Lenten Reading List

Lent is an ideal time to contemplate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In commemoration of Ash Wednesday, we’d like to offer you our recommendations for what to read in these next 40 days.

The Incarnate Lord

A Thomistic Study in Christology

Thomas Joseph White

The Incarnate Lord considers central themes in Christology from a metaphysical perspective. Particular attention is given to the hypostatic union, the two natures of Christ, the knowledge and obedience of Jesus, the passion and death of Christ, his descent into hell, and resurrection

Jesus the Mediator

William L. Brownsberger

William L. Brownsberger offers an account of the human psychology assumed by the Second Person of the Trinity in light of its salvific significance. Instead of focusing directly on classical understandings of how salvation is accomplished, this book draws attention to the Person and human nature that soteriology must presuppose.

Jesus, Interpreted

Benedict XVI, Bart Ehrman, and the Historical Truth of the Gospels

Matthew J. Ramage

Author Matthew Ramage tackles truths at the heart of the Christian faith which have been cast into doubt by contemporary New Testament scholarship: Did God become man in Jesus, or did the first Christians make Jesus into God? Was Jesus’ resurrection a historical event, or rather a myth fabricated by the early Church? Will Jesus indeed return to earth on the last day, or was this merely the naïve expectation of ancient believers that reasonable people today ought to abandon?

Jesus Becoming Jesus Volume 1

A Theological Interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels

Jesus Becoming Jesus Volume 2

A Theological Interpretation of the Gospel of John: Prologue and the Book of Signs

Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap.

Unlike many conventional biblical commentaries, Weinandy concentrates on the theological content contained within the Gospels, resulting is a singularly unique, vibrant, and luminous close reading unlike any you’ve encountered before.

And if you’re looking for a lighter read…

Check out the inaugural novel in our Catholic Women Writer’s series, The Dry Wood by Caryll Houselander, or any of the titles in our Faith and Reason for Everyone Collection.

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