Official Reading List


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Below lies the official Legio Christi watching list, consisting of 3 sections. General section for socio-political, pro-traditionalist, anti-modernist books, and Catholic/Orthodox/Other sections that are more centred around theology, spirituality and Christian lifestyle.

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1.   General Section

2.   Catholic Section

3.   Orthodox Section

4.   Other Section

5.   Apologetics and Evangelism



GENERAL SECTION


"The Hobbit" - JRR Tolkien

"Lord of the Rings" - JRR Tolkien

"Silmarillion" - JRR Tolkien

"Demons" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"The Brothers Karamazov" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"The Idiot" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"Crime and Punishment" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"On Jews and their lies" - Martin Luther

"Youth of the Apocalypse"

"NIHILISM : The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age" - Fr. Seraphim Rose

"After Virtue" - Alasdair McIntyre

"Out of the Silent Planet" and "Perelandra" by C.S. Lewis

The Babylonian Talmud

"Goodbye, Good Men" series (Catholic) - Michael S. Rose

“The Hollow Men: Politics and Corruption in Higher Education” - Charles J. Sykes

“Patriarchia” Sir Robert Filmer

“Essay on the Generative Principle of Political Constitutions” - Joseph de Maistre

“Considerations on France” - Joseph de Maistre

“Study on Sovereignty” - Joseph de Maistre

“The St. Petersburg Dialogues” - Joseph de Maistre

“Enlightenment on Sacrifices” - Joseph de Maistre

“The Gulag Archipelago, 1918–1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation” - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

“War In Heaven” - Charles Walter Stansby Williams

“Many Dimensions” - Charles Walter Stansby Williams

“Descent Into Hell” - Charles Walter Stansby Williams

“All Hallow’s Eve” - Charles Walter Stansby Williams

“Shadows of Ecstasy” - Charles Walter Stansby Williams

“The Greater Trumps” - Charles Walter Stansby Williams

“The Place of the Lion” - Charles Walter Stansby Williams

“Taliessin Through Logres - Charles Walter Stansby Williams

"The Region of the Summer Stars" - Charles Walter Stansby Williams

"Arthurian Torso” - Charles Walter Stansby Williams

“That Hideous Strength”, - C.S. Lewis

“A Case of Conscience” - James Blish

“The Secret Glory” - Arthur Machen

“The Art of Worldly Wisdom” - Balthasar Gracian

“The Iliad”, “Odyssey” - Homer

“Republic” - Plato

“The Conservative Mind” - Russell Kirk


HISTORY


Warning to the West - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

A World Split Apart - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

200 Years Together - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The Cancer Ward - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Storm of Steel - Ernst Jünger

How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization - Thomas E. Woods Jr.

Dollfuss: An Austrian Patriot - Fr. Johannes Messner

Libido Dominandi: Sexual Liberation & Political Control - E. Michael Jones

"The Black Book of Communism - Crimes, Terror, Repression"

"The Transparent Cabal - The Neoconservative Agenda, War in the Middle East, and the National Interest of Israel" - Stephen J. Sniegoski

"The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" - John J. Mearsheimer & Stephen M. Walt

"The Secret Behind Communism" - Dr. David Duke

"Marx & Satan" - Richard Wurmbrand

"The Last Days of the Romanovs - How Tsar Nicholas II and Russia's Imperial Family Were Murdered" - Robert Wilton

"Voluptuous Panic - The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin" - Mel Gordon |EXTREMELY GRAPHIC|

"The Sodomitic Reputation of Weimar Berlin" - Gregory Woods

"Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider" - Peter Gay

"Lustmord and Loving the Other: A History of Sexual Murder in Modern Germany and Austria (1873-1932)" - Amber Aragon-Yoshida

"The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit and its Impact on World History" - E. Michael Jones

What Famous people said about the Jews

"The Green Book" - Muammar Al Qathafi

"Galileo - Victim or Villain?" - Jason Winschel

"Fascism: 100 Questions Asked and Answered" - Sir Oswald Mosley

"For My Legionaires" - Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

"The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in 20th Century Intellectual Political Movements" - Kevin MacDonald

"Understanding Jewish Influence I - III" - Kevin MacDonald

"The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit" - E. Michael Jones

"The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise" - Darío Fernández-Morera



