CBB Review: New Testament Basics for Catholics

John Bergsma is back with a follow up to his very popular book Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History. This time around he tackles the New Testament exclusively in New Testament Basics for Catholics. This is a longer volume than the first, coming in at nearly 100 pages more. Considering the first book covered all 27 books of the Bible you can quickly see that this is going to be a highly detailed look at the New Testament.If you have read his first offering, you will … [Read more...]

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2015 Top Ten Picks

What a year 2015 was. It seemed as soon as I finished a book, three more showed up for review consideration. What follows are my top picks of the 50 books I read this past year. I have stated before and will repeat again, these picks by no means lessen the others……they stood out to me as the best of the best shall we say. Without further delay here are the Catholic Book Bloggers top ten of 2015. Praying for Priests: A Mission for the New Evangelization by Kathleen BeckmanThis was one of t … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Keeping Mary Close

The faithful of the Church have held a special place of honor for Mary for centuries. This began in the very early years of the Church and continues today. In their new book Keeping Mary Close: Devotion to Our Lady through the Ages, co-authors Mike Aquilina and Father Frederick Gruber take a close look at how devotion to Mary developed. They focus on the early Church Fathers and practices of the early Christians to show readers the evidence that Mary has always held a special place in the hearts … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Caritas Press Rosary Meditation books

Caritas Press has recently released a six book series of rosary meditations for the entire family. There is a book for fathers, mothers, grandparents, children, teenagers and altar servers. For this review a member of our family took one of the books to write about.A Father’s Heart: Rosary Meditations for Dads reviewed by PeteFather Doug Lorigpresents fathers with a series of meditations that takes the mysteries of the rosary and effectively ties them to the everyday challenges of f … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Sacred Reading

There are a multitude of resources for daily prayer on the market today. Ave Maria Press and the Apostleship of Prayer have presented readers with another option. Sacred Reading: The 2016 Guide to Daily Prayer is based upon the ancient practice of lectio divina. It is a useful tool that will help you understand scripture more deeply in the coming year.Each day the reader is presented with the daily Gospel reading. Built around that Gospel reading is a six-step process for prayer and … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – First and Goal

When it comes to the NFL these days it’s hard to see any good news past the multiple reports of players involved in domestic violence. Youth of today have quite frankly been let down by multiple players whom they should be able to look to as leaders and role models. Recently I had an opportunity to review the book First and Goal: What Football Taught Me About Never Giving Up by former NFL player Jake Byrne. I must say it was refreshing to see a sports player who most definitely can be looked to a … [Read more...]

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