Over the past seven years I’ve been able to compile the list of 369 books below, which compare Roman Catholicism with God’s Word and evangelical Christianity. Books marked with “AMZ” are available booksdirectly from Those marked with “TP” are available from Amazon third-party sellers. Except for a few titles, I’ve generally stayed away from books written prior to 1900 and from Jesuit-world-conspiracy/Jack Chick types of publications. By listing these books, I am not necessarily endorsing all of their contents. If I had to recommend only one book to interested Catholics it would be “The Gospel According to Rome” by James G. McCarthy which is readily available from Amazon here.

Enjoy and be blessed!


(Revised 1/4/23)

p.s. Click on titles in boldface to see my corresponding reviews.

Aldama, Manuel Garrido. From Roman Priest to Radio Evangelist (1946). TP

Alley, H. R. Thinking of Rome? Think Twice (1958). TP

Allison, Gregg R. Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment (2014). AMZ

Allison, Gregg. 40 Questions about Roman Catholicism (2021). AMZ

Allison, Gregg and Chris Castaldo. The Unfinished Reformation: What Unites and Divides Catholics and Protestants After 500 Years (2016). AMZ

Anderson, S. E. Is Rome the True Church? (1960). TP

Ankerberg, John. Fast Facts on Roman Catholicism (2009). AMZ

Ankerberg, John. Protestants and Catholics: Do They Now Agree? (2012). TP

Ankerberg, John. The Facts on Roman Catholicism (2009). AMZ

Armstrong, John H. A View of Rome: A Guide to Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Roman Catholics (1995). TP

Armstrong, John H. Roman Catholicism: Evangelical Protestants Analyze What Unites and Divides Us (1998). TP

Armstrong, John H. The Catholic Mystery: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Modern Catholicism (1999). TP

Arnold, Terry. To Catholics Whom I Love (2006). TP

Ashbrook, John E. The New Neutralism II (1992). TP

Ashe, Geoffrey. The Virgin: Mary’s Cult and the Re-emergence of the Goddess (2008). AMZ

Baker, Todd. Exodus from Rome Vol. 1: A Biblical and Historical Critique of Roman Catholicism (2014). AMZ

Baker, Todd. Exodus from Rome, Vol. 2: A Biblical and Historical Critique of Roman Catholicism (2018). AMZ

Ball, Larry. Escape From Paganism: How a Roman Catholic Can Be Saved (2008). AMZ

Banuk, Ron. Mary: Past, Present, and Future (1999). TP

Barrett, E. Boyd. Rome Stoops To Conquer (1935). TP

Barrett, Matthew. God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (2016). AMZ

Benedict, Samuel.  Catholic Doctrine in the Bible.TP

Bennett, Richard. Catholicism: East of Eden (2010). AMZ

Bennett, Richard. Far From Rome, Near to God (2009). AMZ

Bennett, Richard. The Truth Set Us Free: Twenty Former Nuns Tell Their Stories (1997). TP

Bennett, Richard. On the Wings of Grace Alone (2015). AMZ

Bennett, Richard. Evangelical Compromise: Evangelicals and Catholics Together (2020). AMZ

Berkouwer, G. C. Recent Developments in Roman Catholic Thought (1958). TP

Berkouwer, G. C. The Conflict with Rome (1958). TP

Berry, Harold J. Roman Catholicism: What is Final Authority? (1970). TP

Boettner, Loraine. Roman Catholicism (various editions). TP

Boettner, Loraine. The Mass (1970). TP

Borders, Ben. Converting the Catholic (1957). TP

Borleis, Harry. The Pope Speaks (1956). TP

Bourdery, Edward. The Origin of the Mass (1953). TP

Brewer, Bartholomew F. Pilgrimage from Rome (1982). TP

Brooks, Keith L. Roman Catholic Doctrine Examined in the Light of Scriptures Only (1968). TP

Burckhardt, Paul E. A Protestant Tells Why: An Appraisal of Catholic Protestant Differences (1966). TP

Burke, William E. Witnessing to Roman Catholics (1968). TP

Butterfield, Clark. Night Journey From Rome (1982). TP

Caddock, John. Brennan Manning’s “New Monks” & Their Dangerous Contemplative Monasticism (2013). Available from lighthouse

Carder, James L. Methods of Witnessing to Roman Catholics (1944). TP

Carrara, John. Catholicism under the Searchlight of the Scriptures (1951). TP

Carrara, John. Should Protestants and Roman Catholics Intermarry? (1967). TP

Carson, Herbert. Roman Catholicism Today (1964). TP

Carson, Herbert. The New Catholicism (1967). TP

Carson, Herbert. Dawn or Twilight: A Study of Contemporary Roman Catholicism (1976). TP

Carson, Herbert. The Faith of the Vatican: A Fresh Look at Roman Catholicism (1996). AMZ

Castaldo, Christopher A. Holy Ground: Walking With Jesus as a Former Catholic (2009). AMZ

Castaldo, Christopher A. Talking with Catholics about the Gospel: A Guide for Evangelicals (2015). AMZ

Chiniquy, Charles. The Priest, the Woman, and the Confessional (1979). TP

Clarke, C. Leopold. The Christian Church and the See of Rome (1932). TP

Cloud, David W. Billy Graham and Rome (2006). AMZ

Cloud, David W. Evangelicals and Rome: The Ecumenical One World “Church” (1999). TP

Cloud, David W. Is the Roman Catholic Church Changing? (2013). Available at

Cloud, David W. Rome and the Bible (1997). TP

Cloud, David W. Was Mother Teresa a True Christian? (2012). Available at

Coffey, Tony. Answers to Questions Catholics Are Asking (2006). AMZ

Coffey, Tony. Once a Catholic (1993). TP

Collins, Mary Ann. Another Side of Catholicism: Insights from a Former Catholic Nun (2004). AMZ

