CBB Review – The Way of the Passion: Forty Stations with Jesus

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The Way of the Passion: Forty Stations with Jesus is a companion book that leads readers into a deeper understanding of our Lord’s Passion. Julien Chilcott-Monk provides readers with an insightful look into the Passion by combining Scripture readings, poetry, prayers and mediations. It’s a book of great value and by the end of it you will grow in understanding and love for what Jesus endured for us.Julien takes the traditional fourteen Stations of the Cross and expands them into forty. The bo … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Cultivating God’s Garden Through Lent

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If there is one thing that is a guarantee during Lent it’s that there will be plenty of new faith enriching books to choose from. Some of those books set themselves apart with the topics they cover. A few of them are that original that they could be read outside of the Lenten season for enrichment. Margaret Rose Realy has given one of those books in her book Cultivating God's Garden Through Lent.What really set this book apart was how Margaret wove the subject of gardening and nature in ge … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Bringing Lent Home series

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This is a dual review by both my wife Laura and I. The first part of this review focuses on Laura’s review of Bringing Lent Home with St. Therese of Lisieux: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families released in 2014. The second part is my review of Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families released in 2015. Both are by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle.God has many ways to help us grow closer to Him.  Lent is one way.  Children are anoth … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Catholic Advantage: Why Health, Happiness, and Heaven Await the Faithful

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Sometimes a book passes in front of me that approaches a topic that I would not actively search out to read about. The Catholic Advantage: Why Health, Happiness, and Heaven Await the Faithful is one of those books. As is usually the case by the end of the book I am glad I gave it a chance. Author Bill Donohue gives a compelling argument on how one’s view on religion and their religious practices can impact their health and overall outlook on life. He bases his theory around what he calls the Th … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Lenten studies from Catholic Scripture Study International

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Catholic Scripture Study International has a wide range of Faith studies and Bible Studies. The more of them I review the more I like the product CSS is putting out. This time around I am reviewing two Lenten related studies. The first is Jesus’ Passion: The Story of Redemptive Suffering. The second is The Road to Redemption a study for Cycle B.Jennifer Phelps is the author of Jesus’ Passion: The Story of Redemptive Suffering. This particular study does not have a dedicated DVD set as with ot … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Slubgrip Instructs: Fifty Days with the Devil

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In 2009 Fr. Dwight Longenecker first introduced readers to the diabolical Master Templar Slubgrip. In the book The Gargoyle Code: Lenten Letters between a Master Tempter and his diabolical Trainee, Slubgrip writes daily to his trainee devil Dogwart. He gave advice to Dogwart on how to tempt a young Catholic. The book is clearly a tip of the hat to C.S.Lewis’ classic The Screwtape Letters. If you enjoyed your first encounter with Slubgrip you will be pleased with Fr. Longenecker’s latest book Slu … [Read more...]


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