CATHOLIC SECTION


INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLICISM, CATECHESIS, APOLOGETICS, AND THEOLOGY


Douay-Rheims Bible

Catechism of the Catholic Church

"Summa Theologica" (Specifically Parts 1, 2.2, 3) – Thomas Aquinas

Popes against modern errors : 16 papal documents

"The Everlasting Man" - GK Chesterton

"Heretics" - GK Chesterton

"Orthodoxy" - GK Chesterton

"The Creed in Slow Motion" - Ronald Knox

"The Belief of Catholics" - Ronald Knox

"Theology for Beginners" - Francis Sheed

"Theology and Sanity" - Francis Sheed

"Apologetics and Catholic Doctrine" - Michael Sheehan

"How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization" - Thomas E Woods

"Catholicism and Fundamentalism" - Karl Keating

"Handbook of Catholic Apologetics“ - Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli

The Works of St. Anselm

"On the Incarnation“ - St. Athanasius

“Defense Against the Arians“ - St. Athanasius

"The Consolation of Philosophy“ - Boethius

“Pensees“ - Pascal

"Apologia Pro Vita Sua“ - John Henry Newman

"The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism" - Edward Feser

"A Summa of the Summa" - Peter Kreeft


CATHOLIC SPIRITUAL LIFE, MYSTICISM, AND FURTHER STUDY


"Religious Vocation: An Unnecessary Mystery" - Richard Butler

"Lives of the Saints" - Richard Butler

"True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary" - Louis de Montfort

"The Secrets of the Rosary" - St. Louis de Montfort

"The Screwtape Letters" - CS Lewis

"The Spear" - Louis de Wohl

"The Quiet Light" - Louis de Wohl

"Imitation of Christ" - Thomas a Kempis

"Advanced Spirituality" - Thomas a Kempis

"How the Reformation Happened" - Hilaire Belloc

"The Crusades" - Hilaire Belloc

"Introduction to the Devout Life" - St. Francis de Sales

"Treatise on the Love of God" - St. Francis de Sales

"The Dialogue" - St. Catherine of Siena

The Works of St. Alphonsus Liguori

"The Life of St. Dominic" - Bede Jarrett

"Hail Holy Queen" - Scott Hahn

"Butler's Lives of the Saints" - Alban Butler

"Fabiola" - Nicholas Wiseman

"Jesus of Nazareth" - Joseph Ratzinger

"The Plot Against the Church" - Maurice Pinay

"Liturgical Time Bombs in Vatican II" - Michael Davies

The Three ages of the Interior Life - Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange

Revolution and Counterrevolution - Plinio Correia de Oliveira

"City of God“ - St.Augustine

"The Confessions“ - St.Augustine

"The Seven Storey Mountain" - Thomas Merton

"The Formation of Christendom" - Christopher Dawson

"The Dividing of Christendom" - Christopher Dawson

"History of the Catholic Church“ - James Hitchcock

"The Divine Comedy" - Dante Alighieri

The Works of Flannery O'Connor

"The Power and the Glory" - Graham Greene

"Diary of a Country Priest" - Georges Bernanos

"The Moviegoer" - Walker Percy

"Lancelot" - Walker Percy

"The Book of the New Sun“ - Gene Wolfe

"Brideshead Revisited" - Evelyn Waugh

"The Canterbury Tales“ - Chaucer

"The Dark Night of the Soul“ - St. John of the Cross

"The Interior Castle" - St. Teresa of Avila

"Revelations of Divine Love" - Julian of Norwich

"New Seeds of Contemplation" - Thomas Merton

"No Man is an Island" - Thomas Merton

"To Save You" - Jorge Loring - [ES]

"Pour qu'il règne" [ES] - Jean Ousset.

Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler - Mark Riebling - [Overview]

"Father Brown" series - G.K. Chesterton



ORTHODOX SECTION


LITURGY AND PRAYER


A Spiritual Psalter Or Reflections on God (Saint Ephraim the Syrian) (compiled by Saint Theophan the Recluse)

Prayer Book, from Holy Trinity Monastery (Jordanville).

The All Night Vigil for Choir and Laity, from Holy Trinity Monastery (Jordanville).

The Divine Liturgy for Choir and Laity, from Holy Trinity Monastery (Jordanville). Campbell, Laurence (tran.)

A Psalter for Prayer. (Ed. David James)

A Manual of the Orthodox Church’s Divine Services. Dimitry Sokolof.

Menaion of the Orthodox Church. (trans. Isaac E. Lambertson), 12 volumes.

