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1933346086
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Don Brophy
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Many of the books listed are great Catholic books, but when this PC author gets to the 20th Century he includes .

Many of the books listed are great Catholic books, but when this PC author gets to the 20th Century he includes many written by Catholic in-name only authors, includes 2 that are basically about The Historic Christ and he says Vatican very much opposed to both yet he includes them, feminist books, one his says is more political than theological, an. However, it is quite unfortunate that, mixed with so many great books that raise the mind and heart to the Living God, the author chooses to feature prominently many titles, which are neither "great," nor even orthodoxly "Catholic.

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One Hundred Great Catholic Books : From the Early Centuries to the Present.

From the Early Centuries to the Present. This guide offers succinct, thoughtful, and entertaining introductions to one hundred classics of Catholic literature past and present, ranging from biography, spirituality, theology, and poetry to history, mystical writings, and fiction. Written for seekers of every faith tradition, this book offers an illuminating gateway to some of the great achievements of the human heart and mind.

One hundred great Catholic books: from the early centuries to the present.

This guide offers succinct, thoughtful, and entertaining introductions to one hundred classics of Catholic literature past and present, ranging from biography, spirituality, theology, and poetry to history, mystical writings, and fiction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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For Catholics who have forgotten, or never discovered, treasured books of their own tradition, Don Brophy . This is the work of a man who loves both books and the Catholic tradition

For Catholics who have forgotten, or never discovered, treasured books of their own tradition, Don Brophy deserves applause for his brief but knowing introductions to a hundred of them. Kenneth L. Woodward, author, Making Saints. This is the work of a man who loves both books and the Catholic tradition. Don Brophy speaks to head and heart in this gentle guide to Catholic books, with choices both classic and surprising. Jane Redmont, author, When in Doubt, Sing. This is the most congenial history of Catholic thought one could ever hope to find

Succinct and thoughtful, this collection of 100 classics of past and present Catholic literature covers topics2ranging from biography, spirituality, theology, and poetry to history, mystical writings, and fiction.
  • Drelalak
Many of the books listed are great Catholic books, but when this PC author gets to the 20th Century he includes many written by Catholic in-name only authors, includes 2 that are basically about The Historic Christ and he says Vatican very much opposed to both yet he includes them, feminist books, one his says is more political than theological, and many other books with his new age, glowing review where he tries unsuccessfully to hide his obvious ambivalence to church teaching. Many of the books would be on best seller list for organizations like Catholics for a Free Choice, etc. I luckily only paid 1 cent for this used book, an ex-library copy that was like new. So if you can get for 1 cent worth it to read about the great books and to know what books to stay away from. I hope Pat is still "fretting" about what his next book will be about, and we can only pray either he gets terminal writers block or goes new age where he belongs.
  • Manona
The author cites and describes 100 works worth reading for anyone interested in the spiritual life, primarily Catholics, but no limited to them. Each summary does justice to the work cited. Highly recommended.
  • Dugor
This is a terrific, well-written book for browsing--or to use as a starting point for serious research. Learned a lot!
  • Nikojas
Great Disappointments

What a loser! The first few recommended books are all great
classics, St. Augustine, Dante, Chesterton etc. Then Don Brophy
lists all kinds of wacko's , many anti-catholic or just kooks.
I can think of a huge number of great books I have read that are
Catholic, apparently the author must shop at the lower level discount
bookstore. He does not know what Catholicism is and one has to wonder
how he even got the book published.
  • Larosa
The Catholic Church fascinates many people. This is not a new phenomenon. It fascinated people in the past and no doubt will continue to do so. On the one hand it is an authoritarian, hierarchical Church with many rules and regulations. On the other, it's also the same Church that has produced some of the world's greatest writers, artists, musicians, and forward thinking people. James Joyce's famous expression "Here Comes Everybody" from FINNEGAN'S WAKE applies to the Catholic Church. Catholic thought is far more diverse than many realize and when this is discovered, a new level of fascination with the Church often emerges.
Don Brophy's ONE HUNDRED GREAT CATHOLIC BOOKS includes titles which demonstrate the diversity of Catholicism and what is often called "the Catholic imagination." His list of great books includes what any reader should expect to find, titles such as THE CONFESSIONS of St. Augustine, Pope John XXIII's JOURNAL OF A SOUL, St. Benedict's RULE, Dante's DIVINE COMEDY, Thomas Merton's SEVEN STOREY MOUNTAIN, Georges Bernanos's DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST, and Dorothy Day's THE LONG LONELINESS to name a sampling. While his selections of what could be termed Catholic "classics" are what should be expected, he also has some interesting contemporary choices. Sr. Helen Prejean's DEAD MAN WALKING, Robert Ellsberg's ALL SAINTS, and Gustavo Gutierrez's WE DRINK FROM OUR OWN WELLS immediately come to mind. Some are surprising. Thomas Cahill's HOW THE IRISH SAVED CIVILIZATION and Alice McDermott's CHARMING BILLY would not be immediate choices of mine, but certainly both make sense. Some are controversial selections. My guess is that more than a few eyebrows are raised when authors such as Richard McBrien and James Carroll are included. However, the point is to show the variety of thought that is so much a part of Catholicism, and this Brophy does well.
Each selection is given a short summary the merits of the book and why it was selected. It's a perfect guide for a Catholic reading group or for anyone who wants to see that the Catholic Church is far broader than it's often portrayed to be.
  • Foginn
What if you had a dear friend who was able to recommend one hundred great books in the Catholic tradition for you to read? That is the service Don Brophy provides in "One Hundred Great Catholic Books." What makes a book "Catholic?" For Brophy's purposes, the primary criteria was that the author be Catholic because as he correctly states, "people are Catholic, books are not." In a couple of instances, Brophy does include books whose authors were not Catholic because they wrote about Catholics or collaborated with Catholics.

Of course, there is a danger whenever one tries to make a list of one hundred great anything. There are always going to me some favorites that are left out and some included that people feel shouldn't be. Brophy is to be given credit for taking on the challenge. In addition, he includes a list of fifty other books at the end that come highly recommended as well. Brophy has chosen wisely, including most of the great classics of spirituality such as St. Augustine's "Confessions," "The Cloud of Unknowing," St. Teresa's "The Interior Castle," and St. Therese's "Story of a Soul." He has attempted to also include a broad spectrum of works, including history, apologetics, autobiography, and fiction. In these entries, one becomes acquainted with works by Flannery O'Connor, J.R.R. Tolkien, Maria Montessori, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. For each book, Brophy provides a two-page synopsis and indication of why this book was important. One can learn much about Catholic thought simply by reading these capsules. Hopefully, however, " One Hundred Great Catholic Books" will inspire you to go out and actually read some of these classics. A reader ambitious enough to read all of them would have a strong understanding of Catholic thought.