Archives for August 2013

Weekly Giveaway : Waking Up Catholic

This week, author Chad Torgerson has kindly agreed to sponsor the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of his book Waking Up Catholic : A Guide to Catholic Beliefs for Converts, Reverts, and Anyone Becoming Catholic . Click here to read my review of this book.I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Click below to enter. The contest starts now and will end 12AM Friday 9/06 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck!a … [Read more...]

Waking Up Catholic : A Guide to Catholic Beliefs for Converts, Reverts, and Anyone Becoming Catholic

Waking Up Catholic: A Guide to Catholic Beliefs for Converts, Reverts, and Anyone Becoming Catholic details the journey of author Chad Torgerson's path to Catholicism. Throughout the book Chad presents his disputes against the Catholic faith and how, after further study he realized, Catholicism was right.In the early part of the book Chad discusses his desire to become a Christian minister. He also goes into some detail about how he debated and refuted Catholic beliefs. After some twist and … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Maura Poston Zagrans

Recently I completed my review of Maura's latest book Camerado, I Give You My Hand. That review can be found here. Below is our delightful interview exchange we recently completed.Q: Could you tell my readers how you found out about Father David Link and what inspired you to tell his story in your new book Camerado, I Give You My Hand?A: I was at the University of Notre Dame on April 29, 2010. My first book, Miracles Every Day (Doubleday Religion, June 2010) had not yet been released. At … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Camerado, I Give You My Hand

Camerado, I Give You My Hand: How a Powerful Lawyer-Turned-Priest Is Changing the Lives of Men Behind Bars is one of those books that tells an incredible personal story. Author Maura Poston Zagrans has brought to the readers the moving story of Father David Link. From lawyer, to college dean, father, widower and now priest. It is a story that has to be read to be believed.Maura takes the reader through the incredible life story of Father Dave in this well written and easily read volume. You … [Read more...]

Everyday Meditations by Blessed John Henry Newman

Blessed John Henry Newman is perhaps one of the most well-known converts to Catholicism in Church history. Thanks to Sophia Institute Press we now have a handy volume with select writings of this great man. Everyday Meditationsgives you an opportunity to increase your faith and learn a little on the spiritual thought of Blessed John Henry Newman. Taking it one step further the book provides a short biographical introduction to John Henry Newman by Bishop James D. Conley.The book contains 50 … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Daria Sockey

Q: In your book The Everyday Catholic’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours you devote an entire chapter to reasons for praying The Liturgy of The Hours. For those who have not read the book yet, could you give some highlights as to why the Liturgy of the Hours is so important and relevant today?A: There are so many reasons. First, this is liturgical prayer--like the mass. It's the daily public "sacrifice of praise" offered multiple times daily by Catholics of every state in life, all over the … [Read more...]