On the Apostolic Tradition, Hippolytus (trans. Alistair Stewart)

On the Divine Liturgy, Saint Germanus of Constantinople.

The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, Saint Dionysius the Areopagite.

Mystagogia, Saint Maximos the Confessor.

Offering the Lamb. Reflections on the Western Rite Mass in the Orthodox Church. Fr. Michael D. Keiser.

The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church. Vladimir Lossky

The Prologue from Ochrid. St. Nikolai Velimirovich

The Unabbreviated Horologion or Book of the Hours. Holy Trinity Monastery


CATECHISM AND INTRODUCTION TO ORTHODOXY


Orthodox Dogmatic Theology: A Concise Exposition. Michael Pomazansky, trans. Seraphim Rose.

The Longer Catechism of the Orthodox, Catholic, Eastern Church, St. Philaret of Moscow.

These Truths We Hold, a monk of St. Tikhon’s Monastery.

The Life of Moses, Saint Gregory of Nyssa.

An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith, by St. John Damascene.

The Truth of Our Faith, Elder Cleopa (Ilie)

The Truth of Our Faith II: On the Christian Mysteries, Elder Cleopa (Ilie)

God’s Revelation to the Human Heart, Fr. Seraphim Rose

Indication of the Way into the Kingdom of Heaven: An Introduction to Christian Life, St. Innocent of Alaska.

Orthodox Spirituality: A Brief Introduction. Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos.

The Law of God. Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy.

The Church is One. Alexis Khomakiov.

The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church. Vladimir Lossky.

The Bible and the Holy Fathers for Orthodox: Daily Scripture Readings and Commentary for Orthodox Christians. Johanna Manley.

Ultimate Things: An Orthodox Christian Perspective on the End Times. Dennis Eugene Engleman.

The Papacy: its Historic Origin and Primitive Relations with the Eastern Churches. Abbe Guettee.

On the Apostolic Preaching. Saint Irenaeus of Lyons.

Catholic Orthodoxy and Anglo-Catholicism. J.J. Overbeck

A Plain View of the Claims of the Orthodox Catholic Church As Opposed To All Other Christian Denominations. J.J. Overbeck.

Preaching Another Christ: An Orthodox View of Evangelicalism. Saint Theophan the Recluse.

"The Mystery of Faith" - Hegumen Hilarion Alfeyev

Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives. Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

With Faith and Love for Contemporary Man. St. Paisios of Mt. Athos


ORTHODOX LIFESTYLE AND FURTHER STUDY


The Sayings of the Desert Fathers

Everyday Saints. Archiamandrite Tikhon Shevukhnov

Children in the Church Today: An Orthodox Perspective. Sister Magdalen.

On Marriage and Family Life. Saint John Chrysostom.

Raising Them Right: A Saint’s Advice on Raising Children. Saint Theophan the Recluse.

My Life In Christ: The Spiritual Journals of Saint John of Kronstadt. (2 Volumes)

Shepherd of Souls: The Life and Teachings of Elder Cleopa, Master of Inner Prayer and Spiritual Father of Romania. Archimandrite Ioanichie (Balan)

The Life and Writings of Blessed Justin Popovich.

The Pilgrim’s Tale / The Pilgrim’s Way.

Turning the Heart to God. Saint Theophan the Recluse.

The Spiritual Life and How To Be Attuned to It. Saint Theophan the Recluse.

Kindling the Divine Spark: Teachings On How To Preserve Spiritual Zeal. Saint Theophan the Recluse.

The Joy of the Holy: Saint Seraphim of Sarov and Orthodox Spiritual Life. Harry Boosalis.

Mystagogy of the Holy Spirit (Saint Photios the Great) trans. Joseph Farrell

On the Mystical Life. Saint Symeon the New Theologian (3 volumes.)

On the Incarnation. Saint Athanasius the Great.

On the Holy Spirit. Saint Basil the Great.

Unseen Warfare. Saint Nikodemus of the Holy Mountain.

The Ladder of Divine Ascent. Saint John Climacus.

On the Church. Saint Cyprian of Carthage (2 volumes)

The Way of The Pilgrim. Anonymous

Instructions For The Immortal: Or What To Do If You Still Die. Fr. Daniel Sysoev.

Everyday Saints and Other Stories. Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov).

The Soul After Death. Fr. Seraphim Rose.

How Our Departed Ones Live: The Experience of the Orthodox Church. Monk Mitrophan.

