As the modern age calls for innovation and technological breakthroughs, people nowadays can already listen to both music and books. Yes, you read it right! Audiobooks are on the rise and various companies offer subscriptions. Many publishers also adapt to this current trend, making their references available in the form of audio. In this blog post, we will list down the best Catholic Books on Audible, one of the leading providers of audiobooks. These books can transform your life as a Catholic, helping you grow in faith.
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Here are the best Catholic books on Audible you should listen to now!
Why We’re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, and Love
Written by a famed Catholic Apologist, Trent Horn, the book aims to give an explanation, defending the Catholic faith for both Catholics and non-Catholics. It contains arguments for the truth of Catholicism, drawing on both scripture and Church tradition covering a wide range of subjects, and addressing the most common objections to the Faith. The book is given praise for its clear and simple writing style and its comprehensive coverage of what the Catholic Religion believes and practices. A valuable resource for those who are curious about the Catholic faith. 5-Star!
Introduction to a Devout Life
Written by St. Francis de Sales, this spiritual guidebook is intended to help the laity, live a devout life. It offers help in developing and maintaining a strong spiritual life while living in the secular world and coping with its distractions. It covers the practice of virtue, the nature of true piety, the role of the Sacraments, and the significance of humility and detachment. Throughout the book, St. Francis de Sales highlights the importance of living a balanced life, rather than becoming overly strict in one’s devotions. This book is clear, easy to read, and practical. Truly, a classic!
The Imitation of Christ
Consistently included in my best Catholic books list, I couldn’t recommend this book enough. This devotional classic is a manual for spiritual life. It is divided into four books, each containing reflections on how to live holy, imitating the humility and self-sacrificial love of Jesus Christ. It also emphasizes the importance of detachment from worldly things and the need to focus on God. The language is straightforward and simple, making it easy to understand. This reference in the form of an audiobook remains one of the most powerful and influential.
The Priests We Need to Save the Church
Browsing through a page, I immediately added this book as one of my collections, and boy it did not disappoint! The content is powerful that it would change your perspective as a layperson in the Church. since the author, Kevin Wells is a lay himself. He enumerates the qualities of a Holy Priest basing it not only on his own experiences and encounters but also disclosing testimonies from individuals witnessing how these attributes of the priests build a holier community and society. This is a perfect audiobook for those who are discerning for priesthood.
The Beginner’s Bible Audio: Timeless Children’s Stories
The Beginner’s Bible is a famous children’s Bible featuring colorful illustrations and simple, children-friendly text. The book introduces Bible stories and characters to kids. Since it is available in an audiobook, it is much more beneficial to kids who have difficulty reading and just love to enjoy listening. It also is a practical way to present to the children rhythms and cadences of the Bible’s language, helping them to better understand and engage with the text as they grow older. A smart way to introduce your children to the Faith.
The Fourth Cup: Unveiling the Mystery of the Last Supper and the Cross
Written by the renowned Scott Hahn, a Catholic theologian, and Bible scholar. The book explores the biblical and historical background of the Last Supper and the significance of the fourth cup in the Passover meal emphasizing the Jewish roots of Christian beliefs and how the Old Testament foreshadows the New Testament. Although seems a complex matter, it was presented in a simple manner making the theological topics available and easily digestible by the listeners. Overall, a must-have for all Catholics.
Catholic Book of Prayers: Popular Catholic Prayers Arranged for Everyday Use
Praying has never been organized and easy with this audiobook. It is a compilation of traditional prayers and devotions both in Latin and English, the Church has been using such as the Lord’s Prayer, the Hail Mary, the Act of Contrition, Novenas, and Prayers to Saints. It is well-organized depending on the theme like morning and evening prayers, prayers for Sacraments, and special intentions. If you are a meditation geek, this will help you focus on your prayer life through its audio availability. A great addition to your collection!
Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith
This audiobook by the famous Catholic Theologian and Bishop, Robert Barron, presents an overview of the Catholic faith. It talks about its history, beliefs, and practices providing the faithful with a deeper understanding. It also encourages them to explore their faith journey. Divided into three main sections: Catholic Faith, Catholic Life, and Catholic Culture, it is the best introduction to Catholicism and its traditions. The language used is light making it understandable for everyone. Top rated!
United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
Published in 2006 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), this audiobook is a resource for the formation of adults in the Catholic faith. It is a comprehensive summary of the Church’s teachings and beliefs. Organized around four pillars: the Creed, the Sacraments, the Commandments, and Prayer, it also contains commentary and other additional information that is directly pertaining to the United States. An effective guide for Catholics learning more about the Faith. Helping you to have a profound understanding of the Church’s stand on everything. Listen to it now!
There you have the best Catholic books on Audible! These references offer knowledge about the teachings of the Church, providing a simple yet deep understanding of what Catholics believe.
These books in the form of audio allow for convenient listening while doing the usual work. Indeed, a smart way to get to know more about the Catholic faith.