CBB Review – The Story of the Bible: The Old Testament


TAN Books has just released two new book sets telling The Story of the Bible for children – one on the Old Testament and one on the New Testament. Now there are dozens of Bible storybooks for kids on the market - So my question was, “What makes this one so special?” Well, I’ve had the pleasure of viewing The Story of the Bible Volume I – The Old Testament and much to my delight this set is pretty exceptional. It is part of the TAN Homeschool line, and as a homeschooling parent of several childre … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Didache Bible


There are a number of Catholic Bible’s available today. These range in translation, content and appearance. I am often asked for what Bible I would recommend. In an effort to answer that question I will be spotlighting a number of different Bibles available from a number of different publishers over the next few weeks. My reviews will consist of a look at the appearance of each and focus on the most important factor of all, content. My hope is these reviews will help you decide the Bible that is … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Encountering Truth: Meeting God in the Everyday


Each morning at 6:45 something special occurs in the chapel at Saint Martha’s House in Rome. Located at the Vatican, this chapel is privy to the daily seven AM morning Mass of Pope Francis. The attendees of this Mass are recipients of some of the most intense homilies they have likely ever heard. As the Holy Father guides the attendees in catechesis he do so entirely unscripted. There is no prepared homily he brings with him. These morning homilies are given entirely as the Holy Spirit moves him … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers That Even I Can Offer


Everyone’s faith journey is different. Some are raised Catholic and some, like myself, convert. Those stories of conversion are a testament to the richness of the Catholic faith. Leah Libresco’s is not your ordinary conversion story. Leah came to the faith after spending years as an atheist. Not just any atheist, mind you. Leah is a fellow Patheos blogger who just so happened to start her blogging career when she was an atheist. On her blog Unequally Yoked, Leah was a well-followed, educated voi … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Filling Our Father’s House: What Converts Can Teach Us about Evangelization


Shaun McAfee is a former Evangelical Protestant that converted to the Catholic faith. The thing with converts is they can bring a particular energy to the faith that can renew and energize an entire parish. So what are some of the things converts and everyone can do to breath new life into their parishes? Shaun provides readers with a few suggestions in his latest book Filling Our Father's House: What Converts Can Teach Us about Evangelization.If you haven’t taken notice lately there is a su … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Broken Gods: Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart


Scripture and the Church Fathers tell us we are to be gods. Before you get too excited (and admittedly I furrowed my brow at that one myself) note that it is not god with a capital “G”. What it means is our Creator wishes us to have a personal relationship with Him simply because He cares and loves us each so much. Gregory Popcak does a fine job explaining all of this in his new book Broken Gods: Hope, Healing and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart.Psalm 82 states: “You are gods, sons of t … [Read more...]