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Recommended Books

Living Faith by Elizabeth Hughes. This is a useful story centred presentation of the Catholic faith. Published by The Catholic Missionary Society. Year: 2001. Now available through the Catholic Enquiry Office. Price: £5.
ISBN: 085597622-5

Catholic Lives by Greg Watts. Each chapter features a different faith story. Available from the CTS. Publishers: Gracewing. Year: 2001. Price: £9.99.
ISBN: 9 780852 445402

A Century of Catholic Converts by Lorene Hanley Duquin. An impressive list of conversion stories featuring the likes of BBC Broadcaster, Malcolm Muggeridge, and former Presbyterian theologians, Scott and Kimberly Hahn. Available from the CTS. Publishers: Our Sunday Visitor. Year: 2003. Price: £11.99.
ISBN: 9781931709019

The Path to Rome – Modern Journeys to the Catholic Church edited by Dwight Longenecker. A collection of English conversion stories. Contributors tell why and how they came into the Catholic Church. Published by Gracewing. Year: 2004 Price: £10.
ISBN: 0 85244 486 9

From Gangland to Promised Land by John Pridmore with Greg Watts. This is an extraordinary story documenting the grittiness of life in East End London, to finding new life in Jesus Christ. Published by xt3.com. Available from: www.xt3.com Email: info@xt3.com Year: 2004. Price: £7.95.
ISBN 0 – 9547321 – 3 – 8

Christianity: an introduction to the Catholic faith by David Albert Jones OP. Published by Family Publications, Oxford. Year: 2001. Price: £1.25.
ISBN: 1 871217 29 6

Christianity: Pure and Simple by Dwight Longenecker. Available from the CTS.  www.cts-online.org.uk/pureandsimple.htm Year: 2003. Price: £1.95 per booklet. There are five booklets in the series.
ISBN:1- 86082 - 205 - 3

Catholicism for Dummies by Rev.John Trigilio Jr. and Rev.Kenneth Brighenti. An accessible introduction to the Catholic faith. The language is very Americanised but in content it has much to merit an English and Welsh audience. Available from the CTS. Year: 2003. Price £15.50.
ISBN: 9 780764 553912

Being a Christian: what distinguishes a follower of Christ in today’s modern world? By Fr Enzo Bianco. Published by the Catholic Truth Society. Year: 2005. Price: £1.95.
ISBN: 1 86082 297 5

Living Life to the Full: an introduction to the moral and social teaching of the Catholic Church by David Albert Jones OP. Published by Family Publications. Year: 2001.
ISBN: 1 871217 35 0

The How-To Book of the Mass by Michael Dubruiel.; The Mass can be a very confusing thing for enquirers.; This gives a clear explanation of the main Mass parts. Available from the CTS. Year: 2002. Published by Our Sunday Visitor. Price: £9.99.
ISBN: 1 - 931709 - 32 - 7

The How-To Book of Catholic Devotions by Aquilina and Flaherty. A short and simple introduction into the devotional life of a Catholic. Available from the CTS. Year: 2000. Published by: Our Sunday Visitor. Price: £9.99.
ISBN: 0 - 87973 - 415 - 9

Why do Catholics genuflect? And answers to other puzzling questions about the Catholic Church by Al Kresta. Available from the CTS. Servant Publications. Year: 2001. Price:£7.95.
ISBN: 9781569552438

Discovering Prayer by Sr Marie-Laetitia. Published by the CTS. Year: 2005. Price: £1.95
ISBN: 1 86082 293 2

A Simple Prayer Book, available from the CTS. Don’t know what prayers to say? Try this. Year: 2005. Price: £1.95
ISBN 1860822592

A Catholic Prayer Book, available from the CTS. Price: £1.95. ISBN: 1860820891

The Hail Mary by Cesare Salletti, CTS. Why do Catholics say the Hail Mary prayer? This author explains why. Price: £1.95
ISBN: 186082 295 9

Apparitions of Mary available from the CTS. Price: £1.95.
ISBN: 1 86082 082 4

The Gospels – read first hand what Jesus did, said and taught. There are four Gospels;; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.; All are available from the CTS in small booklet form. Price: £1.
In order, their respective ISBN’s are: ISBN 1 86082 156 1, ISBN 1 86082 152 9, ISBN 1 86082 158 8, ISBN 1 86082 160 X

Acts of the Apostles – read how Jesus’ first followers responded to his example and teaching. Available from the CTS. Price: £1.
ISBN: 1 86082 184 7 36

Ways to Love by Charles Prince. Published by the Catholic Truth Society. Year: 2005. Price: £1.95.
ISBN: 1 86082 291 6

The Secret of Joy by Sr Marie-Laetitia. Published by the CTS. Year: 2005. Price: £1.95.
ISBN: 1 86082 292 4

General resources

The Catholic Enquiry Office runs a free information website about Catholic life and beliefs. Please see: www.life4seekers.co.uk

The Catholic Truth Society has an impressive list of small booklets about different aspects of the Catholic faith. They have recently produced a leaflet series called “Essentials”. Address: 40 – 46 Harleyford Road, London. SE11 5AY. Tel: 020 7 640 0042 Their web address is www.cts-online.org.uk