CBB Review – The American Catholic Almanac: The Conewago Chapel


The American Catholic Almanac: A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson is one of those books you will return to again and again. A fine resource that could be used for homeschooling or self - enrichment the books daily readings are wide ranging and cover the gambit of Catholicism in the history of the United States.Image Books has asked me to participate in their blog tour of the book. Each blogger was … [Read more...]

CBB Review – My Sisters the Saints a dual review


This week brings a unique review here at The Catholic Book Blogger. We were asked by Image Books to review My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir by Colleen Carroll Campbell for its new release in paperback. I had reviewed this book early last year upon its initial release. This time my wife Laura provides her review and I have mine, a dual review of this book from a female perspective and a male perspective. Enjoy.LAURA’S REVIEW:Our struggles in life sometimes have us feeling that we … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Feasts


The celebrations of the Catholic Church are much more than a requirement. They are a glimpse into the faith itself. The yearly cycle from Sunday Mass in Ordinary Time to the grand feasts of Easter and Christmas are a living catechism for all to enjoy. Co - authors Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina explain the importance of feasts in their latest book The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics. Early on in the introduction the following is stated and gives the reader a real … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Saint John Paul The Great: His Five Loves


"They try to understand me from outside. But I can only be understood from inside." These words were spoken by Saint John Paul II in regards to the multiple attempts made to write his biography. In his book Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves, Jason Evert attempts to take a look inside this beloved Pope....and pulls it off quite well. As Jason states in the introduction "the aim of this work is to paint a portrait of the Holy Father by examining his five loves".The book starts off with … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Catholic by Choice


No two conversion stories are the same. Every person has their own unique story to how they were led to the Catholic faith. For some, the road to the Catholic Church can take years. Every conversion story is worth reading as the struggles and reasons for joining the Church can help us on our own faith journeys. Richard Cole details his own conversion story in Catholic by Choice: Why I Embraced the Faith, Joined the Church, and Embarked on the Adventure of a Lifetime. He offers a story sometimes … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Evangelizing Catholics

Scott Hahn provides the laity with an important and useful guide to the new evangelization with his book Evangelizing Catholics: A Mission Manual for the New Evangelization. He educates readers on what the new evangelization is, what it is not and how to successfully share your faith. Our current Pope and the two before him have all spoke of the new evangelization and Scott Hahn delivers a book that helps guide us to successfully accomplishing the mission. The book is divided into three main … [Read more...]