CBB Review – Through the Year with Pope Francis


Through the Year with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections is a great daily meditation resource recently released by Our Sunday Visitor. Editor Kevin Cotter draws from various sources to compile the daily readings. These include but are not limited to, various General Audiences, addresses from World Youth Day 2013, Homilies given at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, excerpts from the book Only Love Can Save Us, and excerpts from another book On Heaven and Earth. The book is setup with a short reading for … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Three Gifts of Therese of Lisieux : A Saint for Our Times


Saint Therese of Lisieux is perhaps one of the most well loved saints even to this day. The late Bishop Patrick Ahern wrote, and Image Books has just released, a wonderful book on Therese titled Three Gifts of Therese of Lisieux: A Saint for Our Times. The book is a short but powerful read that is valuable resource on this great saint. At its heart this book is a very informative overview of the life of Saint Therese. Bishop Ahern however took the project one step further. Throughout the book … [Read more...]

CBB Review – When Faith Feels Fragile : Help for the Wary, Weak and Wandering


In his book When Faith Feels Fragile: Help for the Wary, Weak, and Wandering, Father Scott Hurd does every Catholic a great service. We all have to admit that at some point in own faith journeys there have been moments of dryness. Father Hurd gives us a book that will help the readeraccept this but more importantly know how to deal with those periods. The book is divided into four parts: All About Faith, Churchy Things To Do, Practical Things To Do and Fun Things To Do. Each section is filled … [Read more...]

CBB Review – 21 Ways to Worship: A Guide to Eucharistic Adoration


Have you often thought about attending Eucharistic Adoration but never have because you didn't know what you would do for that whole hour? Do you regularly attend but feel it's become routine and you are in a rut? Vinny Flynn has the answers and guidance you need in his one of his latest books 21 Ways to Worship: A Guide to Eucharistic Adoration .Vinny states in the introduction that the book's purpose is to provide "enough to encourage you to give it a try if you've never done it, or to … [Read more...]

CBB Review – St. Peter’s Bones : How the Relics of the First Pope were Lost and Found… and then Lost and Found Again


What do you get when you combine an Indiana Jones type adventure with Church history? You get an incredible quest to find the bones of the Prince of the Apostles, our first Pope, St. Peter. Thomas Craughwell presents all the details in his wonderful book St. Peter's Bones: How the Relics of the First Pope Were Lost and Found . . . and Then Lost and Found Again.Thomas does an excellent job making the book extremely engaging and frankly, a page turner. You will learn a lot about the catacombs … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Encountering Jesus : In Word, Sacraments, and Works of Charity


In his latest book, Encountering Jesus in Word, Sacraments, and Works of Charity , Msgr. Peter Vaghi provides a great resource for Catholics to deepen their faith. A book, which after reading it, will allow the reader to take the next step and spread the Good News as active participants in the New Evangelization.There is a lot to like about this easily read 111 page book. Msgr. Vaghi has packed a lot into this volume. The book is divided into three parts: Encountering Jesus in His Word, … [Read more...]