CBB Review: How God Hauled Me Kicking and Screaming into the Catholic Church

Conversion stories have always interested me. As a convert myself I’m always intrigued but what brings people of other faiths to the Catholic Church. In his latest book How God Hauled Me Kicking and Screaming Into the Catholic Church, Kevin Lowry tells his story…and what a story it is.Kevin is the son of a Presbyterian minister. He was a decent student and as high school draws to a close Kevin is faced with a decision on college. His father, surprisingly, takes Kevin on a journey from their h … [Read more...]

CBB Review: These Beautiful Bones

Review by Michele CraigHaving fallen in love with Saint Pope John Paul II, I hang on his every word! But, being a mere mortal-sometimes I do not know exactly what he is saying (but I know it is good!), so rather than struggling through his Theology of the Body (which is on my book shelf), I have read every other possible writer’s Theology of the Body to ease my understanding. So, I consider myself a bit of an expert on the subject of books, DVDs, classes and lectures given about the s … [Read more...]

CBB Review: The Fulfillment of All Desire

Ten years ago this month Ralph Martin released a book entitled The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints. The book has become one of the most popular books in the decade since. Catholic bishops, priests, scholars and laity have all spoken highly of it. In fact, the book has become a staple for courses in several universities, seminaries and novitiates. Needless to say this book comes highly recommended.If you have not had a chance to … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Pope Francis Takes the Bus

One thing can definitively be said about Pope Francis….he is the Pope of the unexpected. From the moment he became Pope he has repeatedly done things differently than his predecessors. From the night he was elected and returned to the hotel in his papal garments, on a bus, with the cardinals who had just elected him. That same day he went to the front desk of the hotel and tried to pay for his room. He decided to live among the workers in the Vatican instead of the apartments reserved for the p … [Read more...]

CBB Review: The Way of Serenity

Review by Michele Craig Father Jonathan Morris, a Catholic Priest in the Archdiocese of New York, beautifully examines, contemplates, prays and explains the ever popular “Serenity Prayer” in his book The Way of Serenity. Father Jonathan encourages us to pray it daily and even hourly and even sometimes minute by minute- and with good reason! Father Jonathan explains the importance of this practice. “…I would remind you once again to be praying it every day, even several times a day, as you come … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Life Lessons

Life Lessons: Fifty Things I Learned in My First Fifty Years is a personal testimony of life written by Patrick Madrid. He takes fifty stories from throughout his life and uses them as examples for everyday living. Sprinkled with laughter, tears, joy and sadness Patrick has produced a tome of life lessons all can benefit from.From the introduction:God loves you just the way you are, but he loves you too much to let you stay. If that little thought doesn’t hit home right now, it if d … [Read more...]