Collins, Mary Ann. Catholic Concerns: Where Does the Road to Rome Lead? (2008). AMZ

Collins, Mary Ann. Freedom from Catholicism (2002). TP

Collins, Mary Ann. Is Catholicism Biblical? A Former Nun Looks at the Evidence (2010). AMZ

Collins, Mary Ann. Searching for Truth: An Autobiography about My Spiritual History (2010). AMZ

Collins, Mary Ann. The Catholic Undertow: A Manual for Former Catholics (2004). TP

Collins, Mary Ann. Unmasking Catholicism: What Hides Behind the Modern Public Image? (2004). AMZ

Conroy, Helen. Forgotten Women in Convents (1960). TP

Cooke, Ronald. The Onslaught against Bible Protestantism: Studies on Romanism (1985). TP

Coulton, George Gordon. Romanism and Truth (1930). TP

Cowan, Steven B. The Reformation Was Not a Mistake! The Areopagus Journal of the Apologetics Resource Center. Vol 4, No. 3 (2012). AMZ

Cowell, Harriet Hamilton. Why a Preacher and Not a Priest: The Story of Evangelist John Carrara (1937). TP

Crone, Billy. Roman Catholicism & the Coming One World Religion (2019). AMZ

Davidson, J.L. Prophets of Deceit (1960). TP

De Chirico, Leonardo. Evangelical Theological Perspectives on Post-Vatican II Roman Catholicism (2002). AMZ

De Chirico, Leonardo. A Christian’s Pocket Guide to the Papacy: Its origin and role in the 21st century (2014). AMZ

De Chirico, Leonardo. A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Mary: The Mother of God? (2017). AMZ

De Chirico, Leonardo. Same Words, Different Worlds: Do Roman Catholics and Evangelicals Believe the Same Gospel? (2021). AMZ

De Courcy, Philip. Standing Room Only: A Contemporary Expose of the Roman Catholic and Evangelical Agreement (1997). TP

DeHaan, M. R. The Truth About Romanism (1964). TP

De Semlyen, Michael. All Roads Lead to Rome: The Ecumenical Movement (1993). TP

Dearden, Henry Woodhouse. Modern Romanism Examined (1927). TP

Denbow, Walter H. Ought I to Join the Church of Rome? (1950). TP

Denbow. Walter H. Ought I to Send My Child to a Convent School? (1969). TP

di Domenica, Angelo. A Protestant Primer on Roman Catholicism (1949). TP

Doeswyck, Peter J. Ecumenicalism and Romanism (1961). TP

Doeswyck, Peter J. Ex-Priest Answers Attack by Roman Clergy (1956). TP

Doeswyck, Peter J. Roman Customs and Practices: Their Origin and Development (1963). TP

Doeswyck, Peter J. The Ever Changing Church: Its Origin and Development; a History of the Doctrines and Practices of the Roman Catholic Church (1962). TP

Dombrowski, David. My Journey Out Of Catholicism (2013). AMZ

Dreyer, F. C. H. Roman Catholicism in the Light of Scripture (1960). TP

Eberhardt, Frank A. Roman Catholic Evangelism. Available at

Eberhardt, Frank A. The Catholicism Explained New Testament. Available at

Eberhardt, Frank A. I Wanted to Serve God as a Priest (1960). TP

Eire, Carlos M. N. War Against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship from Erasmus to Calvin (1989). AMZ

Evans, Charles G. B. Why I Question the Roman Catholic Faith (2013). AMZ

Ewin, Wilson. The Assimilation of Evangelist Billy Graham into the Roman Catholic Church (1992). TP

Ewin, Wilson. You Can Lead Roman Catholics to Christ (1974). TP

Ewin, Wilson. Under the New World Order: Evangelicals, Catholics, and Israel: Conspiracy of the Ages (1996). TP

Fernandez, J. A. Advance of Romanism in the United States (1956). TP

Fernandez, J. A. What’s the Difference?: The Basic Difference Between Romanism and Protestantism (1952). TP

Ferris, Matthew E. Evangelicals Adrift: Supplanting Scripture with Sacramentalism (2015). AMZ

Fiedler, Maureen, ed. Rome Has Spoken: A Guide to Forgotten Papal Statements and How They Have Changed Through the Centuries (1998). TP

Filicchia, Ralph. Share the New Life With a Catholic (1990). TP

Filicchia, Ralph. From Catholicism to Christ (1991). TP

Foxe, John. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs or A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Primitive Protestant Martyrs (various). AMZ

Fuqua, E. C. Romanism Inspected (1945). TP

Galea, Ray. Nothing in My Hand I Bring: A Catholic’s Journey to Christ (2012). AMZ

Gardner, James. Romanism at Variance with the Bible (1930). TP

Garland, Rick. Unholy Devotion: Rome’s Marian Errors (2014). AMZ

Garret, James Leo. Baptists and Roman Catholicism (1965). TP

Garver, Stuart. Roman Catholic Doctrines Protestants Should Know (1959). TP

Garver, Stuart. Roman Catholic Life Protestants Should Know (1970). TP

Garver. Stuart P. Watch Your Teaching!: A Comparative Study of Roman Catholic and Protestant Teaching since Vatican Council II (1973). TP

Gary, A. J. What Every Catholic Should Know (2014). AMZ

Gauss, James F. The Catholic Church: Why I Left It (2012). AMZ

Geisler, Norman and Ralph MacKenzie. Roman Catholics and Evangelicals: Agreements and Differences (1995). AMZ

