CBB Review – Angels and Saints


In his latest book Angels and Saints: A Biblical Guide to Friendship with God's Holy Ones, Scott Hahn leads the reader on a journey to discover the heavenly realm of the spiritual. As always he presents his topic deeply rooted in scriptual facts. You will come away from this book with the realization that angels and saints truly are our friends along our journey of life. The book is divided into two parts. The first part details what it means to be holy and a saint. The distinction is made … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Urgency of the New Evangelization: Answering the Call


“As Christian culture collapses and we again face a situation that has more in common with the early Church than anything we’ve known in our lifetime, the words of the early Church become more and more meaningful and applicable.” These are the words of author Ralph Martin. They appear later in the book but I feel adequately describe the situation our society is faced with. Dr. Martin uses his latest book The Urgency of the New Evangelization: Answering the Call to tell us why and how we can addre … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Through, With, and In Him

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There are many books on the market about prayer. Sometimes one comes along that takes a unique approach to the topic. Such is the case with the recently released Through, With, and In Him: The Prayer Life of Jesus and How to Make It Our Own. Author Shane Kapler's approach to prayer (as the title suggests) is to look at the prayer life of Jesus Christ himself. Its an approach that works and one that reveals a prayer life we can all learn from.First and foremeost Shane does a superb job … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Jesus: A Pilgrimage


Jesus: A Pilgrimage, the latest book by Father James Martin, is one of those rare books that come along once in a lifetime. Based upon his personal journey to the Holy Land in 2012, the book is hard to fit into any one category. Part journal, part bible study, and part personal reflection, this book is one thing if nothing else…….exceptional.Story after story is depicted in this manner. First you will find out how Father Martin made it to the site than the details from the Gospels are laid ou … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The One-Minute Aquinas: The Doctor’s Quick Answers to Fundamental Questions


Do you find the writings of Thomas Aquinas to be intimidating? Not sure where to start reading in the nearly     3,000 pages of text that he wrote? You're not alone and Kevin Vost has done us all a service with his recent book,The One-Minute Aquinas: The Doctor's Quick Answers to Fundamental Questions.The book is divided into three parts:  How Can We Be Happy - On Earth and in Heaven, God and Who is Christ? Each of these parts is broken down into relative chapters. These are each easily appr … [Read more...]

CBB Review: John XXIII (a short biography) and John Paul II (a short biography)


April 27, 2014 marks the date when two great men in Church history will be elevated to sainthood. Angelo Roncalli, Pope John XXIII, and Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II, both made significant impacts on the Catholic Church and the world during their pontificates. Kerry Walters gives readers easy to digest but information packed sketches on each in his latest books John XXIII: A Short Biography and John Paul II: A Short Biography. You will do well by spending a little time with each. John XXIII … [Read more...]