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Catholic Summer Reading Program

6/18/2012 - 3:32 AM PST

Catholic PRWire

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Ian Rutherford
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KENTS STORE, VA (June 18, 2012) - National Leader in Catholic Retailing Announces the 2012 Catholic Summer Reading Program.
For decades, secular bookstores throughout the country have been enormously successful at developing summer reading programs which feature popular and affordable paperbacks that can be easily carried and casually read while on vacation or simply enjoying some "downtime" during the summer months.

Leading Catholic bookstore Aquinas and More Catholic Goods ( has announced selections for its sixth sponsorship year of the now popular and distinctly Catholic summer reading program.

The program, which officially launched June 15, is a reminder that summer reading can actually be a fortifier for your soul instead of just a distraction for your mind.
"Each year we try and choose a wide range of topics from fiction to theology. This year we have some wonderful fiction including The Father's Tail by Michael O'Brien and The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene, which is especially timely considering the release of the movie For Greater Glory." said Ian Rutherford, President of Aquinas and More.

Currently, participants can vote on their favorite three titles. At the end of June Aquinas and More will provide study guides for the top three titles chosen by participants. Online book discussions will also take place at Catholic bookstores in communities across the country are invited to sponsor local book groups and post them online so others can join in.

"Parishes might want to consider forming summer book discussion groups centered around the summer reading titles to offer parishioners some "lighter fare" in the off season summer months. Many Catholics will find the program more accessible than some other alternatives which can be more time and commitment intensive.", said Rutherford.

Aquinas and More Catholic Goods is the largest Catholic store on-line and was the first Catholic on-line store to offer digital media for sale and the first to offer its own line of ebooks.


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