Top Ten Catholic Bestsellers for November 2008

One of the major resources that I used to educate myself on my Christian faith were reading books.  I am a book-hound.  I have a stack of books that I haven’t even begun to read yet that are all on Catholicism.  Whether if they are about saints, history, mysticism, philosophy, or our Holy Bible, I am just enamored with almost anything Catholic in book form.  Right now I’m reading several books (not all at the same time).  Render Unto Caesar by Archbishop Chaput, St. Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, and Father, Forgive Me, for I Am Frustrated by Fr. Pacwa just to name a few.

I am always hunting for books at my favorite Catholic bookstore here in Houston, Veritas, or Half Price Books.  Yes, I even browse the books at Barnes & Noble and Borders.  And if that’s not enough, I go online to Amazon.com.  I have always enjoyed reading books and this love of reading helped me a lot in learning as much as I could about Christianity.  Having to hold a book in my hand and read it rather than going online to learn more about Catholicism, it is difficult to explain but it just can’t be beat. 

So in order to share my love of reading to you all, I’ve decided to post Amazon’s* Top Ten Bestsellers for Catholic books.  I find Amazon’s to be more concise than other providers.  Enjoy!:


1.  Render Unto Caesar Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life
by Charles J. Chaput (Author)

2.  Mother Angelicas Mother Angelica’s Private and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures
by Raymond Arroyo (Author)

3.  The Sistine Secrets The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo’s Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican
by Benjamin Blech (Author), Roy Doliner (Author)

4.  The Return of the Prodigal Son The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
by Henri J. M. Nouwen (Author)

5.  Mother Teresa Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light – The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta
by Mother Teresa (Author), Brian Kolodiejchuk (Editor)

6.  Reasons to Believe Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith
by Scott Hahn (Author)

7.  Why Do Why Do Catholics Do That?
by Kevin Orlin Johnson (Author)

8.  Sacred Space Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2009 (Sacred Space)
by Ave Maria Press

9.  Jesus of Jesus of Nazareth
by Pope Benedict XVI (Author)

10.  St. Paul St. Paul: Jubilee Year of the Apostle Paul Edition: A Bible Study for Catholics
by Mitch Pacwa (Author)

* It’s actually a reflection of the bestsellers list based on the hour in November.

One Response to Top Ten Catholic Bestsellers for November 2008

  • Great resources. I’ll have to see if we can add some of these titles to our Book Club list. I’ve only read number 4 and 9 myself, though I did read Arroyo’s first biography of Mother Angelica. Jesus of Nazareth was great, but I was a little disappointed in Return of the Prodigal Son.

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