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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Matt and Mimi's Book List

Matt and Mimi’s Book List
These are what we consider our favorite books that have been so formative for us. 
Check them out, we’d love to gift you one!


Books we both love and both have read at least twice
He Leadeth Me by Fr. Walter Ciszek, SJ 
St. John Paul the Great by Jason Evert
One Beautiful Dream: The Rollicking Tale of Family Chaos, Personal Passions, and Saying Yes to Them Both by Jen Fulwiler 


Books we’ve both read (Matt, more than twice) and refer back to many times
Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
The God Ask by Steve Shadrach
The Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri Nouwen


Additional huge game-changers for Matt (read more than once and have referred back to many times)
The Soul of the Apostolate by Fr. Jean-Baptiste Chautard O.C.S.O.
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Jacques Philippe 
On Writing by Stephen King 
The Way by St. Jose Maria Escriva
Unwanted by Jay Stringer
Boys Adrift by Dr. Leonard Sax
Rome Sweet Home by Scott Hahn


Books that have concepts that we talk about all the time
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Seven Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen Covey
The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman 
Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley and David Kelley
Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Philippe
The Way of Trust and Love: A Retreat Guided by St. Therese of Lisieux by Fr. Jacques Philippe
Theology of the Body for Beginners by Christopher West 
Good to Great by Jim Collins


Fun Reads we’ve both enjoyed
When Life Gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family, Faith, and Funny People by Jeannie Gaffigan
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan


Other honorable mentions:
Something Other Than God by Jen Fulwiler 
Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and Network of Miracles by Raymond Arroyo
Show us the Father by Devin Schadt
Pointman: How a Man can Lead his Family by Steve Farrar 
The Spiritual Combat and A Treatise on Peace of Soul by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli.
With God in Russia by Fr. Walter Ciszek, SJ
The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen
Jesus: A Pilgrimage by Fr. James Martin, SJ
My Life with the Saints by Fr. James Martin, SJ
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Pat Lencioni (and really anything by Pat Lencioni)
Burst: A Story of God’s Grace when Life Falls Apart by Kevin Wells
The Priests we Need to Save the Church by Kevin Wells
Pure Manhood by Jason Evert



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