Geisler, Norman and Joshua Betancourt. Is Rome the True Church (2008). AMZ

Gendron, Mike. Preparing Catholics for Eternity (2002). AMZ

Gendron, Mike. Contending for the Gospel: For the glory of Christ and the sanctity of His Church (2019). AMZ

Gentlesk, Philip J. Don’t Miss the Celebration in Heaven!: A Heart-Felt Plea to My Roman Catholic Friends (2021). AMZ

Gerstner, John H. A Primer on Roman Catholicism (2003). TP

Gerstner, John H. The Gospel According to Rome (1960). TP

Gilbert, Mark. The Road Once Travelled: Fresh Thoughts on Catholicism (2012). AMZ

Gilbert, Mark. Stepping Out in Faith: Former Catholics Tell Their Stories (2012). TP

Greene, Carolyn. Teresa of Avila (2017). Available at

Griffin, Nancy Hearn. “The Mass” in contrast with the Bible (1954). TP

Guinness, H. Grattan. Romanism and the Reformation (various).  AMZ

Gustafson, David. Mary: A Catholic-Evangelical Debate (2003). TP

Hampel, Harry. My Deliverance from the Heresies of Rome (1955). TP

Hampel, Harry. Catholic Plan to Control the U.S. (1960). TP

Heinze, Thomas. Answers to my Catholic Friends (1996). AMZ

Hendrickson, Ford. The “Black Convent” Slave: or Nunnery Life Unveiled (1914). AMZ

Hendrie, Edward. Solving the Mystery of Babylon the Great (2011). AMZ

Hendrie, Edward. Murder, Rape, and Torture in a Catholic Nunnery (2015). AMZ

Hernandez, Sonny. Defy Roman Catholicism (2022). AMZ

Hislop, Alexander. The Two Babylons (various). AMZ

Horton, Michael S. Evangelicals, Catholics, and Unity (2012). AMZ

Houghton, Sidney M. The Advance of Romanism (1964). TP

Howard, V. E. Roman Catholicism vs. Freedom (1954). TP

Howard-Munro, Lynda. A Rebuttal to Catholic Apologetics (2013). AMZ

Hoyer, Theodore. Why I Am Not a Roman Catholic (1953). TP

Hudson, Henry T. Papal Power: Its Origins and Development (1993). TP

Hudson, Winthrop Still. Understanding Roman Catholicism (1959). TP

Hunkey, John. How I Became a Non-Catholic (1911). TP

Hunt, Dave. A Woman Rides the Beast (1994). AMZ

Hunter, J. H. The Great Deception (1945). TP

Hurley, Michael. John Wesley’s Letter to a Roman Catholic (1968). TP

Ironside, Henry A. Letters to a Roman Catholic Priest (2016). AMZ

Ironside, Henry A. Is Peter the Rock Upon Which the Church is Built (2016). AMZ

Ironside, Henry A. The Mass versus the Lord’s Supper (2016). AMZ

Ironside, Henry A. Shall We Accept the Pope’s Invitation to Unite with the Roman Church? (2016). AMZ

Ironside, Henry A. Should Protestantism Be Liquidated? (2016). AMZ

Irvine, William C. Is Catholicism Biblical? (2018). AMZ

Jackson, Bill. Roman Catholicism and the New Testament: A Study of Roman Catholicism in Light of New Testament Scriptures (1980) TP

Jackson, Bill. The Noble Army of Heretics (1989). TP

Jackson. Bill. A Christian’s Guide to Roman Catholicism (1988). TP

Jay, Les. Catholics are NOT Christians (2007). AMZ

Johnson, Frederick A. Christ and Catholicism (1954). TP

Johnson, Ken. The Gnostic Origins of Roman Catholicism (2013). AMZ

Johnson, O. K. The Shift: Moving from Religion to Relationship (2012). AMZ

Jones, Rick. Understanding Catholicism (1995). AMZ

Juris, Paul. Blessed Mary (1978). TP

Juris, Paul. The Other Side of Purgatory (1981). TP

Kane, Liz. The Devil’s Greatest Counterfeit: The Roman Catholic Church (1961). TP

Kauffman, Timothy F. Graven Bread: The Papacy, the Apparitions of Mary, and the Worship of the Bread of the Altar (1995). TP

Kauffman, Timothy F. Quite Contrary: A Biblical Reconsideration of the Apparitions of Mary (1998). TP

Kauffman, Timothy F., ed. Geese in Their Hoods: Selected Writings on Roman Catholicism by Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1997). TP

Kee, Alistair. Constantine Versus Christ (2016). AMZ

Kenny, Anthony. A Path from Rome (1986). TP

Lambert, O. C. Catholicism Against Itself, Vol. 1 (1954). TP

Lambert, O. C. Roman Catholicism Un-American (1956). TP

Lambert, O. C. Catholicism Against Itself, Vol. 2 (1965). TP

Leahy, Fred S. The Roman Antichrist or a Study in II Thessalonians 2:3-8 (1957). TP

Lehmann, L. H. Behind the Dictators: A Factual Analysis of the Relationship of Nazi-Fascism and Roman Catholicism (1942). TP

Lehmann, L. H. Ex-Priest and the Riddle of Religion (1932). AMZ

Lehmann, L. H. Ought I Become a Roman Catholic or Remain a Protestant? (1949). TP

Lehmann, L. H. Out of the Labyrinth (1942). TP

Lehmann, L. H. The Soul of a Priest (1933). TP

Lehmann, L. H. Father O’Connor, converted Catholic priest, founder of Christ’s Mission; story of his life and work (1939). TP

Litmer, Greg. Catholicism under the Microscope (2009). AMZ

Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn. Roman Catholicism (1970). TP

