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Reading good spiritual books is essential to a joyful life

Whether it is the Bible or the lives of the saints, reading positive spiritual books is vital to holiness.

8 Quotations from classic literature to inspire you as a mom as kids go back to school

As our kids hit the books again, take a step back to remember what's most important about parenting with these wise words from good books.

This book of poetry will help renew your prayer life

Anthony Esolen's 'The Hundredfold: Songs for the Lord' features poems about Jesus, based on passages in the Bible.

These graphic novels help kids get to know holy men and women

Godly people of history, including saints and biblical figures, seem to come to life on the pages of these wonderfully illustrated books.

3 Great novels for reading outdoors 

You can't go wrong with books from these authors, which will calm your mind and spirit in the warm summer months.

Here’s what we’re reading this summer: A book list

Aleteia writers on what books they are taking to the beach -- or maybe the backyard -- this summer.

Imaginary popes: A review of George Weigel’s ‘The Next Pope’

Reading it polemically will miss Weigel’s broader purpose: explaining the papacy and the Church

The most harrowing paintings of Hell inspired by Dante’s “Inferno”

From Botticelli to Delacroix, Dante’s literary depiction of Hell has inspired artists for centuries. 

12 Great beach reads that happen to be classics

Full of humor and great dialogue, these are perfect books for a day at the beach, pool, park, or just the backyard this summer.

Reading Flannery O’Connor in our times

The Catholic writer from Georgia was a daughter of the American South, whose fiction often illuminates the racial injustices of her time and place.

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