How to Read Your Way to Heaven

A Spiritual Reading Program for the Worst of Sinners, the Greatest of Saints, and Everyone in Between


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Many of us commit to some form of spiritual reading, but we find that our book choices are sporadic and often based on a whim rather than following a purposeful plan. Designed for individual or group settings, How to Read Your Way to Heaven will guide your quest to delve deeper into a relationship with Christ by meditating on the written word while organizing your reading around the four pillars of the Catholic Faith — the Creed, the sacraments, morality, and prayer.

How to Read Your Way to Heaven is not merely another book to read. It is designed to be an invaluable tool for guiding and organizing your reading to help you on your journey to become a saint. And best of all, this fully integrated do-it-yourself spiritual reading program can be easily followed by the busiest of Catholics with the tightest of schedules.

By following this plan, you’ll meditate daily on Sacred Scripture and read the entirety of the Catechism over the course of the program. You’ll be introduced to a treasure-trove of the greatest Catholic books ever written, and you’ll learn prayerful reading methods, such as lectio divina, as well as time-tested advice on where and when to read.

Here you’ll also find a list of the favorite books by leading Catholics of our day, including Bishop James Conley, Fr. Mike Schmitz, Fr. C.J. McCloskey, Jennifer Fulwiler, Peter Kreeft, Patrick Coffin, Karl Keating, Lisa Hendey, Fr. Timothy Gallagher, Mike Aquilina, and so many more.

Spiritual reading arms us for battle. We are called to be saints, and yet daily we are bombarded by a culture that drives our minds and hearts away from the supernatural life. Because what we choose to read makes a significant difference in our spiritual growth and understanding, we present this structured reading guide to help you read with a purpose.

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"We can read all day and read forever, and still feel as if we’re not making progress. Vicki Burbach gets us out of the rut and onto a track toward real spiritual — and cultural and intellectual — progress. This is the kind of book that can make life so much richer — by leading to many more books, and all in good order."

Mike Aquilina
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"Whether you're a lifelong Catholic or a skeptical inquirer, you'll find How to Read Your Way to Heaven by Vicki Burbach to be an indispensable gift for your intellectual and spiritual life. With this timeless treasure, Vicki has helped solve my so many books and so little time problem by providing a masterplan that's both exciting and accomplishable."

Lisa M. Hendey
Founder of and author of The Grace of Yes
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"Getting to heaven often requires that we rely on the wisdom of those who have gone before us. Vicki Burbach has done us a great service by providing an insightful reading plan and approach that, if absorbed and followed, will no doubt produce saints!"

Dan Burke
President of the Avila Institute

"If you want to develop a deep knowledge of our Faith, here is a reliable book that shows you how."

Fr. C. John McCloskey III
  • Pages: 304
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-622823-604
  • Product Code: 3604
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Excellent Resource for Spiritual Growth
This book presents a practical and realistic reading plan for growing in your faith. The author explains the rationale and benefits of each type of spiritual reading to help you understand its importance in the reading program. Several options are given for incorporating this reading plan into your daily routine. After reading Parts I and II, you will be prepared and excited to jump into the reading program outlined in Part III. I can't wait to get started!!
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A perfect book for anyone wanting to both organize and simplify ...
Whether you are a novice or an expert in prayer, this book will help you set up a personal reading plan to spend quality time with God each day. This practical book presents a detailed plan for immersion in Scripture and the Catechism, all while learning from our brothers and sisters in the faith, the saints. In this practical and heartfelt guide to spiritual reading, Vicki Burbach presents spiritual reading as a way of drawing closer to Christ with the spiritual companionship of the saints. The detailed reading plans offered bring structure to facilitate quality prayer time. A perfect book for anyone wanting to both organize and simplify their spiritual practices in the midst of a busy daily schedule.
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Highly Recommended!!
Excellent book which delivered exactly what the author said it would!
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