Letters from Heaven
St. Francis de Sales recommends: “Have always at hand some approved book of devotion […], and read a little of them every day with as much devotion as if you were reading a letter which those saints had sent you from heaven to show you the way to it, and encourage you to come.” (Introduction to the Devout Life)
Best of the best
But not all books are equal. The Church has wisely pointed out several authors and several books as universally helpful and safe to help guide souls on the path of virtue and away from vice. This website contains a manually curated collection of such books. It’s essentially a “best of the best” list of all Catholic books.
The best part is, these books are free to all! Because their copyrights have expired, these classics have been scanned and turned into digital copies, which can be shared freely and offered to the general public without price.
Start with the Classics
Not sure where to start? Check out the Classics section, which is the list of books the Church has especially recommended. Most of these books are still sold by Catholic book-sellers today, and our pages for these books also often contain a link where you can purchase a physical copy.