One Hundred Great Catholic Books

From the Early Centuries to the Present

by Don Brophy ’56 (BlueBridge)

one_hundred_great.jpgRestricting himself to books of interest to general readers, the author provides insightful 300-word summaries of works by such Catholic authors as the Desert Fathers, Augustine, Chaucer, Teresa of Avila, Thomas Merton, Graham Greene, J.R.R. Tolkien, Annie Dillard, Alasdair MacIntyre, Andre Dubus and Edith Stein. These books, as the author says, “take us into another realm, into mystery.”

A former editor at Paulist Press, Brophy is also the author of The Story of Catholics in America.

(January 2008)