CBB Review – The Biblezon Catholic Tablet


If you are a frequent reader of my work here at The Catholic Book Blogger you may have guessed that I am a bit of a tech guy. I like gadgets that make life easy. Now in saying that there are gadgets that are epic failures and more cumbersome than good. I was recently afforded the opportunity to try a new device out and I have to say this is a winner. The Biblezon tablet for Catholics was designed to bring your faith to a more accessible level all the while eliminating the … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Joy to the World


The advent season is a period of waiting and anticipation. Unfortunately during that anticipation we can often become distracted and wrapped up in the secular meaning of the season. Fortunately there are a number of books we can read to get us back on track. One of those is the latest from Scott Hahn, Joy to the World: How Christ's Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does).Scott takes us on a mini-retreat to discover what the true meaning of Christmas is. He details the many people, places … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Verbum Foundation 6


If you have any desire to enter into deep study of scripture than look no further than the line of products offered by Verbum. Haven't heard of Verbum? Than this review is for you. Verbum is the Catholic version of Logos Bible Study software. They have recently released version 6 and to sum it up in one word this software is powerful.The core of the software begins with your library. This review will be based on the Verbum 6 Foundation library. When you first open Verbum you are greeted … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Advent: Preparing for Christ, Cycle B study


Advent 2014 has arrived and just like Lent its a perfect opportunity to study your faith. Particular focus can be spent on study of the arrival of the Messiah. Catholic Scripture Study International has recently released a new study in their growing number of resources. Advent: Preparing for Christ, Cycle B is a four week study to help up us in our Advent reflection this year. As noted in the introduction “Advent is a time to be more intentional in our relationship with Christ; to renew it and i … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Daily Devotions for Advent 2014


Advent can serve as a season of reflection and enrichment for us all. However, we must focus on “the reason for the season” to do that and not get swept up in the secular hustle and bustle of the world around us. To do that there are a number of resources available and Ave Maria Press has recently released one such resource. Daily Devotions for Advent 2014 (The Living Gospel) is the newest addition to their Living Gospel series. Father Scott Hurd is the author who guides us on an Advent journey t … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living


Everyone during their lives is faced with an option. That option is whether we continue to do things for ourselves or we choose to do things for others is adherence to God’s will. In her new book The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living author Lisa Hendey uses examples from her own life to show how we can make the right decision. Her approach is effective and leaves the reader with much to consider.The book consists of eight chapters, one on each selected virtue the title alludes t … [Read more...]