CBB Interview with Mark Hart

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PETE:  You lead your book Behold the Mystery off with a general synopsis of its contents. In effect it was written to bring those bored by the Mass to a deeper understanding of what they are witnessing at Mass. This seems to be a problem that many people suffer from. What do you feel leads people to the state of boredom and dryness when it comes to the Mass?MARK HART: We live in a screen-based culture saturated with noise and images. All of us, regardless of age, are constantly bombarded … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – Behold the Mystery & Jesus Speaks to Me about the Mass

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This week The Word Among Us Press sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Behold the Mystery: A Deeper Understanding of the Mass by Mark Hart (you can read the review here) and Jesus Speaks to Me about the Mass by Angela Burrin (you can read the review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Friday 7/04 with a winner being announced later that day. … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Behold the Mystery: A Deeper Understanding of the Catholic Mass

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There is beauty and richness to the Mass that sometimes people forget. Cradle Catholics and converts alike all hit a dry spell at some point in their spiritual journey. One of the main reasons is that many have a lack of understanding or appreciation for what they are witnessing, and indeed, participating in, each time they attend Mass. Mark Hart delivers solid evidence and insight that will leave the reader with a much needed deeper understanding. This is accomplished in his latest book Behold … [Read more...]

Kids Corner Review – Jesus Speaks to Me about the Mass

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One of the most important things Catholic parents can do is to pass on to their children the love of the Mass. Children are given their first missal to help guide them through the actions of the Mass, but what’s missing in these little guides is a true understanding of the Mass. Children have to be taught how to fully participate in this Holy Sacrifice. Jesus Speaks to Me about the Mass by Angela M. Burrin is a wonderful children’s book to help parents in this very important task. With this book … [Read more...]

New and Notables – June 2014

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Welcome back to this recurring feature at The Catholic Book Blogger. As a book reviewer I get access to early or hot off the presses books from many Catholic publishers. My goal is to share a few titles each post that have either just released or are soon to be released. These are books I am looking forward to reading and think you might be too.The Little Oratory: A Beginner's Guide to Praying in the Home by David Clayton and Leila Lawler Release Date: Available Now From the Publisher … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – Secret to Happiness and Be Not Afraid

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This week Pauline Books and Media sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Secret to Happiness: Wisdom from John XXIII compiled by Donna Giaimo, FSP and Be Not Afraid: Wisdom from John Paul II compiled by Marianne Lorraine Trouve, FSP. Click here to read my review of this book. I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Friday 6/27 with a winner being … [Read more...]


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