Lott, Timothy G. Growing Up Catholic: The Pursuit of Truth from Tradition to Satisfaction (2010).  TP

Lutzer, Erwin. Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation (2016). AMZ

MacArthur, John. Reckless Faith: When the Church Loses Its Will To Discern (1994). TP

Macaulay, J. C. The Bible and the Roman Church (1946). TP

Macaulay, J. C. The Heresies of Rome (1946). TP

Macaulay, J. C. Truth vs. Dogma (1946). TP

Macek, Hazel. Biblical Views of Catholicism: A Christian Worker’s Guide (2012). TP

Malcomson, Keith. The Scarlet Woman (2016). AMZ

Marie, Ann. A Former Nun Speaks Candidly (2016). AMZ

Martin, Walter. The Roman Catholic Church in History (1960). TP

Matthews, Paul. Basic Errors of Catholicism (1952). TP

Mazierski, Roman. A Light Shines in Poland (1982). TP

McCarthy, James G. Conversations with Catholics (2002). AMZ

McCarthy, James G. Letters between a Catholic and an Evangelical (2003). AMZ

McCarthy, James G. Roman Catholicism: What You Need to Know (1995). AMZ

McCarthy, James G. Talking with Catholic Friends and Family (2005). TP

McCarthy, James G. The Gospel According to Rome (1995). AMZ

McCarthy, James G. What Every Catholic Should Ask (1999). TP

McCauley, J. D. Trevor. Current Trends in Roman Catholicism (1995). TP

McConell, W. Dunbar. The Menace of Rome: A Call and a Warning (1939). TP

McCormick, Joseph. Why I Am Not a Roman Catholic (1954). TP

McKim, Randolph H. Romanism in the Light of History (2009). AMZ

McKnight, John P. The Papacy: A New Appraisal (1952). TP

McLoughlin, Emmett. American Culture and Catholic Schools (1960). TP

McLoughlin, Emmett. Crime and Immorality in the Catholic Church (1964). TP

McLoughlin, Emmett. Letters to an Ex-Priest (1965). TP

McLoughlin, Emmett. People’s Padre (1954). TP

Michaels, Ralph. Share the New Life with a Catholic (1975). TP

Mikhail, Labib. The Virgin Mary in the Light of the Word of God (2011). AMZ

Miller, Charles R. A Dominant Romanism: Its Religious and Political Significance (1959). TP

Miller, Elliot. The Cult of the Virgin: Catholic Mariology and the Apparitions of Mary (1992). TP

Miller, John C. Witnessing to Roman Catholics (1978). TP

Miller, Larry E. Roman Catholics: Saved or Lost? (2020). AMZ

Mizzi, Joseph. Test All Things: An Invitation to Examine Your Catholic Faith in the Light of Scripture (1999). TP

Montano, Walter M. Behind the Purple Curtain (1950). AMZ

Montano, Walter M. Mixed Marriage: Road to Unhappiness (1956). TP

Montgomery, John Warwick. Ecumenicity, Evangelicals, and Rome (1969). TP

Moore, R. Cecil. Piety and Poverty in Chile: A study of the economic and social effects of Roman Catholicism on Chile (1946). TP

Moyer, Robert. Was Peter the First Pope (2000). AMZ

Munoz, Luis. Birth, Criminal History and Judgment of the Roman C. Church (2013). AMZ

Munro, W. Fraser. Roman Catholic Tradition and the Protestant Faith (1959). TP

Murphy, Edward F. God’s Grace to a Roman Catholic. TP

Murrell, Adam. So You Want To Become A Roman Catholic?: 10 Letters You Must Read Before Leaving The Evangelical Faith (2013). TP

Myhill, Charlotte. Three Years a Nun (1974). TP

Nisbet, Roberto. But the Bible Does Not Say So: Showing the Difference Between the Teachings of the Church of Rome and the Truths of the Bible (1959). TP

Noll, Richard. When Catholics Die: Eternal Life or Eternal Damnation? (1999). TP

O’Gorman, Walter Ernest Rupert. A Priest Speaks His Mind: Why He Returned to the Protestant Faith of His Fathers (1954). TP

O’Malley, Kathleen. Childhood Interrupted: Growing Up Under the Cruel Regime of the Sisters of Mercy (2006). AMZ

Oakland, Roger. Another Jesus: The Eucharist Christ and the New Evangelization (2007). AMZ

Oakland, Roger. The New Evangelization From Rome or Finding the True Jesus Christ (2013). AMZ

Oakland, Roger. The Catholic Mary & Her Eucharistic Christ (2015). AMZ

Oakland, Roger. Rick Warren’s Dangerous Ecumenical Pathway to Rome (2015). AMZ

Oakland, Roger. The Jesuit Agenda and the Evangelical/Protestant Church (2013). AMZ

Ordaz, Lynette. The Real Mary: Comparing the Mother of Jesus to the Mary of Roman Catholicism (2008). AMZ

Padrosa, Luis. Why Did I Leave the Church of Rome? (1954). TP

Padrosa, Luis. Why I Became a Protestant (1953). AMZ

Paisley, Ian. Billy Graham and the Church of Rome: A Startling Exposure (1970). TP

Park, Hendrick. The Roman Catholic Church: A Critical Appraisal (2008) AMZ

Paul, Francis James. Romanism and Evangelical Christianity: A Study of Origins and Development (1940). TP

Pearson, B. H. My God Just Went By: The Story of the Birth of a Mission in the Heartland of Traditional Roman Catholic Power in Medellin, Columbia (1972). TP

