Books to Check Out:
- St. John Paul the Great: His Five Loves, by Jason Evert
- Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism, by Scott & Kimberly Hahn
- The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis
- Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box, by The Arbinger Institute (*recommended by ESS Speaker John Oberg)
- Letters to a Young Catholic, by George Weigel
- The Lamb’s Supper, by Scott Hahn (*recommended by ESS Speaker Jeff Schiefelbein)
- Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis
- Jesus of Nazareth, by Pope Benedict XVI
- Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux
- The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (*recommended by ESS Speaker Jeff Schiefelbein)
- The Dream Manager, by Matthew Kelly (*recommended by ESS Speaker Jeff Schiefelbein)
- The Faith Explained, by Leo Trese
- Mary, the Mother of Jesus, by Franz William
- Theology of the Body for Beginners, by Christopher West
- Virtuous Leadership: An Agenda for Personal Excellence, by Alexandre Havard
Online Blogs & Publications:
- Word on Fire – Great resource with articles, podcasts, etc. by Bishop Robert Barron
- Reviving Catholic Teachings in Business – Written by Tim Busch, featured in Forbes Magazine
- 10 Ways to Live Your Faith at Work, by Kevin Lowry
- Dating God – Fr. Daniel Horan’s blog is based on the understanding relationship of prayer as Dating God in the everyday and ordinary experiences of the world.
- Verily Magazine -A fashion and lifestyle publication with a mission to empower and inspire women to be the best versions of themselves.
- Whispers in the Loggia – Rocco Palmo emerges as a powerful voice demonstrating how young Catholics are utilizing the Internet to add transparency and commentary to the Church.
- Chastity Project – Chastity Project is a ministry of Jason and Crystalina Evert that promotes the virtue of chastity through seminars, resources, clubs, and social media.
- Catholic Playlist -The Catholic Playlist is a weekly podcast and radio show that plays the best and newest CCM music from Catholic artists only.
- Ave Maria Radio-Ave Maria Radio is a national supplier of Catholic Radio Programming. Listen live to Catholic radio on
- Relevant Radio – Round-the-clock programming that strengthens families, explains Catholic teachings, provides guidance, and inspires all who champion His Church.
- Catholic Answers – Catholic Answers is the largest Catholic apologetics and evangelization organization in North America.
- Laudate – Resource for daily Mass readings, prayers, Saint of the Day bios, and more! (Free) Apple and Android, Kindle Fire
- Mea Culpe – This useful app helps you go through a list of sins and how they change your spiritual life.
- iPieta – This app is loaded with liturgical, catechetical and spiritual resources. ($.99) Full version in iOS. Android version is split up into several lite apps.
- The Pope App – Browse photo galleries of recent General Audiences and Papal events, watch video clips of the Pope’s addresses, read transcripts of his speeches, and watch live streaming video. iOS, Android
- iBreviary – App for the breviary, the book used to pray the Liturgy of the Hours.(Free) iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Black Berry 5, Webapp
- Truth & Life – Contains the Revised Standard Version of the Bible with audio that includes music, sound effects, and actors. iOS, Android, Kindle, Nook*, PC
- Catholic Mega App – An all-in-one app that lists all the Catholic websites, blogs, podcasts, liturgical books and prayers that you could want on your mobile device. (Free) iOS and Android.
- Catholic Droid – Basic app with the Bible, rosary, an examination of conscience, prayers, and other resources. (Free) Android.
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