CBB Review AND Giveaway: Formed

Have you heard of the online platform FORMED.org? It is one of the fastest growing Catholic programs in the country. Basically, Formed is a Netflix-like video-on-demand and digital content subscription service that features the best audio, video, e-books and feature-length films from some of the world’s most credible Catholic sources, such as the Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, Lighthouse Catholic Media, St. Joseph Communications and Word on Fire ministries. Here are a few examples of what i … [Read more...]

CBB Review: A Daily Defense

Have you ever had someone ask you a question about the Catholic faith and you did not know how to respond? Perhaps you thought you had a good answer but you were afraid you might be wrong so you chose not to discuss it? There is a new book out and it does an excellent job arming readers with the info they need to be better informed about the faith and better equipped to defend it. The book is called A Daily Defense: 365 Days ( plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist and author Jimmy Akin has … [Read more...]

CBB Review: From Humdrum to Holy

Review by Julie AbellWith all the books I have been reading in order to review them for you, you would think I would have the topic of this book down, but From Humdrum to Holy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Living Like a Saint by Fr. Ed Broom had me doing even more thinking…and doing! It seems that no matter how much one learns about being a disciple of Christ the more there is to learn.  The material in this book is a combination of guidance that may be considered typical and guidance that pushes … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Cajun Storm: God’s Servant First

James (Jay) Toups brings to the forefront the struggles Louisiana faced in the days and months following what has become known as the Cajun Storm. Haven’t heard of it? Not surprising, as the media and government largely ignored the devastation wrought by this once in a thousand year flood that struck in August 2016. Jay writes about the tragedy and the triumph in his latest book The Cajun Storm: God's Servant First.As I worked my way through this book I was at first overwhelmed by the size o … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Prayer in the Catholic Tradition

Review by Michele Craig In his book Prayer in the Catholic Tradition: A Handbook of Practical Approaches Robert J. Wicks states , “One of the most rewarding experiences for Catholics happens when they begin to discover the amazing scope of the approaches to prayer in the Catholic tradition.” I wholeheartedly agree! Furthermore, Robert asks, “What if there were a single resource that both adult Catholics and those who minister to them (priests, vowed religious, seminarians, permanent deacons, l … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Liturgy and Personality

If you have never heard the name Dietrich von Hildebrand or had the opportunity to read one of his books, you are missing out on the thought of one of the leading Catholic philosophers of the 20th century. You also may not realize than he was one of the first in Germany to challenge Hitler and his concept of National Socialism that eventually morphed into Nazism. That topic was covered extensively in the book  My Battle Against Hitler: Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich … [Read more...]