Someone asked me the other day what books I have on my nightstand. Seems like a good topic for a quick post, doesn’t require much thought, just have to remember what’s there. Hmmm…well, I’ve only got about half an hour before I have to leave the coffee shop, so I’ll have to give an abbreviated list. ;)
First, the Bibles.
- A paperback copy of the Tanakh (Torah, Nevi’im, Ketuvim, Jewish Publication Society),
- NAB (paperbacks and the illustrated leather edition that I got for $5 from an outlet),
- New Testament, Confraternity edition,
- the RSV CE (Ignatius Catholic Edition, leather, zipper),
- RSV SCE (Second Catholic Edition, leather),
- RSV SCE NT and Psalms (Ignatius SCE, leather),
- RSV (given to me when I was a kid in the Methodist church).
And now for the other books. Oy. Well, here goes.
- St. Faustina’s diary, Divine Mercy In My Soul
- Several titles by Scott Hahn (A Father Who Keeps His Promises; Hail, Holy Queen; Reasons to Believe; Lord, Have Mercy; Letter and Spirit).
- Titles by Pope Benedict/Cardinal Ratzinger (Spirit of the Liturgy; Introduction to Christianity; Truth and Tolerance; Jesus of Nazareth).
- Titles by Fr. Reginald Garrigou-LaGrange (The Three Ages of the Interior Life, 2 volumes; The Three Ways of the Spiritual Life, out of print but available now as The Three Conversions in the Spiritual Life; The Mother of Our Savior and Our Interior Life; Predestination; Providence; Life Everlasting; Our Savior and His Love For Us; Christian Perfection and Contemplation).
- Thomas Dubay’s The Fire Within.
- Francis Fernandez’s In Conversation with God, Vol 2, Lent and Eastertide.
- Titles by St. Louis de Montfort (Preparation for Total Consecration; Secret of the Rosary; Secret of Mary; The Love of the Eternal Wisdom).
- Luis M. Martinez’s The Sanctifier.
That took longer than I thought it would…and that’s not a complete list. Just wait til I list the books I’m carrying with me in my car! Heh. ;)
Update, May 15: I added the links today. I’ve been building my library for years so some of these titles are out-of-print; but you might find copies at Catholic bookstores or online.