennett Great introduction to the early Church! This is a solid place to start reading about the earliest leaders in the Church and what they taught.