CBB Review: The Visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich

A decade ago Angelico Press embarked upon what can be best called a labor of love. The have recently released the fruits of that labor. The three volume set The Visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich  (First Journeys of Jesus (Volume 1), The Journeys of Jesus Continue Till Just Before the Passion(Volume 2), The Final Teachings, Passion, & What Follows (Volume 3)) is like no other previously released edition. The books are printed in double-column, large text format and total a combined 1700 … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Transformed by God’s Word

Stephen Binz brings to readers an interesting new twist to contemplative Scripture study. Transformed by God's Word: Discovering the Power of Lectio and Visio Divina takes the Western practice of lectio divina the Eastern Orthodox use of iconography. This combination provides an amazingly complete method of scripture study in a book that will become a valuable resource for a long time.The book begins with an introduction that explains the history and what each method consists of. Lectio … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Last Priest Standing

Catholic fiction in recent years has been finally seeing the well-deserved light of day. When I first heard that Lambing Press was releasing a collection of short stories, written by a priest no less, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy. I was not disappointed and neither will you be.Father Richard Infante has assembled six stories released in various other venues and an all new seventh novella to form the book The Last Priest Standing. The majority of the stories include priests as the … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Messy and Foolish

Pope Francis during the 2013 World Youth Day festivities told us he wants us to make a mess. That’s right. And what does that mean? Go out and gets your hands dirty. Do something, anything to build Christ’s church. Don’t be afraid, just do it. Matthew Warner gives us a guide on just how to do that in his book Messy and Foolish: How to Make a Mess, Be a Fool, and Evangelize the World.Matthew tells us early in the book: “So our purpose - your purpose - is to help the God of the universe change … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – I Saw His Face: Powerful Moments of Christ’s Mercy

In this Year of Mercy there are undoubtedly going to be a number of books released on the topic of mercy. One such book is I Saw His Face: Powerful Moments of Christ’s Mercy by Father Michael T. Mitchell, LC. His book serves as a faithful witness to actual works of mercy happening in today’s world.The book has at its central core the personal experiences Father had with missionary work in Mexico and Haiti. Faced with people in need of God’s mercy we can each be the tool God uses to implement … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: The Seven Last Words

The seven last words or phrases are those spoken by our Savior Jesus Christ during his Passion. Father James Martin presents a wonderful meditation on the topic in his latest book Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus. The book came about from preaching Father Martin gave at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York at the invitation of Cardinal Timothy Dolan.The seven last phrases are those recorded in Scripture and are as follows. To give an idea of Father Martins … [Read more...]

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