Lenten Suggested Reading List

We begin each Lent with the same goal, Each Lent, to strengthen our relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ. Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are vehicles ordained from the Church to help our efforts. Did you also know that she encourages us to increase our love for Christ and His Church through spiritual reading? When we reserve a few minutes each day to read a worthy spiritual text, we increase our understanding and knowledge of God, and our Lenten journey becomes less arduous and more inspired. Fellow OLPH friends have compiled a list of some of their favorite religious and spiritual books to assist your Lenten walk. Our prayer is that before Easter arrives, perhaps one or several of the books shared are now among your favorites as well.

Lenten Reading List

From Fellow OLPH Friends

From the Shelf of Bette McKown

  • Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent, by Fr. Richard Rohr
  • He Leadeth Me, by Fr. Walter J. Cizek
  • Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter by C.S. Lewis

From the Shelf of Joe Skora

    • He Leadeth Me by Fr. Walter Ciszek.
    • Unbound by Neal Lozano
    • Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Jacques Philippe
    • Thirsting for Prayer by Fr. Jacques Philippe
    • Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Philippe

From the Shelf of Christopher Russell

  • Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Jacques Philippe
  • Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

From the Shelf of  Zack Robinson

    • Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Jacques Philippe
    • Time for God by Fr. Jacques Philippe
    • Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis
    • Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Philippe
    • In the School of the Holy Spirit by Fr. Jacques Philippe
    • He Leadeth Me by Walter Ciszek
    • Unbound by Neal Lozano
    • Fides et Ratio by John Paul II
    • The Spirit of the Liturgy by Romano Guardini
    • The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
    • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
    • Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton

From the Shelf of Mary Brown

  • The Practice and Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
  • The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day
  • Let Us Dream by Pope Francis

From the Shelf of Jennifer Schuberth

  • Spiritual Freedom God’s Life-Changing Gift by Father Dave Pivonka.
  • Love Like a Saint Cultivating Virtue with Holy Women by Elizabeth M. Kelly
  • The Power of the Sacraments by Sister Briege McKenna
  • To Be Like Jesus Inspiration from the Gospel of Luke by Sister Ann Shields
  • What Does God Want? by Father Michael Scanlan
  • Into the Deep, Finding Peace Through Prayer by Dan Burke
  • Journey to God by Dan Burke and Fr. John Bartunek

From the Shelf of Jack Baronas

  • The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise by Cardinal Robert Sarah
  • Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Jacques Philippe

From the Shelf of Lisa Sliker

  • When God and Cancer Meet by Lynn Eib
  • Time for God by Fr. Jacques Philippe
  • Becoming a Vessel God Can Use by Donna Partow