CBB Review: Proclaiming the Message of Life

Father Frank Pavone is the well-known director for Priests for Life, the largest pro-life organization in the Church today. He brings his message to a new book for both homilists and laity alike. Proclaiming the Message of Life: Weekly Reflections from the Lectionary is a fantastic resource for meditation various pro-life themes.Part One of the book lays the groundwork for what’s ahead. “I wrote these pages to help priests and deacons preach, in truth and compassion, about what the United Sta … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: The Little Flower Workbook

Review by Laura SocksFor years TAN Books has carried a great line of historical fiction novels for young readers about some of the greatest saints. The author of this series, Mary Fabyan Wideatt, is well known for her beloved books which help children grow in virtue while reading about the lives of these holy men and women. This year TAN has begun to create companion workbooks to accompany this wonderful book series. The first Windeatt Workbook companion is based on Mary Fabyan Windeatt’s b … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Works of Love are Works of Peace

Review by Pete SocksIgnatius Press has recently released a softcover photobook tribute to the life of soon-to-be saint Mother Teresa. Works of Love Are Works of Peace: Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity is a project that was four years in the making and containing some 180 photographs taken over a ten-year period by photographer Michael Collopy. It was also a project that received Mother Teresa’s blessing. As Mother Teresa herself states in the forward; “Let us pray that this book … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Pillar and Bulwark

Review by Michele Craig“I do believe that Christ is calling all of His children home to the Church, but I also believe He does this according to His own schedule, His own timetable.  Conversion is always a work of grace, in which God opens our hearts and minds to His truth;  it is not merely an intellectual awakening to new information.”  So says one of the main characters, Father Bourque, in Marcus Grodi’s novel Pillar & Bulwark.Pillar & Bulwark is the second novel by Marcus Grod … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Red, White, Blue and Catholic

We have been hearing a lot about “Making America Great Again” this election cycle. As Catholics, this approach should be much more than a simple campaign slogan. Author Stephen P. White provides a guide that goes beyond a political campaign and to the heart of how Catholics can live a faith-filled life as American citizens today. Red, White, Blue, and Catholic is the name of the book and it is a beacon in this dark night we find our country currently in. The book has been acclaimed as “an indis … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Take Five: On-The-Job Meditations with St. Ignatius

There are a countless number of saints we can use as our example on the journey. Saint Ignatius of Loyola is one such example and a fine one to learn from at that. Ignatius led a life of consumption from goods to women to alcohol. He knew how to party and live the secular life to the full. This all changed after a debilitating war injury led him to God. Upon discovering God and realizing he had been wasting his years prior, he put equal if not more energy into helping others and spreading God’s w … [Read more...]

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