The mind matters: Why reading and thinking are good for the soul

Vol. 6 | No. 13 | July 2, 2021

On the cover: For a Christian, how important is taking care of the mind? This year’s “Books Issue” has a few ideas. On Page 10, Mike Aquilina interviews Catholic convert and writer Zena Hitz on her new book about “the pleasures of the intellectual life.” On Page 14, Angelus contributors share their picks for the best new books of the pandemic. And on Page 18, Elise Italiano Ureneck reviews a groundbreaking new book by a scholar with autism who sees his condition as an intellectual gift from God.

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