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Editor’s Picks

Here are our top picks from across the website

We know that shopping online can make it hard to know which book would best suit your needs. That’s why we’ve picked out below some of our most essential books, the books we think should belong on every Catholic bookshelf.

So whether you’re new to the faith, a cradle Catholic, or simply curious, you’ll find a book to suit your need here.

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Essentials for Every Catholic

Every Catholic bookshelf needs these books on it.

A Catechism of Christian Doctrine Catholic Truth Society

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Simple Prayer Book

A Simple Prayer Book Catholic Truth Society

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YOUCAT YOUCAT Foundation

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Prayer Books

We recommend these prayer books from among our vast selection.

Stations of the Cross - Alphonsus

Stations of the Cross: The Way of Divine Mercy Fr Jim McManus CssR, St Alphonsus Liguori

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Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration Catholic Truth Society

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Divine Mercy Prayer Book The Marian Fathers

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A Simple Rosary Book Catholic Truth Society

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Handbook of Prayers

Handbook of Prayers Rev James D Socias

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Understanding the Faith

While the Catechism, YOUCAT, and a Catechism of Christian Doctrine (featured above in our Essentials section) are by far the best books to help you get to grips with the Catholic faith, these books are great additions.

Year with the Catechism

A Year with the Catechism Dr Donald Asci, Fr Dominic Scotto, Ms Elizabeth Siegel, Petroc Willey

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Credo

Credo Fr Andrew Pinsent, Fr Marcus Holden

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The Mass & Confession

These books are essential for anyone wanting to deepen their experience of the Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, or Confession.

A Simple Penance Book Catholic Truth Society

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My Simple Mass Book

My Simple Mass Book David Belmonte, Pierpaolo Finaldi

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Order of Mass - English and Latin

Order of Mass in Latin and English Catholic Truth Society

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Living the Faith

Discover how to live your faith well with these practical books.

7 Words on Marriage

7 Words on Marriage Fr Ivano Millico

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Living Fruitfully: Patience

Living Fruitfully: Patience Christopher Mc Camley

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How to be Happy

How to Be Happy Fr Paul Nicholson SJ

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