Pearson. B. H. The Monk Who Lived Again (1954). TP

Pentecost, J. Dwight. Romanism in the Light of Scripture (2014). AMZ

Peterson, F. Paul. The Rise and Fall of the Roman Catholic Church (1959). TP

Petricka, Jeff. The Roman Catholic Problem (2018). AMZ

Pezzotta, Anthony. Truth Encounter: Catholicism and the Holy Scriptures (1996). TP

Phillips, Ernest. Rome’s Traffic in Nuns: Embracing the Subject of Conventual Dowries and Mortality (1958). TP

Phillips, John Albert. Roman Catholicism Analyzed: A dispassionate examination of Romish claims (1915). AMZ

Pigott, Adrian. Freedom’s Foe, The Vatican (1956). TP

Pinedo, Moises. What the Bible Says about the Catholic Church (2008). TP

Pollock, Algernon. Is Roman Catholicism of God? (1963). TP

Poole, Matthew. A Dialogue Between a Catholic Priest and a Protestant (2010). TP

Porcelli, Baron Alfred. The Antichrist: His Portrait and History (1918). TP

Poynter, J. W. The Church of Rome From Within (1932). TP

Ransom, Ulysses Abraham. Christianity and Catholicism (1943). TP

Reed, Kevin. Making Shipwreck of the Faith: Evangelicals and Roman Catholics Together (1995). TP

Reed, Rebecca. Six Months in a Convent (2014). AMZ

Reeves, Kevin. “C” is for Catholicism (2017). AMZ

Reeves, Michael. The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation (2010). AMZ

Reymond, Robert L. The Reformation’s Conflict with Rome: Why It Must Continue (2001). AMZ

Reynolds, Arthur G. What’s the Difference in Protestant and Roman Catholic Beliefs? (1954). TP

Rhodes, Ron. Reasoning from the Scriptures with Catholics (2000). AMZ

Rhodes, Ron. The 10 Most Important Things You Can Say to a Catholic (2002). AMZ

Rice, John R. Dear Catholic Friend (2000). TP

Rice, John R. Sermon from a Catholic Bible (1947). TP

Riggle, H.M. Roman Catholicism in the Light of Their Own Scriptures and Authorities (2008). AMZ

Rivera, Mario. Why I Left Roman Catholicism (1960). TP

Robbins, John W. Ecclesiastical Megalomania: The Economic and Political Thought of the Roman Catholic Church  (2006). TP

Rone, Wendell Holmes. The Baptist Faith and Roman Catholicism (1952). TP

Ross, K. N. Why I Am Not a Roman Catholic (1953). TP

Rothacker, Edward T. Keys to Glory: A Catholic’s Search for God (2008). AMZ

Rowell, J. B. An Open Letter to Pope John. XXIII or XXIV? His Title Questioned. Serious Implications Stated (1959). TP

Rowell, J. B. Historical Research: Bible Baptism – The Roman Church and the Baptists (1960). TP

Rowell, J. B. How to Reach Roman Catholics for Christ (?). TP

Rowell, J. B. Our Protestant Heritage: No Priest But Christ! No Sacrifice But Calvary! No Confessional But the Throne of Grace (1957). TP

Rowell, J. B. Papal Infallibility: It’s Complete Collapse Before a Factual Investigation (1963). TP

Rowell, J. B. Romanism Exposed by Romanism (1965). TP

Rowell, J. B. The Assumption of Mary (1950). TP

Rowell, J. B. The Worship of Mary (1955). TP

Rowell, J. B. Why Millions Do NOT Call the Pope “Holy Father” (?). TP

Sanchez, Daniel R. Sharing the Good News with Our Roman Catholic Friends (2003). AMZ

Sanders, Albert J. Evangelical & Roman Catholic Beliefs Compared (1974). TP

Savas, Patricia Nolan. Gus: A Nun’s Story (1993). TP

Scanlon, Bethany K. and Christine Dickson. Redeeming Catholics and Their Catholicism (2006). TP

Schofield, Joseph R. Escape from Purgatory (1994). TP

Schreiner, Thomas. Faith Alone: The Doctrine of Justification (2015). AMZ

Schroeder, John. Heresies of Catholicism: The Apostate Church (2003). AMZ

Scott, C. Anderson. Romanism and the Gospel (1946). TP

Seguin, P. A. The Fruit of the Confessional Box (1891). TP

Serge, Joe. Two Men from Malta: A Passionate Appeal to Roman Catholics (2007). AMZ

Shepherd, J. E. C. The Babington Plot: Jesuit Intrigue in Elizabethan England (1987). TP

Shepherd, Margaret L. My Life in the Convent (1946). TP

Shields, T. T. The Papacy in the Light of Scripture (1955). TP

Slawin, S. C. Catholic to Christian: An Exploration of Catholicism and One Man’s Journey from Darkness into God’s Wonderful Light (2014). AMZ

Slomski, Peter. Roman Catholicism: The Testimony of History and Scripture (2006). TP

Smith, Casey. The Great Gulf between Catholicism and Christianity (2008). AMZ

Smith, Leopold D. E. The Papacy, Its History and Dogmas (1953). TP

Smith, Samuel. The Claims of Rome (1964). TP

Spence, O. Talmadge. Rome: Crusade or Crucible? (1989). TP

Springer, Harvey H. Why I Am Not a Roman Catholic (1947). TP

Sproul, R. C. Faith Alone: The Evangelical Doctrine of Justification (1999). AMZ

Sproul, R. C. Getting the Gospel Right (2003). AMZ

Sproul, R. C. Are We Together? A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism (2012). AMZ

Standridge, William C. What’s Happening in the Roman Church (1975). TP

Standridge, William C. Born Again Catholics and the Mass (1980). TP

Stewart, Alexander. The World Menace of Catholic Action (1953). TP

Stilson, Max. How to Deal with Roman Catholics (1966). TP

Stuber, Stanley I. Primer on Roman Catholicism for Protestants: An Appraisal of the Basic Differences between the Roman Catholic Church and Protestantism (1953). TP

