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...]

CBB Review – Journey to Heaven


In recent years there have been quite a few books released geared towards Catholic men. I have reviewed a number of them here already including Be A Man by Father Larry Richards, Man to Man, Dad to Dad : Catholic Faith and Fatherhood by Brian Caulfield and Man Up!: Becoming the New Catholic Renaissance Man by Jared Zimmerer. Author Randy Hain has added his own contribution to this category with his recent book Journey to Heaven: A Road Map for Catholic Men. Randy points out a number of … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Why Be Catholic?


There are numerous reasons to be Catholic. Patrick Madrid chooses ten of them in his latest book Why Be Catholic?: Ten Answers to a Very Important Question. As a leader in the field of apologetics you would expect the answers to be solid and well researched....they are, and this is a book I feel serves as a good intro for those exploring the faith.Each of the ten reasons Patrick gives, has a chapter devoted to it. They are: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly; The Historical Case for the … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Catholic Bible Dictionary


"More than a generation has passed since the appearance of the last major Catholic Bible dictionary. It has been a fertile generation for biblical scholarship, biblical archaeology, and the Church's interpretation of the Bible. It is time for a new resource." These are the opening words from the inside flap of Catholic Bible Dictionary released in 2009. Then Double Day Religion (now Image Books) brought in perhaps the only person that could have edited a project of this magnitude, Scott Hahn. To … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Behold the Mystery: A Deeper Understanding of the Catholic Mass


There is beauty and richness to the Mass that sometimes people forget. Cradle Catholics and converts alike all hit a dry spell at some point in their spiritual journey. One of the main reasons is that many have a lack of understanding or appreciation for what they are witnessing, and indeed, participating in, each time they attend Mass. Mark Hart delivers solid evidence and insight that will leave the reader with a much needed deeper understanding. This is accomplished in his latest book Behold … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Secret to Happiness and Be Not Afraid


This year Pope Francis canonized two of his predecessors as saints. Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII each had their own styles, own areas of focus and both left us with very good spiritual reading. Pauline Books and Media has released two compilations in their “Classic Wisdom Collection” that, like the other volumes in the series, provide solid, time-tested spiritual guidance. Secret to Happiness: Wisdom from John XXIII compiled by Donna Giaimo, FSP and Be Not Afraid: Wisdom from John Paul I … [Read more...]