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This month’s theme is faith—those compasses of belief, religious or otherwise, that guide our life. Today we’re closing out our monthly book club with reflections on that theme from Atlantic writers. If you haven’t been following along, here’s what you’ve missed.

In an expansive conversation on the forums, members discussed depictions of faith in literature with input from Rosa Inocencio Smith, an editor on the Atlantic’s Culture desk, and guest comments from Emma Green and Isabel Fattal, Atlantic writers on religion. In this issue of The Masthead, Rosa spins out a big idea inspired by the discussion. And we’ve got some song picks from Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic’s music writer, to listen to as you read our community’s recommendations.

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