CBB Review – The One-Minute Aquinas: The Doctor’s Quick Answers to Fundamental Questions

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Do you find the writings of Thomas Aquinas to be intimidating? Not sure where to start reading in the nearly     3,000 pages of text that he wrote? You're not alone and Kevin Vost has done us all a service with his recent book,The One-Minute Aquinas: The Doctor's Quick Answers to Fundamental Questions.The book is divided into three parts:  How Can We Be Happy - On Earth and in Heaven, God and Who is Christ? Each of these parts is broken down into relative chapters. These are each easily appr … [Read more...]

CBB Review: John XXIII (a short biography) and John Paul II (a short biography)

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April 27, 2014 marks the date when two great men in Church history will be elevated to sainthood. Angelo Roncalli, Pope John XXIII, and Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II, both made significant impacts on the Catholic Church and the world during their pontificates. Kerry Walters gives readers easy to digest but information packed sketches on each in his latest books John XXIII: A Short Biography and John Paul II: A Short Biography. You will do well by spending a little time with each. John XXIII … [Read more...]

CBB Review – St. Philomena: The Story of a Stubborn Little Princess

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Laura is back with another review. This week a book the entire family enjoyed!Sometimes you read a story and you just sit in awe and reflection afterwards. St. Philomena: The Story of a Stubborn Little Princess written by Courtney C. Filomena Lee is one of those extraordinary kinds of books. The day I sat down to look over this book, I figured I’d begin it while my little fella was napping. He’d been a little more than crabby that afternoon and I was just relieved to be able to sit down for s … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Light Is On For You: The Life-Changing Power of Confession

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Have you been neglecting the sacrament of reconciliation? Are you new to the faith and want to learn more of what Confession is all about? Are you a regular confessor but would like a refresher in the sacrament? Than look no further than this book, The Light Is On For You: The Life-Changing Power of Confession by Cardinal Donald Wuerl.The title of this book comes from the successful program of the same name that was started by Cardinal Wuerl and others. As the Cardinal states: “Leaving the l … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith

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Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith by Father Robert Barron has been a highly acclaimed book (and series originally airing on PBS) since it was first released in hardcover. Image Books is now re-releasing the book in paperback. I have read the entire book and it is a fantastic journey into some of the more prominent people, places and things that make the Catholic faith so beautiful and enriching. Image has gathered ten bloggers together each taking one of the ten chapters in the … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering

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The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Sufferingis the perfect meditation resource for Lent. Author Daniel P Horan, O.F.M. took the Good Friday talk on The Seven Last Words of Christ he gave in 2011 to his brother Franciscans in Manhattan and turned it into this book. His fresh perspective on this topic leaves us owing him a debt of gratitude for sharing it with us readers. Daniel states in the introduction “so often the good news of the Gospel becomes nothing more than a muted v … [Read more...]


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