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Expert Catholic Reviews of Field-Tested Products


Summer is fast approaching so it's time to get ready for the Catholic Summer Reading Program!


Each year Aquinas and More sponsors the only on-line Catholic summer reading program and like each past year, we need your help to get started.


We need reading suggestions.


We are looking for both fiction and non-fiction in the following categories:

  • Adult
  • Teen
  • Middle School
  • Children

To help us out, please visit the Catholic Book Discussion forum.


Behind the Counter: Catholic Product Advice from the Experts


To help get your summer reading list started we'll be offering you weekly picks from our staff.  Each book or movie has been thoroughly “field tested” so you'll get recommendations you can trust.  Our first set comes from James Rutherford, our General Manager.


Parallel Empires
Massimo Franco


“Parallel Empires explores the diplomatic history between the Vatican and the United States. It shows how strong anti-Catholic feelings in the U.S. nearly prevented diplomatic relations with the Vatican. Franco focuses on the strong union between George W. Bush and JPII and how the war in Iraq strained those ties.”

Brian J. Gail


“Fatherless is an engaging novel about the threats to life in America and the lack of men willing to take a stand.  This book is fast-paced and helps explain interesting topics like contraception, exorcism, and the marketing strategies that get you hooked on premium television.”

The Hidden Stream
Msgr. Ronald Knox


“With brilliant wit and clear analogies, Msgr. Knox unlocks some of the most fascinating mysteries of the Faith.  Starting with questions on the nature of religion and finishing with the resurrection of the body, Knox takes will take you on an exploration of the Faith that will remove the fog from important issues and have you seeing the Faith with crystal clarity.”

Faith, Reason and the War Against Jihadism
George Weigel


“A timely book about how to understand extreme Islam and the epic battle between Islam and the West.  Weigel carefully explains the basic tenets we must grasp if we are to win this cultural war.”

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Behind the Counter Staff Bio:


James Rutherford is the General Manager of Aquinas and More and has been with the company since 2004. He is a graduate of the University of Dallas, and enjoys reading various titles covering topics ranging from history to theology.


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  1. Please let me know when the The Parish Book of Chant is available. Thank you.

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