Subilia, Vittorio. The Problem of Catholicism (1964). TP

Sullivan, Wilma. Sister of Mercy (1997). TP

Sumrall, Lester F. Roman Catholicism Slays (1940). TP

Svendsen, Eric D. Evangelical Answers: A Critique of Current Roman Catholic Apologists (1999). AMZ

Svendsen, Eric D. Upon This Slippery Rock: Countering Roman Catholic Claims to Authority (2007). AMZ

Svendsen, Eric D. Who Is My Mother? The Role of the Mother of Jesus in the New Testament and in Roman Catholicism (2007). AMZ

Svendson, Eric. D. The Table of the Lord (1996). TP

Talaga, Michael. The God I Thought I Knew: My Experience Growing Up Catholic (1999). TP

Tanis, Edward J. What Rome Teaches: A Comparison of Some of the Teachings of the Roman Catholic Church with Holy Scripture (1954). TP

Testa, Frank and Joan. From Darkness to Light (2011). AMZ

Testa, S. L. Is Romanism In the Bible? (1959). TP

Testa, S. L. The Roman Catholic Doctrine of the Mass (2010). AMZ

Testa, S. L. The Truth About Catholics, Protestants, and Jews (1967). TP

Tetlow, Jim. Messages from Heaven (2009). AMZ

Tetlow, Jim. Queen of All (2009). AMZ

Thompson, James J. Fleeing the Whore of Babylon (1986). TP

Thornwell, J. H. Sacramental Sorcery: The Invalidity of Roman Catholic Baptism (2006). TP

Trice, A. N. The Bible versus Romanism (1928). TP

Trumper, Peter. The Mass: Should a Christian Attend It? (1980). TP

Urick, Steve. The Truth About Roman Catholicism: What Every Catholic Needs to Know (2014). AMZ

Vanhuysse, T. Gift of Grace: Roman Catholic Teaching in Light of the Bible (1993). TP

Viator. Catholicism Judged by the Bible (1959). TP

Vidal, Cesar. The Myth of Mary (1995). TP

Villa, Manuel Perez. I Found the Ancient Way (1958). TP

Vinet, Lucien. I Was a Priest (1949). TP

Wall, Vince. Tradition or Truth (2017). AMZ

Walsh, Mary Ellen. The Wine of Roman Babylon (1945). TP

Warfield, Benjamin. Counterfeit Miracles (1972). AMZ

Webber, Muriel. Let’s Look at Lourdes and Fatima Too! (1968). TP

Webster, William. Roman Catholic Tradition: Claims and Contradiction (1999). AMZ

Webster, William. Salvation: The Bible and Roman Catholicism (1991). AMZ

Webster, William. Saving Faith: How Does Rome Define It? (1995). TP

Webster, William. The Church of Rome at the Bar of History (1997). AMZ

Webster, William. The Matthew 16 Controversy: Peter and the Rock (1996). AMZ

Wells, H. G. Crux Ansata: An Indictment of the Roman Catholic Church (1944). TP

Whately, E. Jane. Roman Claims and Bible Warrants (1930). TP

White, Carol. Antichrist Revealed (2017). AMZ

White, James R. Answers to Catholic Claims (1990). AMZ

White, James R. The Fatal Flaw (1990). AMZ

White, James R. Justification by Faith (1990). AMZ

White, James R. The Roman Catholic Controversy (1996). AMZ

White, James R. Mary: Another Redeemer? (1998). TP

Wilder, John Bunyan. The Other Side of Rome (1959). TP

Wilder, John Bunyan. The Shadow of Rome (1960). TP

Williams, E.S. Ecumenism: Another Gospel: Lausanne’s Road to Rome (2014). AMZ

Williams, Walter Dakin. Nails of Protest. A Critical Comparison of Modern Protestant and Catholic Belief (1955). TP

Wilson, Douglas. Papa Don’t Pope: Why I’m Not a Roman Catholic (and Why the Future is Protestant) (2015). AMZ

Wilson, Walter L. The Truth About Romanism. TP

Winburn, Rand. Francis Turretin’s Seventh Disputation: Whether It Can Be Proven The Pope Of Rome Is The Antichrist (1999). TP

Wood, Leland Foster. If I Marry a Roman Catholic (1952). TP

Woods, Henry M. Our Priceless Heritage: A Study of Christian Doctrine in Contrast with Romanism (various). TP

Woodrow, Ralph. Babylon Mystery Religion (1981). TP

Wright, Charles H. H. Roman Catholicism (1931). TP

Wylie, J.A. The Papacy (2002). AMZ

Yungen, Ray. Pope Francis and the Thomas Merton Connection (2015). AMZ

Yungen, Ray. Simple Answers: Understanding the Catholic Faith (2017). AMZ

Zacchello, Joseph. Secrets of Romanism (various editions). TP

Zacchello, Joseph. The Ins and Outs of Romanism (1949). TP

Zins, Robert M. On the Edge of Apostasy: The Evangelical Romance with Rome (1998). TP

Zins, Robert M. Romanism: The Relentless Roman Catholic Assault on the Gospel of Jesus Christ (2010). TP

Zodhiates, Spiros. The Song of the Virgin (1974). TP

Zonka, Charles. Catholic Myths (2020). AMZ

26 thoughts on “Books

  1. I am impressed by your appreciation for books. I also have a recommended reading list on my blog (I think too few people are willing to read good books these days). However, I find it very interesting that your story appears to be the reverse of mine! I’ll be interested to read more about your reasons for leaving the Catholic Church as I found so many reasons to join it.

