The following pages contain lists of faithful Catholic eBooks that may be read online or downloaded, legally and for free, arranged by subject or genre. Please click the links to access each list. You may also visit the alphabetical List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks (which indexes links to for-sale books and ebooks), and the blog page of the Catholic eBooks Project (where links to ebooks and other materials are posted on feasts of the Church or other relevant occasions).
- Anti-Catholicism and Persecution
- Art and Architecture (Theory, History, Aesthetics and Criticism)
- Bibles and Commentaries (Including Lectionaries and Psalters; Guides and Introductions)
- Catechisms and Explanations of The Faith
- Church and Ecclesiology (Including Mystery and Ecclesiology, Institutions and Structures, History; the Papacy and the Bishops; the priesthood and the laity)
- Converts and Missions (Including Conversion Stories, Psychology of Conversion, and Instructions For Converts; Mission Theology, Evangelization)
- Eastern Catholicism
- Early Christianity (Includes writings on/by the Fathers of the Church, and on/by other orthodox early Christian authors; Patrology and Patristics)
- Ecclesiastical Documents (Official works/issuances by Popes and the Papal Curia, Ecumenical and Local Councils and Synods, including official Catechisms)
- Ethics and Moral Law (Includes Moral Theology and Philosophical Ethics)
- For Children and Young Readers
- God and Christ
- Grace and Salvation (Soteriology)
- Heresies and Errors
- History and Biography (Including Autobiographies)
- Homilies and Lectures
- Homiletics and Pastoral Theology
- Humanity and Human Life (Philosophical and Theological Anthropology, Bioethics, Life and Dignity Issues)
- Journals and Periodicals
- The Last Things (Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, Apocalypse)
- Law, Canon and Civil
- Letters (not including Encyclical and Pastoral Letters)
- Literature (Drama, Fiction, Poetry, Literary Essays, Literary History, Literary Criticism)
- Marriage and the Family
- Non-Catholic Authors
- Philosophy (All Fields)
- Practices and Customs (Sacramentals, Relics, and Other Catholic Incidentals)
- Prayers and Devotions
- Religious Orders and Religious Life
- Revelation and Faith (comprising metadoctrines on objective revelation–creation, tradition, Scripture, infallibility–and subjective assent; focuses on fundamental theology)
- Saints, especially Mary (including lives of the Saints; doctrines on the Saints, especially the Blessed Mother)
- Social Teaching
- Spirituality and Mysticism
- Theology (All Fields)
- Many works are listed more than once, since they fall under more than one heading. Please note that the list is a work in progress, and that it will be expanded further with time.
- Most entries in the list use the following schema: Title, by Author (Print publication and/or copyright information). Other text information, [e.g., if it has an Imprimatur]. Available on Website with link Other electronic text information (Electronic publication information).
- Note that distributing or reproducing some of these ebooks may be subject to legal or other restrictions, depending on the terms by which they were uploaded. See the original website to make sure.
- Formerly, these works were all listed by category on this page. However, the burgeoning length of the page required that they be divided. Please update your bookmarks accordingly.
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David Goldfield said:
I cannot thank you enough for this site. I was doing a search for free Catholic books in Kindle format and found your Web site. It is just amazing, and I appreciate the work you’ve done in categorizing these many books. God bless you.
You’re very welcome sir, and thank you for the comment. God bless you.
t thank you and will always pray for you and people like you who spread the catholic faith…the truth….in this poor world..god bless ye
You’re very welcome, and thank you for your prayers. God bless you!
Casper Gelu said:
Very excited about the books.
Nancy D (@AnnDanielD) said:
You’re welcome, and may God bless you!
Ruru Ghoshal said:
Bless you! As a soon-to-be Catholic, I cannot thank you enough. 😀
You’re very welcome, and welcome to the Body of Christ! I hope and pray that the books indexed in the Project will help as you are received into the Catholic Church, which, as befits the one true Faith revealed by the Lord our God, it is at once a place of rest and a grand adventure (in prayer, thought, moral life, art, etc.).
Thank you for your great work.
I’m Coptic orthodox, and I’m searching for answers for the new-old heresies, like the new form of Pelagianism, by saying that we did earn the sin of Adam, which collapses the foundation of Christianity, because without that we will not be in need to Christ, so his salvation through the Cross will worth nothing!!!
Those people cheated in the translation of Rom 5: 12, deleting the phrase: “in him”, saying that it was a mistake of the Vulgate translation!, but they are cheaters, because it was and still in the old Greek NT, and also in its very old Coptic translation!
Those people say that St. Agustin created that idea of earning Adam’s sin from his mind! But in that they are also cheaters, because the Saints before him said the same . I noticed very strange thing, that the collection of Migne cutted off the comments of most of the saints about Psalm 50: 5 (51: 5 in the Protestant’s) and Rom 5: 12, and many other places which speaks directly about earning Adam’s sin!! And Migne himself refuses this dogma, in his comments under the texts, so may be he cutted it off!!!
++ So, can you cooperate with me in finding the old writing of the Saints which proves that dogma, but outside Migne please. Like very old manuscripts, with its translation.
I’ve already found a lot of proofs in Coptic manuscripts translated to arabic, and I’m looking for more from other sources.
Thank you in advance
There is a typing mistake in the 4th line: “by saying that we did earn the sin of Adam”.
The correct is: “by saying that we did not earn the sin of Adam”
Fisher M/M Joseph said:
I don’t see play to lick to download a book.
Thank you do much for these! God bless you!