CBB Review: Navigating the Tiber

Devin Rose has crafted a worthy follow up to his exceptional book The Protestant's Dilemma .  A convert himself, Devin takes readers on a guided conversation with one of your Protestant friends that serves as an aid in the sometimes contentious debates that can occur. The books title is Navigating the Tiber: How to Help Your Friends and Family Journey Toward the Catholic Faith and it is a worthy addition to anyone’s library.First an explanation of the title. Often times the conversion pr … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Seventy-Four Tools for Good Living

Back in May I visited The Abbey at Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, CT. It is a “community of contemplative Benedictine women dedicated to the praise of God through prayer and work.” (http://abbeyofreginalaudis.org/) While there I picked up Seventy-Four Tools for Good Living: Reflections on the Fourth Chapter of Benedict’s Rule by Michael Casey, OCSO. It is a series of “Reflections on the Fourth Chapter of Benedict’s Rule.” Although I am a “cradle Catholic,” I had no idea what a rule was, nor any idea … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Biblezon Catholic Tablet

Two years ago I reviewed a technology gadget I immediately fell in love with. It was a 7” tablet, but not just any tablet. This one put Catholic faith right at your fingertips. In referring to the Biblezon Catholic Tablet. In the two years since that review a lot has changed with this versatile tablet and I wanted to bring you up to speed on it. First a disclaimer. I write for Biblezon. I provide Gospel reflections for kids, app description write-ups, saint stories, blog posts and a number of o … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Chiara Corbella Petrillo: A Witness to Joy

Review by Julie AbellI hesitated to pick up this book and read it. The cover photo is of a beautiful young woman with a surgical patch over her right eye and with the title Chiara Corbella Petrillo: A Witness to Joy, I assumed it was going to be an incredibly sad story. The authors, Simone Troisi and Cristiana Paccini, friends of Chiara, wrote this story and in the summary on the back cover did not hide the fact that Chiara did die from a tumor at a very young age but only after encountering … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Proclaiming the Message of Life

Father Frank Pavone is the well-known director for Priests for Life, the largest pro-life organization in the Church today. He brings his message to a new book for both homilists and laity alike. Proclaiming the Message of Life: Weekly Reflections from the Lectionary is a fantastic resource for meditation various pro-life themes.Part One of the book lays the groundwork for what’s ahead. “I wrote these pages to help priests and deacons preach, in truth and compassion, about what the United Sta … [Read more...]

CBB Review: The Little Flower Workbook

Review by Laura SocksFor years TAN Books has carried a great line of historical fiction novels for young readers about some of the greatest saints. The author of this series, Mary Fabyan Wideatt, is well known for her beloved books which help children grow in virtue while reading about the lives of these holy men and women. This year TAN has begun to create companion workbooks to accompany this wonderful book series. The first Windeatt Workbook companion is based on Mary Fabyan Windeatt’s b … [Read more...]