Des Moines Iowa's Catholic Book & Gift Source

Books are the most wonderful friends in the world. When you meet them and pick them up, they are always ready to give you a few ideas. When you put them down, they never get mad; when you take them up again, they seem to enrich you all the more.”
Fulton J. Sheen, Life Is Worth Living


Store Hours

Monday - Friday:  10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed
Divine Treasures Storefront

Divine Treasures Catholic Book and Gift Source
5701 Hickman Road  •  Des Moines, Iowa 50310
515-255-5230  Toll-Free: 1-877-206-2220

Monday - Friday:  10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Welcome to Divine Treasures...

Divine Treasures Catholic Book and Gift Source of Des Moines, Iowa, was founded in 1992 after one of our founders made a pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Yugoslavia.

Our mission is to  fulfill a call to help Catholics know, love and keep their faith with a burning hope in our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church.

We are a source of all the great Catholic books, beautiful bibles, rosaries and other sacramentals, and gift items for First Communion, Baptism and more. All our employees love the richness of their Catholic faith and can recommend just the right books to help you grow in yours.

Visit our "Readers Book Blog" and tell us what you are reading and how it helped you grow in your faith.

We love our Lord and His Church. We love what we do and consider it our ministry.

Come in today. We would love to visit with you and help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Looking for something special? Contact us and if we don't have it, we can probably get it for you.
515-255-5230  •  1-877-206-2220

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“Mercy in the City” by Kerry Weber


Posted by Yveline Johnson “Mercy in the City” by Kerry Weber is only the second book I managed to finish reading in three years!  Quite a feat for me I must say.  Her writing is unpretentious and funny and yet is able to convey to the reader the depth and the height of our Catholic…

If You Really Loved Me – By Jason Evert


Posted by Katherine Bourne What a wonderful book for teens and young adults! Jason Evert nails it on the head every time. This is a fast, easy read and it covers almost every aspect of Church teaching on sexual morality and finding true, authentic love. Highly recommend it!

Something Other Than God


Posted by Mary Beth Beacom What does Christianity look like to someone who was raised with no religious or spiritual training ?  Is it even possible to acknowledge God when you have been raised an atheist ? i have been following Jenifer Fulwiler’s blog, “Conversion Diary” for the past several years, fascinated by the incredible…

A Children’s Book That Belongs in Every Easter Basket


Posted by Lisa Schmidt Three years ago, my husband Joel and I traveled on a “Footsteps of St. Paul pilgrimage” to Rome, Greece, and Turkey. During one of our excursions in Lindos, Greece, we had the opportunity to tour the acropolis on top of that ancient city. For reference, Lindos is built on the side…

Out of the Pocket – by Blythe Stanfel


Posted by: Danielle Weis I was very excited to read this book, as it was written by a former teacher of mine. However, I was concerned that I would not be able to relate, as the book was written for and about adolescent males. Boy, were my concerns way off! I very much enjoyed this book,…

A Catholic Mother Speaks to Her Children


Posted by: Elizabeth A Martina A Catholic Mother was written originally in the 1870s by Marie, Countess de Flavigny, later published by The Catholic Encyclopedia in 1906 and recently republished and edited by a new publishing house, Lanternarius Press. It is a shame that there are not more advice books for elementary aged children. Using…

Small Steps for Catholic Moms


Posted by Lisa Schmidt The book Small Steps for Catholic Moms: Your Daily Call to Think, Pray, and Act by Danielle Bean and Elizabeth Foss, was originally published years ago and has now been updated and republished under the Books series in partnership with Ave Maria Press. Small Steps offers daily prompts and suggestions — three small steps — for…

A Different Kind of Cell: The Story of a Murderer who became a Monk – W. Paul Jones


Posted by Tom Maly Forward by Sr. Helen Prejean  – William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company – Grand Rapids MI/Cambridge U.K.  2011 This is the story of Clayton Fountain, who in 1980 was found guilty of 5 murders and 101 infractions of federal prison rules. He was named “The most feared man in federal custody.” In…

In Quest of the Jewish Mary


Posted by Jean Smith I read In Quest of the Jewish Mary: The Mother of Jesus in History, Theology, and Spirituality.  The very knowledgeable author, Sister Mary Christine Athans begins by describing how other religions view Mary.  I found fascinating how the doctrinal and devotional views about Mary have changed and evolved throughout Catholic Church…

Yours Is the Church: How Catholicism Shapes Our World by Mike Aquilina


Posted by: Lee Burleson As a relatively new convert that has been close to the Catholic church for many years, I have heard and read many claims across the spectrum of disposition. Most of popular culture will say that the Church is an enemy – impeding the progress of science and freedom – but this…

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