Daily Books

As well as the normal Universalis content, we now offer you the possibility of reading some additional books in instalments, as part of any of the Universalis pages.

New feature: The name “Daily Books” isn’t fully accurate any more because you can read a book in weekly instalments as well as daily ones. For instance, you could decide to read “The Mass in Slow Motion” on Sundays after the Readings at Mass page.


Because the instalment format is a perfect discipline. It gives one enough to chew over for each day. It also means that a book won’t be rushed through to get it over with, or abandoned and left unfinished.

Which books?

The list is growing. At the time this page was written, it included the following:

Free books

Paid books

The paid books are available in the Android and iPhone/iPad apps only. You can read a number of instalments as a free sample, and then (if you want) buy the whole book as an in-app purchase.

How to set it up

Tap once, anywhere on the text in the page, to make the toolbar appear:

Now tap the “ⓘ” button to make the menu appear, then choose "Daily Books" from the menu.

To choose a book, tap it. You will see full details about the book and a switch marked “Read this book”. If you decide you want to read this book, turn that switch ON, and this is what you will see:

You can now choose which page you want this book to be part of, and whether you want to read it daily or weekly. The possible settings are:

Buying books

Some books need to be bought before you can read them. In that case, the book details will look a little different:


How it works

Each book instalment is preceded by a toolbar that looks like this:

The leftmost and rightmost buttons let you go back and forward, one instalment at a time.

The button in the middle brings up a menu which lists all the book’s chapters. It also lets you close the book.

There is another toolbar at the bottom, like this:

The cog-wheel in the middle takes you back to the details of the book. For instance, you can use it to change the day of the week on which you want the book to appear.