CBB Review – Resisting Happiness

Matthew Kelly seems to churn books out at will. The key is each of these books is good…very good and carry their own unique message. In his latest, Resisting Happiness, Matthew Kelly once more opens our minds and our hearts and causes readers to reassess where they are at in their faith journey.In the first chapter he says: “The hardest war to win is one you don’t even realize you are fighting. And the hardest enemy to defeat is the one you don’t even know exists. Every day you are at war wit … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Faith Under Fire

Review by Julie AbellWho doesn’t love a good story?  Everyone loves a good story.  That is probably one of the reasons we scour the internet daily, quickly glancing over an article to see if a good story exists in it.  Or is that just me?  Regardless, I am here to tell you about the book I picked up to read - Faith Under Fire: Dramatic Stories of Christian Courage by Matthew Archbold.  The title alone grabbed me and pulled me to the book (and couch) and had me devouring it in one evening … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Called to Teach: Daily Inspiration for Catholic Educators

As a teacher, Justin McClain knows what it means to be Called to Teach, and his “Daily Inspirations” truly are inspirational! This book is for all teachers, staff and administrators…and anyone else who works with Catholic children of all ages. It provides short bursts of daily inspiration so that even the busiest teacher has time to take a quick read each day. But the daily messages – reflections on scripture- are deep and long lasting, meant to be pondered as well as incorporated into the classr … [Read more...]

CBB News – Mother Teresa: Carrier of Mercy

My new book!You read that right. After nearly four years here at The Catholic Book Blogger promoting books every week, I now have one of my own. Before we talk about the book I thought you may be interested in how it developed.A few months ago, I met an inspiring husband and wife from Europe named Nace and Silva Volcic. They had a good life. No financial worries. Plenty of food. A nice home. Reliable transportation. They also had something else. A feeling that something wasn’t right in t … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Letters to My Lord

Review by Michele CraigDuring his last days on earth, as he was lying in a hospital bed dying from cancer, Daniel A. Lord, SJ decided to write a few letters…to our Lord. Editor Thomas Gavin, SJ explains. “While doing research for a biography of Father Lord, I came across an intimate, personal document that he wrote in a St. Louis hospital during his last retreat. On the second day of his retreat he was told that he had terminal cancer. He called this document Letters to My Lord, and that is e … [Read more...]

CBB Review: CSS Study – Luke: The Gospel of Mercy

When I first heard the news that Catholic Scripture Study International was going to be going under the umbrella of Saint Benedict Press I was anxious to see what this meant for their already superb bible studies. Well the wait is over and our questions are answered as the first bible study has been released under this new partnership. Luke: The Gospel of Mercy is the title of the study and it is fantastic!The study can be purchased in a Group Leader pack. This consists of Leader Guide, … [Read more...]