Books and Websites I’ve Latched Onto

27 Feb

The Catholicism Answerbook – the first Catholic Book I read. It’s pretty much “Catholicism for Dummies” but that was probably too crude of a name option for the publisher. It’s simple and direct. It follows a question-and-answer format so it’s really easy to find the topics that you want to read about. I’m actually planning on buying a couple copies for when I tell my (very anti-Catholic) family that I’ve joined the Church.

Loyola Press Three Minute Retreats – I. Love. These. Go to the site and go through one of the retreats. I started reading through them before I was even considering conversion. They’re kind of in powerpoint format (and they’re free, so I REALLY love them), and you click through the slides. These retreats are a beautiful reminder of the grace and peace of Christ. They’re absolutely beautiful.

Mother Angelica’s Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality – My sponsor gave me this book as a gift. I’m only about halfway through it (I only got it two weeks ago and I had to write an American Lit. Paper AND do a research project on economic theories!), but it’s a great book. Mother Angelica is one of those people who is truly not afraid of frankness. She’s a real person. She has struggles just like we all do. But she has the God-given ability to turn her struggles into very applicable lessons. I like this book because unlike the majority of Christian books I’ve read, I feel like I can actually practice the things she teaches.

This Blog Post (12 Reasons I Joined the Catholic Church) – these are the words that made me decide to convert. I go back and read this post every once in a while because it really lays out the foundational differences between what I used to believe and what I now know to be true.

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6 Responses to “Books and Websites I’ve Latched Onto”

  1. SR February 27, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Glad to see you have found so much help. One thing about being Catholic it has a world of information out there. I did a post today to kind of touch on what you wrote about yesterday, to show you how I was helped. I will be doing these in the next week, to help you through some of your questions. Please feel free to ask anything on them you want. God Bless and have been praying for you. I am so glad God brought us together. SR

    • elliejaneohara February 27, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

      Me too! I feel like every day I find a new friend, or book, or teaching that is a part of this process. God has been so good to put people in my life to answer my questions, pray for me, and shower me with Jesus’ love. I’m very glad that you’re one of those people! Looking forward to reading your post!

      • nightmaresofjesus February 28, 2013 at 12:07 am #

        Thanks for the follow! Looking forward to checking out your blog as well! Cheers!

      • elliejaneohara February 28, 2013 at 1:00 am #

        You are welcome! I came across your blog by accident, but every post of yours that I looked through portrayed the environment that I grew up in…sickening, isn’t it?

  2. Lyn February 28, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    Blessings! I’m blogging about some of these differences as well, I look forward to reading more of your thoughts. I’d love to read those 12 reasons, but for some reason, your link doesn’t work. God bless, Lyn

    • elliejaneohara February 28, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

      Thanks for letting me know! I think it’s fixed now!

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