    God bless.



  2. Hi Ben. Yes, for me reading a good book is one of life’s best pleasures. Call me a geek!

    There is definitely a worldly appeal to Catholicism. The pomp and pageantry, the history (oftentimes not complimentary), the seemingly monolithic structure. But I wouldn’t see these as pluses. Simple faith in Jesus Christ is the thing. Catholics give lip service to God’s grace and faith but the bottom line is it’s a works-based religion like the others. The pope has said that even atheists will go to Heaven if they’re “good.” That would be the only logical conclusion for a works-based religionist. So why would you spend even another second practicing a works-based religion when even atheists will merit Heaven if they are “good.” This is “christianity” without Christ! I understand it’s extremely difficult to comprehend redemption through Christ alone without any trace of merit. Everything in our culture is based on what WE do. Salvation by the grace of God through faith in Christ ALONE is repugnant to man’s fallen nature.

    “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” – Proverbs 14:12

    The power, worldliness, and legalism of Roman Catholicism “makes sense” to fallen man, NOT the simple Gospel of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Christ.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Very informative. I was wondering if you might be familiar with Scott Hahn, a former born-again Christian turned Catholic? I know someone who is becoming quite in agreement with Han’s beliefs, which is a worry for me. Makes me think of people who are being led away due to having a case of slight “itching ears”. May Jesus hold them tightly in His hand, that they may not be snatched away.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks. I reviewed Hahn’s account of joining the Catholic church several months ago.

      Did Hahn actually accept Christ when he was younger? I don’t believe he really did. I’m thinking it was all “head knowldege.” How could someone accept the free gift of salvation in Christ and then join a system which teaches you must merit salvation? It doesn’t compute.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I used to live right around the corner from Scott and his family. I left the Roman religion, after nearly 25 years of agony within its various segments: Vat II modernists, Conservative incredulous types, and ultra-traditionalists-sedevacantists hand-wringers. Not one of us can judge another’s heart or salvation. I was saved, yes saved, when I was 20 years old in 1971 in the quiet of my own living room. When I subsequently set foot outside my door, I became so scandalized by the division and constantly morphing, competeing theologies and ecclesiologies in denominationalism (‘Christendom’ of the protestant stripe) that this unexpected miasma literally drove me into the arms of Romanism.

        The agony I experienced while traversing that apostate, Mithraic, world(ly) religion was precisely because I HAD BEEN saved previously. The Lord Jesus patiently protected me until I was humbled enough to leave that whorish ‘church’. So, in my case, it was divided-confused-evangelical protestantism, still tainted by remnants of the Romish cancer, and my own ignorance and desperateness that led me astray. Finally (I even sojourned among the so-called eastern ‘orthodox’ catholics for a few years after leaving papism)… finally I came to the end of myself. After 44 years of abject confusion and loveless denominationalistic sects (protestant and Roman) I have returned to a humble understanding I was given at the very first, and more importantly, I have returned to The Lord Jesus Christ, Who’s simplicity I was lured away from so many years ago. I reject the alleged ‘Vicar’ in the Vatican city-state as an antichrist. He and Constantine and their ilk.

        A false system known as ‘Christendom’ or ‘Christianity’ has been growing like a cancer for 2000 years. It will fill your shelves with a continuing variety of Bible ‘translations’ (always “improving”, like the products you buy in stores), and colorful books from “deep” thinkers and scholars with letters after their names until you have a library (and heart and mind) full of mutually antagonistic conjecture, which leads to unbelief and schism and apostasy. You will also tell yourself that there is a wide and ‘colorful’ variety of denominations (‘churches’) that are all, for the most part, valid or ‘christian’, and succumb to yet another truth- neutering, relativistic construct about the ‘Church’ as well. Men, adorned in robes, with incense in hand, and a sanctimony that smells like cheap perfume are there to greet you. They wear suits and ties too, and stand in 501(c)3 pulpits lording it over their audiences, passing ‘plates’ and by-passing Truth.. To believe everything, is to believe nothing. This is what the majority accept and refer to as ‘Christianity’. A scandal that the ‘lost’ mock and bemoan… and deeply resent (and rightly so), because they want, deeply down inside, to be saved. This comes from wrongly “dividing the word of truth”, and “handling the Word of God deceitfully”. Pseudo-intellectual onanism. Pride. Darkness. Rome and its daughters still hawking at the carnival.

        As far as those who remain in, and earn a living from and propagate the religion of the Whore of Revelation…. that is cause for a very deep concern. The lure of being on EWTN, and speaking to audiences and having books published and all that goes with such a gilded fame, can be forged very quickly into the chains that keep you from the Light of the Gospel. Many, despite this, still praise and preach the glories of the Roman dungeon they have fallen into. It is a mistake, a fall, they will need to be delivered from. They have danced too far into the forest… many of them, to extricate themselves.

        I am simply now, as I should have been at the first, a Bible-believing child of the living God, through grace – through faith (and the faith OF) Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord and coming King. I recognize Christ Jesus ONLY as the HEAD of HIS Ekklesia. I renounce religion, seeing it as the continuation of the heart, mind and praxis of the murderous Cain… as antichrist; serpentine. I cling to the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, His Blood my only plea. His righteousness alone covers my nakedness. I cling, knowing that there is absolutely nothing… nothing that I or any ‘group’ or ‘sacrament’ can add to that Cross with the Lamb of God hanging upon it. I shudder to think of such a Cainish imposition. I joy in the Resurrection of this Lamb slain, for my justification. And I submit to His Sacred, miraculous WRIT, its own interpreter. And I thereby grow in grace and knowledge and understanding, with others who are likeminded.. who have been previously scandalized and led astray by Rome and its ‘daughters’ as well.

