CBB Review – My Battle Against Hitler


There have been a large number of books written on World War II. All of them cover a myriad of topics relating to the war. The more interesting ones are written by those with first hand experiences in the war. Thanks to Image Books we now have available a memoir written by one of the most intellectual minds of that era. My Battle Against Hitler: Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich is the memoir of Dietrich Von Hildebrand. It is a fascinating look into a Catholic thinker … [Read more...]

CBB Review: The Ignatius Pew Missal


Lighthouse Catholic Media and Ignatius Press have teamed up to bring us The Ignatius Pew Missal. The Missal is produced a complete annual volume coming in at 525 pages. You might be asking yourself, Why do we need another missal? I will let the publisher answer that question before I get into the rest of my review: Its purpose is simple: to provide worshipers with a liturgical resource that is consistent with the directives of the Church and accessible to the average parishioner, especially in … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Catholics, Wake Up! Be A Spiritual Warrior


Jesse Romero is a former US kick boxing champ and Los Angeles Sheriff's Department officer. He has seen a lot of the secular world we live in.....the good and the bad. He tells his reversion story and other personal stories in his latest book Catholics, Wake Up!: Be a Spiritual Warrior. They tell you to never judge a book by its cover...but....when the cover has a pair of boxing gloves you can pretty much be guaranteed a hard hitting book. The material Jesse presents in this book cover a wide … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Seeking First the Kingdom


In today's hectic, secular world our relationship with God often takes a backseat. Likely there comes a point in everyone's spiritual journey Where they realize this relationship needs attention. Father John Bartunek has provided us with a book to aid in this relationship. That book is his latest, Seeking First the Kingdom: 30 Meditations on How to Love God with All Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength.As Father Bartunek states part way through the book "Loving God with all your heart means … [Read more...]

CBB Review – To The Heights


Beyond seeing his pictures I knew very little about Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. After reading To the Heights: A Novel Based on the Life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati by Brian Kennelly I can no longer say that. In this historical fiction novel Brian brings Blessed Pier to life. When finished with this book you will feel as if you had just spent time with a brother.Brian vividly tells the life story of Blessed Pier from childhood to his final days. You will experience his many trips to … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Prayer Works! Getting a Grip on Catholic Spirituality

Prayer Works! is the title of Matt Leonard's latest book and should be the theme chant for our own lives. If your prayer life needs some work and you don't know where to begin this is the book for you. Even if you think you have a solid prayer life you could use some pointers and Matt provides those here. There are many reasons for having a strong prayer life. First and foremost is establishing a personal relationship with your heavenly Father. We can either care enough to have such a … [Read more...]