Books That Inspire

Books That Inspire

Parish Reading Program

Enrich your parish community while celebrating your Catholic identity.

The Loyola Press One Book, One Parish reading program is an affordable and effective reading program for Catholic parishes to enhance parish life by sharing high-quality spiritual books and encouraging community-building. Our easy-to-use reading and discussion guides promote parish engagement and empower your community to share and live the Catholic faith.

 Busy Lives
 

Busy Lives & Restless Souls

Becky Eldredge

A young, busy woman offers a fresh Ignatian perspective on how to satisfy our restlessness within by making space for prayer in the midst of a demanding life.


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 The Joy of Discipleship
 

The Joy of Discipleship

Pope Francis

Reflections from Pope Francis on what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus, and how discipleship can frame and form our everyday lives as Christians. Click here to download the discussion guide for The Joy of Discipleship.


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Positively Catholic

Michael Leach

For anyone looking for reasons to be positive about, and encouraged by, the Catholic faith, Positively Catholic provides inspiring ideas that will lead them a strong engagement with and participation in their faith.


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Mercy in the City

Kerry Weber

A young, single woman lives a “regular” life amid the daily pressures of New York City while also living a life devoted to service and practicing real works of mercy in a meaningful manner.

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7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness

Joe Paprocki

Through his warm writing style and non-dogmatic approach, best-selling author Joe Paprocki provides a prescription for spiritual health based on the rich wisdom of Catholic Tradition that is eminently accessible to non-Catholics and “seekers” as well.

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Living the Mass

Fr. Dominic Grassi and Joe Paprocki

Living the Mass incites passion for and a greater understanding of the sacred two-thousand-year-old celebration that charges us to go forth and transform our world.

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Available in Spanish!

 
 

A Friendship Like No Other

William A. Barry, SJ

Grounded in biblical tradition and with a clear focus on Ignatian spirituality, this book offers a fresh, heart-changing approach to living fully in the freedom of the divine embrace.

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A Well-Built Faith

Joe Paprocki

A Well-Built Faith—cleverly developed around a construction theme—makes it easy and flat-out fun for any Catholic to know what they believe and to feel confident in sharing those beliefs with others.

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Available in Spanish!

A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer

Jim Manney

In A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer, Jim Manney introduces Christians to a 500-year-old form of prayer that dramatically altered the way he prays and the way he “sees” life. The prayer is the examen.

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Available in Spanish!

My Life with the Saints 10th Anniversary

My Life with the Saints (10th Anniversary Edition)

James Martin, SJ

This best-selling memoir of spiritual self-discovery is an homage to the Catholic saints who have accompanied Fr. Martin throughout his life.

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Available in Spanish!