CBB Interview with Paul Thigpen

PETE: What was your motivation behind writing your new book Manual for Spiritual Warfare?PAUL THIGPEN: I was motivated by several factors.First, I’ve had multiple personal encounters with demonic powers that have confirmed for me what Sacred Scripture and Tradition teach about spiritual warfare. Yet I find many people, even Catholics and other Christians, who have adopted the modern secular notion that belief in the Devil and other demons is an outdated superstition. So I wanted to write … [Read more...]

CBB interview with Kathleen Beckman

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PETE: What has been your inspiration behind the new book Praying for Priests: A Mission for the New Evangelization and apostolate of prayer for clergy and vocations?  KATHLEEN BECKMAN: The Congregation for the Clergy in Rome is the inspiration behind this mission of intercessory prayer for priests and spiritual motherhood. I was first made aware of the Holy See’s initiative in 2007 through Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women. Since 1991, I have served in leadership of Ma … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Diana von Glahn

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PETE: How did you come up with the concept for The Faithful Traveler?  DIANA VON GLAHN: Eleven years ago, my husband David and I were planning our honeymoon to Paris and the Loire Valley. Around that time, we had been watching a lot of the Travel Channel, and we noticed that while the shows sometimes visited Catholic sites, they usually spoke of them with a lack of understanding. We thought it’d be great if there was a travel show that looked good enough for the Travel Channel, but t … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Nancy C. Belanger

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This week Laura and I both conduct the author interview.PETE: What inspired you to write Olivia and the Little Way?NANCY C. BELANGER: A lack of Catholic fiction for pre-teens and nudges from The Holy Spirit and St. Therese, I believe. I was just so tired of the dark, foreboding novels I was seeing for this age group in the bookstores. Black covers, stories about vampires and evil people. Such darkness! Our children deserve so much better.LAURA: You founded Harvey House Publishing in … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Scott Hahn

PETE: Of the numerous books you have written this is your first on Christmas. What drew you to writing Joy to the World?SCOTT HAHN: Christmas! I hardly need another reason. Christmas is the holiday that even secularists can’t give up. Yet it’s so much more than they know. It’s more than the sales, more than the TV specials, more than the family togetherness. It’s the turning point in history. It’s a crisis — a drama of epic proportions involving world rulers and their armies, astronomical spe … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Lisa Hendey

PETE: Your new book, Grace of Yes, seems to have become a banner holder for a saying yes to God movement. Why is having the grace of yes so important in our lives?LISA HENDEY: Thanks for inviting me into this conversation Pete.The more work that I do around The Grace of Yes, the more I realize that my “Yes” to God is at the heart of my existence. Giving myself fully to God’s will for my life fuels my work, my relationships, my intellectual pursuits and the way I view the world around me. … [Read more...]


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