CBB Review – Faith of Our Fathers : Why the Early Christians Still Matter and Always Will

Ignatius, Polycarp, Irenaeus, and St. Jerome are all Church Fathers whose names you will become familiar with in the pages of Faith of Our Fathers: Why the Early Christians Still Matter and Always Will. Mike Aquilina has packed a lot of info into this relatively short read coming in at 134 pages. I found myself taking a TON of notes as I worked my way through the book. The format of the book itself makes it read almost like a collection of essays as each chapter could justifiably stand on its … [Read more...]

Catholicism : Pure and Simple

Father Dwight Longenecker is a convert to Catholicism, a former Evangelical. He is a well accomplished writer and blogger and his skills come through in this book. Catholicism Pure and Simple comes in at 264 pages and serves it purpose well. This is meant to be an introductory book to Catholicism for high school students, confirmation candidates and members of RCIA classes.As a converted Catholic myself, this book was a decent “refresher course” on topic I was taught some 16 years ago. How … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Walking With God: A Journey Through The Bible

Tim Gray and Jeff Cavins, co-authors of this book, have done every Catholic a huge favor in bringing this book to print. Utilizing the Bible Timeline, that Jeff Cavins has made famous in his Great Bible Adventure, Walking With God: A Journey through the Bibletakes you through an explanation of the Bible that is as much enjoyable as it is educational.For those unfamiliar, “The Bible Timeline” that Jeff Cavins utilizes concentrates on 14 narrative books of the Bible. They are divided into Twe … [Read more...]

CBB Review – My Sisters The Saints: A Spiritual Memoir

My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir book is clearly geared towards other women as author Colleen Carroll Campbell outlines the trials of her life and how the writings of various saints helped her overcome these. In saying that, I still, as a male, found the book to be a very good read. Colleen is an excellent writer and the book flows nicely and is a relatively easy read at 212 pages long.This book is an autobiographical story of the trials and tribulations the author has faced … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Angels All Around Us : A Sightseeing Guide to the Spiritual World

I must admit when I first picked up Angels All Around Us: A Sightseeing Guide to the Invisible World I was a bit apprehensive but the author really has delivered an excellent read. Anthony DeStefano states that the book is an attempt to render the spiritual world more clearly to the reader. In the first chapter he made the following observation. That once you more familiar with the invisible realities around you will find the following to be true."1) It will be easier for you to act in sync … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives

Pope Benedict XVI once again delivers a powerful tome in his third and final volume of the Jesus of Nazareth series. I must admit at first glance I was slightly disappointed when seeing that the book was not even half the size of the previous two volumes. Like they say never judge a book by its cover!Pope Benedict spends part of his time in Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives setting the birth of Christ into the time line of the world. He substantiates the gospel accounts of the birth … [Read more...]