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Catholic Summer Reading Program Underway

7/12/2012 - 8:43 AM PST

Catholic PRWire

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Ian Rutherford
4727 N Academy Blvd, Ste A
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (July 12, 2012) - National Catholic Retailer Announces the 6th Annual 2012 Catholic Summer Reading Program List

Local owned and nationally recognized Catholic bookstore Aquinas and More Catholic Goods ( has announced the winners of its annual Catholic Summer Reading Program.

The program officially launched June 15, and held two weeks of voting for Catholic readers to choose their favorite titles in two categories of books, Adult and Teen.

"The purpose of our Catholic Summer Reading Program is to keep Catholics reading and engaged with their faith during the summer vacation season, to expose them to new titles in all genres, and also to the Catholic novel - something that is becoming a rarity", said Ian Rutherford, President of Aquinas and More.

The program features downloadable discussion guides for the winners, flyers that Catholic retailers can download and use in their stores, and much more. Parishes can even can use them to start up summer reading groups. There is also a suggested reading list for kids, complete with coloring pages.

This years' winners from the Adult Category include: "At the Heart of the Gospel", a non-fiction work by Christopher West, who is an expert on John Paul II's Theology of the Body; "Christopher", a novel about a potential convert by David Athey, and "The Power and the Glory" by Graham Greene, which is

especially timely considering the release of the movie "For Greater Glory."

Teen Category winners include perennial favorites: "The Screwtape Letters", by C.S. Lewis, "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien, and "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen.

"Our program is a reminder that summer reading can actually be a fortifier for your soul instead of just a distraction for your mind. Many Catholics will find what we offer to be more accessible than some other alternatives which can be more time and commitment intensive.", said Rutherford.

You can find all the information you need to get started at ( There is also a forum available for Catholics to discuss the books at (

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 e-books.


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