Fr. Ryan’s Recommended Reading


  1. The Spirit of the Liturgy by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
  2. The Lamb's Supper by Scott Hahn
  3. How Christ Said the First Mass by Fr. James Meagher D.D.
  4. Sacraments in Scripture by Tim Gray
  5. Marriage: The Rock on Which the Family is Built by William May
  6. Called to Communion by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

Church History:

  1. Church History Volume 1 by Everett Ferguson
  2. Seven Lies About Catholic History by Diane Moczar
  3. The First Thousand Years by Robert Louis Wilken
  4. The Church Under Attack: Five Hundred Years That Split the Church and Scattered the Flock by Diane Moczar
  5. Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know by Diane Moczar

Spiritual Reading:

  1. Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Philippe
  2. The Fulfillment of All Desire by Ralph Martin
  3. Story of the Soul by St. Therese
  4. Confessions by St. Augustine
  5. Mission of the Messiah by Dr. Tim Gray
  6. The Discernment of Spirits by Fr. Tim Gallagher
  7. The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila
  8. Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila

The Old Testament:

  1. Encountering the Old Testament by Arnold Beyer
  2. Encountering the Book of Psalms by C. Hassell Bullock


  1. The Rational Bible by Dennis Prager
  2. Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture from Baker Academic Publishing Group
  3. The Word of the Lord: Reflections on Sunday Mass Readings by John Bergsma

Other Topics:

  1. What Catholics Need to Know About Islam by William Kilpatrick
  2. Reasons to Believe by Scott Hahn
  3. Hard Sayings by Trent Horn
  4. Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body by John Paul II
  5. Why We’re Catholic by Trent Horn
  6. The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
  7. Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankel
  8. False Mercy: Recent Heresies Distorting Catholic Truth by Christopher Malloy
  9. Counterfeit Christs by Trent Horn
  10. Contemplating the Trinity by Raniero Cantalamessa OFM CAP