Need some reading material for Lent? Fr. Lappe has compiled a list of resources to help you grow in your Spiritual life not only during the Lenten Season, but after as well. Also, check out our Lighthouse Catholic Media booth in the church vestibule for books, CDs and little booklets. In order to keep providing these materials, we ask for a donation of $3/booklet; $4/CD; $5/book.

Books for Healing


Books with Specific Help for Growing in Chastity

  • Theology of the Body for Beginners: Rediscovering the Meaning of Life, Love, Sex, and Gender – By Christopher West
  • Theology of the Body In One Hour – By Jason Evert

Books to Help us Learn to Pray and Grow in Spiritual Life

Fulfillment of All Desire

By Ralph Martin

A very thorough and readable introduction to the spiritual life.

Drawing upon the teaching of seven Spiritual Doctors of the Church, Ralph Martin presents an in-depth study of the journey to God. This book provides encouragement and direction for the pilgrim who desires to know, love, and serve our Lord.

Forty Weeks: An Ignatian Path to Christ with Sacred Story Prayer

By Fr. William Watson

Based on the spiritual practices of St. Ignatius of Loyola, this is a longer, but more thorough, way to develop a serious life of prayer.

  • Learn how to encounter the Lord of Mercy daily
  • Fruitfully engage Sacramental Reconciliation regularly
  • Develop the art of spiritual discernment

I Believe in Love: A Personal Retreat Based on the Teaching of St. Therese of Lisieux

By Fr. Jean D’Elbee

Inspiring reflections on humility and being childlike. It’s perfect as a personal retreat when you have only a few moments to spare each day – and for spiritual reading anytime and anywhere. Learn how you can have confidence in God, not in spite of your sufferings, but because of them!

He Leadeth Me

By Fr. Walter Ciszek

Good book on living in God’s will.
Follow the deeply personal story of Jesuit Father Walter J. Ciszek during his 23 years as a Soviet prisoner where he recalls how only through an utter reliance on God’s will that he managed to endure.

Prayer Primer: Igniting a Fire Within

By Fr. Thomas Dubay S.M.

Fr. Thomas Dubay, a renowned teacher and writer on prayer and the spiritual life, presents a simple, profound and practical book on the most important of all human activities, communion with God.

Fire Within

By Fr. Thomas Dubay S.M.

This book is somewhat more advanced.
Focuses on the teachings on prayer from two great doctors of the Church–St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila–and the teaching of Sacred Scripture.

Short books by Fr. Jacques Phillipe:

  • Searching for and Maintaining Peace
  • Interior Freedom
  • The Eight Doors of the Kingdom: Meditations on the Beatitudes
  • Time for God
  • Thirsting for Prayer
  • In the School of the Holy Spirit

Lighthouse Catholic Media

Located in the church vestibule, you can purchase these books for $5.00/book

Not what you’re looking for?
Visit to see their full list of books you can purchase online. OR feel free to make a suggestion by contacting the Parish Office.

Books on Marriage

How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love

By Gregory and Lisa Popcak

Acclaimed author and psychotherapist Gregory Popcak shows you how to heal the hurt in your marriage and develop the crucial habits necessary to resolve conflicts, renew the love you once had, and discover the passion you always wanted.

For Better Forever: Revised and Expanded Edition

By Gregory and Lisa Popcak

A Catholic guide to Lifelong Marriage. Learn the secrets of a “for better, forever” marriage, whether you are a newlywed or have been married for years.

Books on Parenting

The Temperament God Gave Your Kids: Motivate Discipline, and Love Your Children

By Art and Laraine Bennett

Art and Laraine Bennett provide an accessible synthesis of classical wisdom, modern counseling, science, Catholic spirituality, and wonderful storytelling to the four basic temperaments that serve as the foundation of one’s personality and approach to life.

Parenting With Grace

By Gregory and Lisa Popcak

The Catholic Parents’ Guide to Raising (almost) Perfect Kids. This guidebook provides practical advice through a combination of orthodox theology with contemporary psychology along with plenty of good humor.

Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Raising Sexually Whole and Holy Kids

By Gregory and Lisa Popcak

Greg and Lisa Popcak empower you with the tools needed to move well beyond The Talk by offering a comprehensive guide to raising sexually whole and holy children.


Restore the Glory – with Dr. Bob Schuchts and Jake Khym M.A.
– Lots of good info on personal healing
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Ask Christopher West – with Christopher and Wendy West
– Good info on Theology of the Body
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The Bible in a Year – with Fr. Mike Schmitz

Abiding Together – with Heather Khym, Mechelle Benzinger, and Sr. Miriam Heidland
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Youtube Channels (Waste your time productively)

Ascension Presents

Different Speakers on all topics.

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Bishop Robert Barron

Intellectual and spiritual formation on various topics.

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Real Life Catholic

Short talks on lots of topics.

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  • A helpful accountability system for all your devices to protect you and your family

The Chastity Project –

  • Great videos on variety of topics to help form our Christian view of sexuality