Good Books for Lent

Have you decided to intensify your spiritual life this Lent by reading something uplifting that can bring you closer to Christ? Quite a few people use the 40 days of Lent to pick up a good book that will lead them to a more intimate union with Christ, or that will help them to persevere in the spiritual life. Whatever the reason, if you are wondering what book to choose, here are a few options. 

Some of those mentioned are great for some 15-30 minutes of spiritual reading each day; others are better for your prayer time. 

Remember it’s not about sitting down and reading it all at once. Spiritual reading has its time and place, and we have to be careful to not fall into spiritual gluttony. It is necessary to read in moderation so you can process and take out spiritual benefit.

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Spiritual Reading
The Life of Christ (Fulton Sheen)
The Spiritual Combat (Lorenzo Scupoli) - Free PDF
Union with God: Letters of Spiritual Direction by Blessed Columba Marmion
Introduction to the Devout Life Francis De Sales - Free PDF
The Sermons of St. Francis de Sales on Prayer
The Sermons of St. Francis de Sales on Lent
Learning the Virtues that Lead you to God (Romano Guardini)
Christ, the Life of the Soul (Blessed Columba Marmion)
Jesus of Nazareth – Holy Week (Benedict XVI)
Humility- Wellspring of Virtue (Dietrich Von Hildebrand)
Deep Conversion Deep Prayer – Thomas Dubay
The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ – Anne Catherine Emmerich

Prayer
In Conversation With God, Lent Volume - Francis Fernandez
The Cross and the Beatitudes – Fulton J. Sheen
The Imitation of Christ (Thomas à Kempis) - Free PDF