CBB Review – The Feasts


The celebrations of the Catholic Church are much more than a requirement. They are a glimpse into the faith itself. The yearly cycle from Sunday Mass in Ordinary Time to the grand feasts of Easter and Christmas are a living catechism for all to enjoy. Co - authors Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina explain the importance of feasts in their latest book The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics. Early on in the introduction the following is stated and gives the reader a real … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Saint John Paul The Great: His Five Loves


"They try to understand me from outside. But I can only be understood from inside." These words were spoken by Saint John Paul II in regards to the multiple attempts made to write his biography. In his book Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves, Jason Evert attempts to take a look inside this beloved Pope....and pulls it off quite well. As Jason states in the introduction "the aim of this work is to paint a portrait of the Holy Father by examining his five loves".The book starts off with … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Catholic by Choice


No two conversion stories are the same. Every person has their own unique story to how they were led to the Catholic faith. For some, the road to the Catholic Church can take years. Every conversion story is worth reading as the struggles and reasons for joining the Church can help us on our own faith journeys. Richard Cole details his own conversion story in Catholic by Choice: Why I Embraced the Faith, Joined the Church, and Embarked on the Adventure of a Lifetime. He offers a story sometimes … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Evangelizing Catholics

Scott Hahn provides the laity with an important and useful guide to the new evangelization with his book Evangelizing Catholics: A Mission Manual for the New Evangelization. He educates readers on what the new evangelization is, what it is not and how to successfully share your faith. Our current Pope and the two before him have all spoke of the new evangelization and Scott Hahn delivers a book that helps guide us to successfully accomplishing the mission. The book is divided into three main … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Love That Made Mother Teresa


In his book The Love That Made Mother Teresa: How Her Secret Visions and Dark Nights Can Help You Conquer the Slums of Your Heart, David Scott looks at the life of this Blessed in light of Scripture. By referencing Scripture passages such as Matthew Chapter 25 he shows how Mother Teresa's work brought the plight of the poor into public awareness. David also shares a few little known stories about her that paint a more complete picture of the struggles and thought of this modern day saint. In … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Letter and Spirit journals


If you are looking for a deeper understanding of Scripture from a trusted source, look no further then the Letter & Spirit journals. These journals are released annually by the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and are composed of articles by St. Paul Center founder Scott Hahn and numerous other leading names in evangelization today. Currently the series is up to eight volumes as listed below. Volume 1 - Reading Salvation: Word, Worship and the Mysteries Volume 2 – The Authority of M … [Read more...]