CBB Review – A Christmas Carol: Paraclete Press edition

One of the classics of Christmas has to be Charles Dickens’ timeless tale A Christmas Carol. The story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from an ill-tempered man into a kinder and more loving person withstands the test of time. Who can forget the visitations by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future? The unforgettable characters like Bob Cratchit and his son Tiny Tim have earned a place in Christmas tradition forever.Paraclete Press has recently released a paperback edition of th … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Fearless: Conquer Your Demons and Love with Abandon

Review by Michele Craig “Satan and the demons may be implicated in all the disasters and woes of human life, at least as far as they are related to sin, but the biblical record makes it perfectly evident that Satan’s power exists principally in his supreme ability to hide and deceive.” So says author Sonja Corbitt in her new book Fearless: Conquer Your Demons and Love with Abandon. “Sound frightening?” asks Sonja. “ It need not; I promise to show you why in the coming chapters. In fact, I am r … [Read more...]

CBB Review AND Giveaway: Formed

Have you heard of the online platform FORMED.org? It is one of the fastest growing Catholic programs in the country. Basically, Formed is a Netflix-like video-on-demand and digital content subscription service that features the best audio, video, e-books and feature-length films from some of the world’s most credible Catholic sources, such as the Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, Lighthouse Catholic Media, St. Joseph Communications and Word on Fire ministries. Here are a few examples of what i … [Read more...]

CBB Review: A Daily Defense

Have you ever had someone ask you a question about the Catholic faith and you did not know how to respond? Perhaps you thought you had a good answer but you were afraid you might be wrong so you chose not to discuss it? There is a new book out and it does an excellent job arming readers with the info they need to be better informed about the faith and better equipped to defend it. The book is called A Daily Defense: 365 Days ( plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist and author Jimmy Akin has … [Read more...]

CBB Review: From Humdrum to Holy

Review by Julie AbellWith all the books I have been reading in order to review them for you, you would think I would have the topic of this book down, but From Humdrum to Holy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Living Like a Saint by Fr. Ed Broom had me doing even more thinking…and doing! It seems that no matter how much one learns about being a disciple of Christ the more there is to learn.  The material in this book is a combination of guidance that may be considered typical and guidance that pushes … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Cajun Storm: God’s Servant First

James (Jay) Toups brings to the forefront the struggles Louisiana faced in the days and months following what has become known as the Cajun Storm. Haven’t heard of it? Not surprising, as the media and government largely ignored the devastation wrought by this once in a thousand year flood that struck in August 2016. Jay writes about the tragedy and the triumph in his latest book The Cajun Storm: God's Servant First.As I worked my way through this book I was at first overwhelmed by the size o … [Read more...]