CBB Review: Icons, The Essential Collection

Some of the most beautiful pieces of art are not meant to be art at all. Icons are created by professional iconographers to tell a story without words. They either focus on a person or saint or they portray an event about the faith. They also serve as wonderful sources for prayer. Recently Sister Faith Riccio compiled a book titled Icons: The Essential Collection. This book is a perfect prayer companion and small enough to carry to a chapel or church setting for Eucharistic adoration.Sister … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – The Church is Our Mother

Review by Michele Craig“A mother journeys with her children all the way through their lives. She does not abandon her maternal mission when they are grown, though that mission certainly takes on different characteristics. The Church, too, accompanies us every step of the way. While baptism gives us birth into the Church, the other sacraments in their own way also nurture our souls as needed.”Gina Loehr continues by explaining how our Mother, the Church, “mothers” us through all of the Hol … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Three Kings, Ten Mysteries

Grzegorz Gorny reveals the hidden story behind the Epiphany in his new book Three Kings, Ten Mysteries: The Secrets of Christmas and Epiphany. Anyone with a keen observation is well aware that the story of the Magi is only briefly touched upon in the Scripture. The story of the Three Kings is based upon a single reference in the second chapter of the book of Matthew. Their appearance is brief yet filled with symbolism.  However, this briefly covered event in the New Testament often leads people … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: The Love That Made Mother Teresa

Review by  Julie AbellI remember the moment I heard about Mother Teresa dying. I was nursing my brand new baby, my first-born. I did not know much about her at the time and until I read this book, The Love that Made Mother Teresa I still did not know much even though she was just canonized on September 4th.   So I picked up this book and endeavored to learn about this saint who was on this earth up until September 4, 1997, and learn I did.What I really enjoyed about author David Scott’s b … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – A Christmas Carol: Paraclete Press edition

One of the classics of Christmas has to be Charles Dickens’ timeless tale A Christmas Carol. The story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from an ill-tempered man into a kinder and more loving person withstands the test of time. Who can forget the visitations by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future? The unforgettable characters like Bob Cratchit and his son Tiny Tim have earned a place in Christmas tradition forever.Paraclete Press has recently released a paperback edition of th … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Fearless: Conquer Your Demons and Love with Abandon

Review by Michele Craig “Satan and the demons may be implicated in all the disasters and woes of human life, at least as far as they are related to sin, but the biblical record makes it perfectly evident that Satan’s power exists principally in his supreme ability to hide and deceive.” So says author Sonja Corbitt in her new book Fearless: Conquer Your Demons and Love with Abandon. “Sound frightening?” asks Sonja. “ It need not; I promise to show you why in the coming chapters. In fact, I am r … [Read more...]

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