CBB Review: Racketeer for Life

Joseph Scheidler is an important figure in the pro-life movement. If you have never heard of him, than you are missing out on a key part of the last 40 years of pro-life activism. Joe is the founder and National Director of the Pro-Life Action League. He has been can the godfather of pro-life activism and now you can read his story in his new book Racketeer for Life: Fighting the Culture of Death from the Sidewalk to the Supreme Court.Whether you find yourself an active participant of the … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Help for Suffering Humanity: Mary Help of Christians

They say good things come in small packages. I’d like to add that powerful books come in small page counts. Such is the case with a book I recently read called Help for Suffering Humanity: Mary, Help of Christians by the Rosary Doctor, Brian Kiczek. What he has done to promote the numerous ways in which the Blessed Virgin Mary has helped, and continues to help mankind in just a short 75 pages is nothing short of remarkable.He leads the book off with a great chapter on exactly how Mary became … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Icons, The Essential Collection

Some of the most beautiful pieces of art are not meant to be art at all. Icons are created by professional iconographers to tell a story without words. They either focus on a person or saint or they portray an event about the faith. They also serve as wonderful sources for prayer. Recently Sister Faith Riccio compiled a book titled Icons: The Essential Collection. This book is a perfect prayer companion and small enough to carry to a chapel or church setting for Eucharistic adoration.Sister … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Church is Our Mother

Review by Michele Craig“A mother journeys with her children all the way through their lives. She does not abandon her maternal mission when they are grown, though that mission certainly takes on different characteristics. The Church, too, accompanies us every step of the way. While baptism gives us birth into the Church, the other sacraments in their own way also nurture our souls as needed.”Gina Loehr continues by explaining how our Mother, the Church, “mothers” us through all of the Hol … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Three Kings, Ten Mysteries

Grzegorz Gorny reveals the hidden story behind the Epiphany in his new book Three Kings, Ten Mysteries: The Secrets of Christmas and Epiphany. Anyone with a keen observation is well aware that the story of the Magi is only briefly touched upon in the Scripture. The story of the Three Kings is based upon a single reference in the second chapter of the book of Matthew. Their appearance is brief yet filled with symbolism.  However, this briefly covered event in the New Testament often leads people … [Read more...]

CBB Review: The Love That Made Mother Teresa

Review by  Julie AbellI remember the moment I heard about Mother Teresa dying. I was nursing my brand new baby, my first-born. I did not know much about her at the time and until I read this book, The Love that Made Mother Teresa I still did not know much even though she was just canonized on September 4th.   So I picked up this book and endeavored to learn about this saint who was on this earth up until September 4, 1997, and learn I did.What I really enjoyed about author David Scott’s b … [Read more...]