CBB Review: Praying with Mother Angelica

I had prepared this review prior to the passing of our beloved Mother Angelica. It seems even more fitting to share my review of this book now.There are a number of resources available for meditation and devotion to the rosary. Sophia Institute Press has teamed up with EWTN to bring us another option and it’s one that I have started using for our daily family rosary. Praying with Mother Angelica has at its central core the rosary but also includes the Way of the Cross and a sprinkling of ot … [Read more...]

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CBB Teaser Review: The Story of Civilization

Many of you may know that we are  a homeschooling family. I jokingly say that my wife Laura is the teacher and I'm simply the financial backer. Today I step aside and let the teacher tell you about an exciting new release from Tan Books. Here is Laura's preview.It’s that time of year again for those of us who homeschool – looking ahead to the next school year’s curriculum!!  The time of year for homeschool conventions and scanning through hundreds of books hoping to find just the right ones t … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: The Visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich

A decade ago Angelico Press embarked upon what can be best called a labor of love. The have recently released the fruits of that labor. The three volume set The Visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich  (First Journeys of Jesus (Volume 1), The Journeys of Jesus Continue Till Just Before the Passion(Volume 2), The Final Teachings, Passion, & What Follows (Volume 3)) is like no other previously released edition. The books are printed in double-column, large text format and total a combined 1700 … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Transformed by God’s Word

Stephen Binz brings to readers an interesting new twist to contemplative Scripture study. Transformed by God's Word: Discovering the Power of Lectio and Visio Divina takes the Western practice of lectio divina the Eastern Orthodox use of iconography. This combination provides an amazingly complete method of scripture study in a book that will become a valuable resource for a long time.The book begins with an introduction that explains the history and what each method consists of. Lectio … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Last Priest Standing

Catholic fiction in recent years has been finally seeing the well-deserved light of day. When I first heard that Lambing Press was releasing a collection of short stories, written by a priest no less, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy. I was not disappointed and neither will you be.Father Richard Infante has assembled six stories released in various other venues and an all new seventh novella to form the book The Last Priest Standing. The majority of the stories include priests as the … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Messy and Foolish

Pope Francis during the 2013 World Youth Day festivities told us he wants us to make a mess. That’s right. And what does that mean? Go out and gets your hands dirty. Do something, anything to build Christ’s church. Don’t be afraid, just do it. Matthew Warner gives us a guide on just how to do that in his book Messy and Foolish: How to Make a Mess, Be a Fool, and Evangelize the World.Matthew tells us early in the book: “So our purpose - your purpose - is to help the God of the universe change … [Read more...]

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