Depression: A Spiritual Guide. Archimandrite Spyridon Logothetis.

St. Tikhon of Moscow Instructions & Teachings For the American Orthodox Faithful (1898-1907). Trans. David Ford & Alex Maximov.

Father George Calciu: Interviews, Homilies, and Talks. Fr. George Calciu.

The Path to Salvation - A Manual of Spiritual Transformation. St. Theophan the Recluse.

Conferences & Institutes. St. John Cassian.

The Celestial Hierarchy. Saint Dionysius the Areopagite.

Exploring the Inner Universe. Archimandrite Roman Braga.

On the Way of Faith: Faith, Freedom, and Love. Archimandrite Roman Braga.

The Experience of God: Orthodox Dogmatic Theology. Fr. Dumitru Staniloae. (6 volumes)

Prayer and Holiness: The Icon of Man Renewed In God. Fr. Dumitru Staniloae.

The Victory of the Cross. Fr. Dumitru Staniloae.

Theology and the Church. Fr. Dumitru Staniloae.

Orthodox Spirituality: A Practical Guide For the Faithful, and a Definitive Guide for the Scholar. Fr. Dumitru Staniloae.

The Rule of St. Benedict


OTHERTODOX


Orthodox Study Bible

Byzantium. Philip Sherard

The Great Lives of the Saints. St. Dmitri of Rostov (12 vol.)

The Gurus, the Young Man, and Elder Paisios. Dionysios Farasiotis

Christ the Eternal Tao. Hieromonk Damascene
Lectures on the book - [1] - [2] - [3]

The Great Divorce. C. S. Lewis

Papacy. Réné-Francois Guettée



OTHER


COPTIC SECTION


Coptic Synaxarium - Coptic Orthodox Church


REFORMED SECTION


Systematic Theology - Robert Lewis Dabney

Christian Apologetics - Cornelius Van Til

The Institutes of Biblical Law - R J Rushdoony

Religion, Reason, and Revelation - Gordon Clark



APOLOGETICS AND EVANGELISM


Chart of Historical Christological Early Heresies

I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist - Norman L. Geisler, Frank Turek

Stealing from God - Frank Turek

Cold Case Christianity - J. Warner Wallace - [Lecture]

Mere Christianity - C. S. Lewis

Handbook of Christian Apologetics - Peter Kreeft, Ronald K. Tacelli

Who Moved the Stone? - Frank Morison

Tactics - Gregory Koukl

Is God a Moral Monster? - Paul Copan - [Lecture]

On Guard - William Lane Craig

God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? - John Lennox

Gunning for God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target - John Lennox

No More Christian Nice Guy: When Being Nice--Instead of Good--Hurts Men, Women and Children - Paul Coughlin, Laura Schlessinger

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospel as Eyewitness Testimony - Richard Bauckham

Case for the Resurrection of Jesus - Gary Habermas,
Michael R. Licona

The Uniqueness of Jesus Christ Among the Major World Religions - Gary Habermas

Evidence for the Historical Jesus: Is the Jesus of History the Christ of Faith? - Gary Habermas

The Question That Never Goes Away: What Is God Up to in a World of Such Tragedy and Pain? - Philip Yancey

Why God Won't Go Away: Engaging With the New Atheism - Alister McGrath

Destroyer of the gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World - Larry W. Hurtado

How to Defend Your Faith without Raising Your Voice - Austen Ivereigh & Kathryn Jean Lopez

The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul's Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World - Paul Copan, Kenneth D. Litwak

That's Just Your Interpretation: Responding to Skeptics Who Challenge Your Faith - Paul Copan

True for You, But Not for Me: Overcoming Objections to Christian Faith - Paul Copan

Did God Really Command Genocide?: Coming to Terms with the Justice of God - Paul Copan, Matt Flannagan
When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics - Paul Copan

Contending with Christianity's Critics: Answering New Atheists and Other Objectors - Paul Copan, William Lane Craig

Holy War in the Bible: Christian Morality and an Old Testament Problem - Heath A. Thomas, Jeremy A. Evans, Paul Copan

Seeds of the Word: Finding God in the Culture - Bishop Robert Barron

The Survival Guide for Christians on Campus. How to Be Students and Disciples at the Same Time - Tony Campolo,William Willimon

Connecting Like Jesus: Practices for Healing, Teaching, and Preaching - Tony Campolo, Mary Albert Darling

Contradictions in the Bible - [1] - [2] - [3]