CBB Review – Ministers and Martyrs: The Ultimate Guide to the Apostolic Age


A.D. The Bible Continues: Ministers & Martyrs tells the story of the early Church. Author Mike Aquilina takes us to the early days of Christianity to give the reader an overview of what exactly those first days after Pentecost were like. It serves as a great introduction to this period as well as the perfect companion book to the latest project from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, A.D. The Bible Continues.It becomes pretty evident in the early pages of the book that the Apostles, and in … [Read more...]

CBB Review – A.D. The Bible Continues: Catholic Viewers Guide

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On the night of Easter Sunday NBC will be debuting the latest series from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. A.D. The Bible Continues tells the story of the early Church and first christians. Sophia Institute Press has been named publisher for books related to the 12-part series. Today I will be reviewing their book A.D. The Bible Continues: The Catholic Viewer's Guide by Veronica Burchard. For those preparing to watch the series this is a great guide and rest assured I am only going to discuss the … [Read more...]

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


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


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


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


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...]