Books by Peter Kreeft

NOTE: Don’t be swayed by the dated covers of Kreeft’s top books below. They are classics that are incredibly relevant for any serious Catholic.

On Prayer

  • The Better Part by Fr. John Bartunek
  • Prayer: Our Deepest Longing by Ronald Rolheiser
  • Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart by Jacques Philippe
  • NUNC COEPI: A Year of Prayer
  • The Great Adventure Bible
  • An Ignatian Introduction to Prayer by Fr. Timothy M. Gallagher
  • A School of Prayer: The Saints Show Us How to Pray by Pope Benedict XVI
  • Lift Up Your Heart: A 10-Day Personal Retreat with St. Francis de Sales by John Burns
  • 33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat by Michael Gaitley

On Life & Human Nature

  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
  • Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body by Pope John Paul II
  • The Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton
  • History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium by James Hitchcock

On Atheism

  • Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics by William Lane Craig
  • Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity by Trent Horn

On Religion

  • Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus by Sherry Weddell
  • Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith by Robert Barron
  • Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
  • Christianity for Modern Pagans by Peter Kreeft
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • Theology for Beginners by Frank Sheed
  • Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did by Mark Shea

On Jesus

  • The Historical Reliability of the Gospels by Craig Blomberg
  • Life of Christ by Fulton Sheen
  • The Resurrection of the Son of God by N.T. Wright
  • To Know Christ Jesus by Frank Sheed
  • Jesus of Nazareth trilogy by Pope Benedict XVI

On Culture

  • Why Catholicism Matters: How Catholic Virtues Can Reshape Society in the Twenty-First Century by Dr. William Donohue
  • The Philosophy of Tolkien: The Worldview Behind The Lord of the Rings by Peter Kreeft
  • Literary Giants, Literary Catholics by Joseph Pearce
  • Building the Free Society: Democracy, Capitalism, and Catholic Social Teaching by George Weigel
  • How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization by Thomas E. Woods