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Matthew Kelly Books In Order

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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Our Father (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Call to Joy (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Words from God (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rhythm of Life (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shepherd (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mustard Seeds (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rediscover Catholicism (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Courage (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perfectly Yourself (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dream Manager (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Building Better Families (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seven Levels of Intimacy (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Why Am I Here? (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Off Balance (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rediscover Advent (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The One Thing (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rediscover Lent (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living Everyday with Passion & Purpose (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long View (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rediscover Jesus (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resisting Happiness (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blessed (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Good Night Jesus (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beautiful Hope (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rediscover the Rosary (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Culture Solution (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In A World Where You Can Be Anything... (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rediscover the Saints (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Do Something Beautiful for God (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Heard God Laugh (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coach (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amazing Possibilities (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dig the Well Before You Get Thirsty (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thing About Mothers (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thing About Fathers (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Teachers Inspiring Teachers (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life is Messy (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holy Moments (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fourth Quarter of Your Life (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rocking Chair Prophet (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nothing Is Random (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Why Am I Here? (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Know Jesus (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blessed (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Good Night Jesus (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Matthew Kelly

Known for his life changing work, the Australian author and speaker Matthew Kelly is world famous with readers from all over citing his work. Creating books that really deliver on multiple levels, he’s largely recognized for his non-fiction writing that helps and informs his readers. Infusing Catholicism with self-help, his books are open and accessible to anyone that needs them, as they easy to pick up and understand. With a strain of religion and spirituality running throughout all his work, Kelly’s writing doesn’t close itself in, making it open to everyone.

Reaching the top of the bestseller lists on numerous occasion, he’s managed to create a name for himself quite unlike any other. Gaining a high amount of critical and commercial success, he’s become a hugely influential household name for many all over. Working with big-name brands and companies too, he helps people find a path more suitable for them, as he’s well versed in communicating with the public at large. Helping people, he sets about working on allowing the individual to become the best version of themselves that they can be.

Unlocking the inner potential of everyone he meets, Kelly really has a deeper understanding of what really drives people. This insight can be seen reflected within his work, as he manages to bring his books to life with a unique and distinctive perspective. Knowing his audience well, he’s a gifted writer who imparts his messages clearly and articulately in an easy to understand manner. With a lot more to come still, he definitely will not be stopping his career any time soon, as he will carry on writing for a long time yet.

Early and Personal Life

Growing up in Australia where he was raised, Matthew Kelly was born on the 12th of July in 1973, in Sydney. Starting out his career both speaking and writing, he would begin back in 1993, as he would work on building a name and brand for himself. In time this would see him travelling around the world, making sure that his message would reach an audience that was truly global.

Always looking to help people out and advance them, Kelly would dedicate his life to the betterment of others. This could clearly be seen reflected in his work and writing, as he would also go on to establish his own Florida based consulting firm called ‘Floyd Consulting.’ He also founded ‘The Dynamic Catholic Institute,’ which would be a Cincinnati based Catholic non-profit helping with education, as he continues to write and help others to this day.

Writing Career

Beginning his career in 1993, Matthew Kelly has come a long way since then, both as a respected speaker and as a writer. Attending business school, he would go on to develop his now famous ‘best-version-of-yourself’ philosophy that is admired by so many. Published in more than thirty languages and counting, his work has gone on to be appreciated by readers the world over.

Reaching the top of numerous bestseller lists on multiple occasion, including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times, he’s hugely popular. Quoted by many, which includes celebrities and politicians, his work has effected countless readers from all over. Continuing to speak, he lives with his family, as he puts out work on a regular and consistent basis, with plenty more to follow.

The Dream Manager

Originally brought out in 2007 on the 1st of January, this would first come out through the Hachette Books publishing imprint. Not a part of any series, it can easily be read on its own, open to anyone managing a business of their own, or looking to manage one. It’s a self-help title with elements of fiction used to elaborate the points it’s making a lot more easily for the reader.

This is a business parable looking at how companies can work and strive to achieve any of their dreams if they really want them. Using a fictional company as its basis the book sets about breaking down what really motivates its employees, ultimately driving it forwards. Finding that it’s the personal dreams of the employees, it sets about looking at how the company can potentially rectify this dissatisfaction. Showing the reader how they can become more aware of this in the day-to-day running of their business, this shows another way for managing their company.

Providing some clear insight, this book offers a lot in the way of simple and straightforward instruction for the everyday manager. Working on a number of levels, this offers the reader a lot to go with in dealing with their own company, making it more effective in the process. There’s so much here, and it’s easy to read and highly accessible, ensuring that it’s open to everyone regardless of their business.

Resisting Happiness

First released back in 2016 on the 15th of August, this would initially come out through the ‘Blue Sparrow’ publishing house. Another non-fiction self-help book, this again looks at helping people become more productive individuals making the most of their lives. Inspirational, it works by itself, as it’s stand-alone, but it does reflect many of Kelly’s other ideas and previous writing.

People are often said to sabotage their own happiness and this book seeks to look at exactly why that is. Giving readers the confidence to be themselves, this sets about providing them with a deeper level of insight and understanding when it comes to their own happiness. Experiencing deeper doubts, Kelly explains how to rise above, not letting the reader get pulled down by them. Living with a clear sense of passion and purpose, this provides a straightforward set of actions for the reader to undertake to help better themselves and their life.

This is definitely a book that will help the reader, as not only does it help identify the problem, but it also outlines advice to work around the issue. Offering self-help and self-development, it’s easy to read and simple to apply, making it a great book for anyone suffering from issues of self-doubt. Inspirational, there are themes of faith, but it’s open to anyone willing to make the most of it, as it translates on a universal level.

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3 Responses to “Matthew Kelly”

  1. Derek de Souza: 1 year ago

    I love your book rediscover the saints…read it completely and also different saints when I feel down. Great book very very inspirational I must say

    Your other book ..4 sign of a dynamic Catholic is also amazing 1% can change the world

    The other one…life is messy . Iam not grasping it. Seems to be your personal experience of life…

    Keep up the good work and keep writing

    Love always

    Derek de Souza

  2. Mari Riojas: 1 year ago

    Not sure which books you have read, but I am actually previewing “Life is Messy” book and journal for our teen group.

  3. Dennis Campbell: 1 year ago

    I love the books I have read and was wondering is there a specific book that reaches out to help a 17 yr old female struggling to find herself in this world? To maybe help her to know her self worth or value? Asking for a friend. Thank you


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