CBB Review – The Ancient Path: Old Lessons from the Church Fathers for a New Life Today


Most likely you have either read one of John Michael Talbot's books or listened to one of his many albums. Since the 70s he has been providing listeners with stirring renditions of time honored hymns as well as songs of his own creation. Now you can learn about what shaped this talented performer into who He is and what he believes. The Ancient Path: Old Lessons from the Church Fathers for a New Life Today written with Mike Aquilina tells John Michael's faith journey and how the Early Church … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Manual for Spiritual Warfare

Undoubtedly you have heard mention of spiritual warfare. Perhaps you understand what it is and the implications for it in our time. Perhaps you do not. Either way Paul Thigpen has written a book that guides the reader on what spiritual warfare is and how to take part in the battle. His new book, Manual for Spiritual Warfareis a great resource that I will be turning to often as should you.From the intro: “The primary purpose of this manual, then, is to help everyday Catholics recognize, re … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Praying for Priests: A Mission for the New Evangelization

“Perhaps, more than we realize, the lay faithful take a cue from a priest's commitment to God. If we perceive authentic fervor, we are inspired. But if fervor seems lacking, we ca try to excuse our own mediocrity. Yet it's also true that “holy Christians guarantee holy priests.” If we want to be inspired by our priests, we need to be people who inspire them.” You might ask yourself how is this possible? How can we be inspiration to our priests? You will find out that answer and more in Praying fo … [Read more...]

2014 Catholic Book Blogger Top Picks


2014 was a great year for the Catholic publishing world. Many fantastic books were released, so many that at times this book reviewer had trouble keeping up! Obviously I cannot read everything but out of what I read these are my top picks for 2014 (in no particular order). These picks by no mean lessen the quality or importance of the others....they just stood out to me as the best. Click each title to see my full review of each.St. Peter’s Bones : How the Relics of the First Pope were Lost a … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Biblezon Catholic Tablet


If you are a frequent reader of my work here at The Catholic Book Blogger you may have guessed that I am a bit of a tech guy. I like gadgets that make life easy. Now in saying that there are gadgets that are epic failures and more cumbersome than good. I was recently afforded the opportunity to try a new device out and I have to say this is a winner. The Biblezon tablet for Catholics was designed to bring your faith to a more accessible level all the while eliminating the … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Joy to the World


The advent season is a period of waiting and anticipation. Unfortunately during that anticipation we can often become distracted and wrapped up in the secular meaning of the season. Fortunately there are a number of books we can read to get us back on track. One of those is the latest from Scott Hahn, Joy to the World: How Christ's Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does).Scott takes us on a mini-retreat to discover what the true meaning of Christmas is. He details the many people, places … [Read more...]