The Catholic University of America

The Bookshelf


Almost Grown: Launching Your Child From High School to College
Patricia Pasick
W.W. Norton and Company, 1998

Countdown to College: Preparing Your Student for Success in the Collegiate Universe
Shawn Anderson
Blue Bird Publishing, 1997

How to Survive Your Child's College Education: From Application to Graduation
Donald Baack
Citadel Press, 1997

Let the Journey Begin: A Parents' Monthly Guide to the College Experience
Jacqueline Kieran MacKay and Wanda Johnson Ingram
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002

Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years, 4th Edition
Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger

Millennials Go To College
Neil Howe and William Strauss
American Association of Collegiate Registrars, 2007

When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parent's Survival Guide
Carol Barkin
Avon Books, 1999

You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years
Marjorie Savage



College101: A First Year Reader
John Lawry
McGraw-Hill, 1998

How to Get a Good Degree: Making the Most of Your Time at the University
Phillip Race
Open University Press, 1999

Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds
Richard J. Light
Harvard University Press, 2001

101 Things a College Girl Should Know, From a Big Sister Who's Been There
Stephanie Edwards
Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1996

101 Things a College Guy Should Know
Stephanie Edwards
Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1998

Reaching Your Full Potential: Success in College and Life
Willie Brown
Prentice Hall, 1998

Ready for College: Doing Laundry, Writing Papers, Keeping Your Faith, Passing Exams, Avoiding Alcohol, Making Friends, Going on Dates…
Michael Pennock
Ave Maria Press, 1997

Right From the Start: Taking Charge of Your College Success, 4th Edition
Robert Holkeboer and Laurie Walker
Wadsworth Publishing, 2003

TakeControl on Your Student Loan Debt, 2nd Edition
Robin Leonard and Shae Irving
Nolo Press, 2001

The Art of Academic Finesse: How Ordinary Students Achieve Extraordinary Grades
Eric Evans
Hohm Press, 1998

The Consumer Student: Being Your Best at College and Life
Carl Wahlstrom and Brian Williams
Wadsworth Publishing, 1997

The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behavior During the University Years
Steven Garber
Intervarsity Press, 1997

The Guerilla Guide to Mastering Student Loan Debt
Anne Stockwell
Harper Collings Publishers, 1997



Awakening Your Soul to the Presence of God: How to Walk With Him Daily and Dwell in Friendship With Him Forever
Kilian Healy
Sophia Institute Press - 1999

A Good News Spirituality
John Burke
Paulist Press - June, 2000

An Evening Walk: Steps Towards Wisdom and Grace
Cathleen Curry
Ave Maria Press - July, 1999

Guided Meditations on Discipleship: Readiness, Faithfulness, Conviction & Transformation
Jane Ayer
St. Mary's Press - April, 2000

Prayer for Beginners
Peter Kreeft
Ignatius Press - March, 2000

Starting Out: Reflections for Young People
Patrick Reardon
ACTA Publications - May, 2000

Taming the Restless Heart: How to Know God's Will and Dwell in the Peace It Brings
Gerald Vann
December, 1999

The How-To Book of Catholic Devotions: Everything You Need to Know but No One Ever Taught You
Mike Aquilina, Regis Flaherty
Our Sunday Visitor - March, 2000

Twelve Tough Issues and More: What the Church Teaches and Why
Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk
St. Anthony Messenger Press - 2002



A Biblical Defense of Catholicism
Dave Armstrong
Sophia Institute Press - 2003

Being Catholic Today: Your Personal Guide with Questions for Reflection and Action Ideas
Servant Publications - June, 1998

Becoming Catholic: Even if You Happen to Be One
James Killgallon, Mary Michael O'Shaughnessy, & Gerard Webber
ACTA Publications - March, 1997

The Catholic Experience
Bernard Lee, William D'Antonio, Virgillo Elizondo
Paulist Press - May, 2000

Catholic Means Universal: Integrating Spirituality and Religion
David Richo
Crossroad Classic - February, 2000

I Like Being Catholic: Treasured Traditions, Rules, and Stories
Michael Leach & Therese Johnson Borchard
Doubleday Publisher - October, 2000

Ten More Good Reasons to Be Catholic
Jim Auer
Liguori Publications - December, 1999

What It Means to Be Catholic
Joseph Champlin & Clare Gonzalez
St. Anthony Messenger Press - March, 1999

Why I Am Still a Catholic
Kevin Ryan & Marilyn Ryan (eds.)
Riverhead Books - May, 1998



The Essential Moral Handbook: A Guide to Catholic Living
Kevin O'Neil & Peter Black
Liguori Publications - June, 2006

Forming a Catholic Conscience
James Hogan & Michael Pennock
Ave Maria Press - July 1999

Pure Heart - Clear Conscience: Living a Catholic Moral Life
James Keating
Our Sunday Visitor Press - August, 2003

Walking in Virtue: Moral Decisions and Spiritual Growth in Daily Life
John Crossin
Paulist Press - January, 1999



An Introduction to Catholic Social Justice
Roger Charles
Ignatius Press - March, 2000

Giving and Growing: A Student's Guide for Service Projects
Frances Hunt O'Connell
St. Mary's Press - May, 1999

Living Justice: Catholic Social Teaching in Action
Thomas Massaro, S.J.
Sheed and Ward - March, 2000

Pillars of Catholic Social Teaching: A Brief Social Catechism
Perry Poets
International Scholars Press - October, 1999

The Evangelizing Catholic: A Practical Handbook for Reaching Out
Frank DeSiano
Paulist Press - January, 1999



Catholic Answers for Catholic Parents
Maria Compton-Hernandez
St. Andrew's Productions - February, 2000

Parenting with Grace: Catholic Parent's Guide to Raising Almost Perfect Kids
Gregory & Lisa Popcak
Our Sunday Visitor - March, 2000

Source: Adapted from the Villanova University Parent's Bookshelf