        2 Timothy 2:15. Ephesians 3. Mystery. Paul. Dispensation. Humility. Repentance. Restoration.

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Philip, so in essence you’ve created your own de facto personal denomination. If you can’t find a decent evangelical church in your area that’s one thing, but as a reader of God’s Word you know we’re commanded to worship and serve with other believers.

        Liked by 2 people

  4. Tom, I couldn’t find William Webster’s The Church Of Rome At The Bar Of History. My husband and I are reading this. It’s really helpful in the area of Rome’s claim that Tradition is inspired and equal with Scripture.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. I appreciate the heads up, Maria! I’m always looking for books that compare Catholicism with Scripture that I’m not aware of so thanks for trying. Yes, I highly recommend that book to everyone, like me, who would like some background on the “fathers” without having to read them myself.

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Brother Tom,

    I am glad I stumbled on your website recently, and found this very long and detailed list of books on Catholicism. I was born Polish American Catholic and remained faithfully so for my first 25 years, I left the RCC after the vast changes of Vatican II. I loved the Church of my youth, but could not recognize the new church of the 1970s. After twenty five years of drift, the Lord brought me from death to life at age 47. SInce I had not left ‘My Church’ (RCC) for doctrinal reasons, I did not know that ‘My Church’ had taught error. In retrospect, I had so wanted it (Holy Mother the Church) to be true!

    It took years of being in a solid Bible-teaching church to learn (and UNlearn) many doctrines. At the four year mark of my walk, I learned that one could be sure of Heaven, by trusting only in Jesus’ FINISHED work at the cross, and nothing I must do or CAN do to earn salvation (sacramental activity, good works, meriting grace, etc.). AND I was sealed by the Holy Spirit. AND no one could snatch me out of Jesus’ hand. But, I was dismayed, because ‘My (former) Church’ (RCC) had taught against the mortal sin of Presumption, i.e., knowing one was going to Heaven. So, what else had they taught that was not true (not in accord with the Bible)? I couldn’t handle that for another six years! That’s how strong a hold the Roman Church had on me and my family, and still does for most of them!

    I now teach on my former religion, and I have greatly benefited from many books on your list. Examples are: Mike Gendron, James White, James McCarthy, Richard Bennett, William Webster, Tim Kaufman, Mary Ann Collins, Ray Yungen, and John Robbins.

    In that light, I would strongly recommend adding books on “Sola Scriptura”, since the question of authority is central to the distinctions between Catholicism and Biblical Christianity. James White has written an excellent book on this, as well as having done numerous effective debates with RCs on this topic, available via his website, I think William Webster also wrote a short, useful book on “Sola Scriptura”, which should be added. Doubless there are others.

    In closing, thanks for your hard work in assembling this information. This will be a valuable site to which I will refer others.

    In His service, John Paul (Patrick) Kuspa

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Hey, John! Sorry for the delay as your comment went to spam. Thanks for stopping in and for the very kind words. I praise the Lord He led you out of the chains of Catholicism and opened your eyes to the Gospel of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ ALONE! I’m also of Polish extraction (my Dad was 100% Polish, my Mom, German) and left Catholicism and accepted Christ in my late 20s back in the early 1980s. I can relate to the Polish cultural phenomenon that being Polish meant being Catholic. The two went hand in hand. I’ll keep in mind your advice regarding books on Sola Scriptura. Matthew Barrett’s excellent “God’s Word Alone—The Authority of Scripture: What the Reformers Taught…and Why It Still Matters” is on the list and and many of the other books do have chapters dealing with Sola Scriptura. Looking forward to many future exchanges about our Lord and Savior and outreach to Roman Catholics!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Wally! I think I compiled about 90% of that list two years ago. Needless to say, the Amazon website and I got to be good buddies.


  6. Hello, I am trying to purchase one of the books you had recommended, Martin, Walter. The Roman Catholic Church in History (1960). TP. I have searched everywhere, amazon, ebay, abebookes, outofprintbooks etc. but was not able to locate it. Will you be able to provide me with a link or a site where I could possibly purchase this book? Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sorry, Richard. I don’t have a good handle on free resources. They’re mostly going to be older books in the public domain and most of the books on my list were printed after 1950.


  7. My name is Bill Gallant Jr. I could not find any email or phone number to contact someone I am the son of Bill Gallant of Christ for the Lumberjacks and close friend and associate with Alix Dunlap and Bill Jackson with Conversion Center and i am looking for Bill Jackson. I have been ministering all my life as evangelist and church planter in Quebec and now in the Philippines. I am looking for access to the wealth of pamphlets and literature that Bill always was collecting and writing. And I am wondering if Bill is still living and if he could be reached. I was in Conversion Center as a teenager with my Dad when it was being attacked and literally shot into! And I loved and respected them deeply. I wonder if you would have access to a rebuttal or apologetic to the Catholic Book : “BEGINNING APOLOGETICS 3 How to Explain and Defend the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist” by Father Frank Chacon. Is this a ministry connected with Conversion Center? Do you know Bill Jackson? I am working out of Baguio City’ Benguet Province Philippines. My phone number to reach me anywhere is 818-810-8766 Blessings…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Bill and blessings to you! As a new Christian back in 1983, the church we attended gave away copies of Sword of the Lord and Bill Jackson’s Christians Evangelizing Catholics and the Conversion Center both ran small advertisements. I ordered materials from both at the time and have been on the Conversion Center’s mailing list for 35 years. I was trying to locate Jackson myself. The 2007 internet posting below said he suffered a second heart attack and I haven’t found anything after that. Ken Silva, who posted the article passed in 2014.

      The Conversion Center is still operating, website below:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s