ACS Books is the publishing arm of The American Chesterton Society. Our first two books, short detective stories, were released in 2011. In March of 2012, we published The Hound of Distributism, a volume of essays on Chesterton’s economic theory of Distributism, which is attracting considerable interest during the current period of socio-economic malaise.
Check out our titles below!
The Catechism of Hockey
Available for Pre-Order
$14.95 • 204 pages • ISBN 978-0-9744495-0-0
Without the rules, there would be no hockey. And without the drills there would be no thrills. Why does the Church have so many rules? Why do we have to go to confession? Why do we need priests? And what’s the big deal with the Pope? If you have ever needed help explaining the faith to your children, your friends and family, or even your foes, this is your new playbook. The Catechism of Hockey is one of the most unlikely, but effective Catholic resources for the New Evangelization.
The Hound of Distributism:
A Solution for Our Social and Economic Crisis
Richard Aleman, Editor
Contributors include Dale Ahlquist, John Médaille, Joseph Pearce
$13.95 • 140 pages • ISBN 0-9744595-3-9
A collection of essays on Distributism, the economic theory inspired by the Catholic Church’s teaching and championed by famed writers G.K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc. Distributism is an alternative against the dispossession caused by the monopolizing ends of socialism and capitalism, which come at the expense of justice, the common good, and our natural resources.
Best Laid Plans
$19.95 • 352 pages • ISBN 978-0-9744495-2-0
88 bite-sized stories that twist and turn. Stories in this book were originally published in Gilbert Magazine, the magazine of the American Chesterton Society.
The Return of Father Brown
$13.95 • 179 pages • ISBN 09744495-1-2
John Peterson brings to life Father Brown, G.K. Chesterton’s famous priest-sleuth, in these 44 irresistible short stories that will baffle you till each startling solution.