CBB Review: Works of Love are Works of Peace

Review by Pete SocksIgnatius Press has recently released a softcover photobook tribute to the life of soon-to-be saint Mother Teresa. Works of Love Are Works of Peace: Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity is a project that was four years in the making and containing some 180 photographs taken over a ten-year period by photographer Michael Collopy. It was also a project that received Mother Teresa’s blessing. As Mother Teresa herself states in the forward; “Let us pray that this book … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Pillar and Bulwark

Review by Michele Craig“I do believe that Christ is calling all of His children home to the Church, but I also believe He does this according to His own schedule, His own timetable.  Conversion is always a work of grace, in which God opens our hearts and minds to His truth;  it is not merely an intellectual awakening to new information.”  So says one of the main characters, Father Bourque, in Marcus Grodi’s novel Pillar & Bulwark.Pillar & Bulwark is the second novel by Marcus Grod … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Red, White, Blue and Catholic

We have been hearing a lot about “Making America Great Again” this election cycle. As Catholics, this approach should be much more than a simple campaign slogan. Author Stephen P. White provides a guide that goes beyond a political campaign and to the heart of how Catholics can live a faith-filled life as American citizens today. Red, White, Blue, and Catholic is the name of the book and it is a beacon in this dark night we find our country currently in. The book has been acclaimed as “an indis … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Take Five: On-The-Job Meditations with St. Ignatius

There are a countless number of saints we can use as our example on the journey. Saint Ignatius of Loyola is one such example and a fine one to learn from at that. Ignatius led a life of consumption from goods to women to alcohol. He knew how to party and live the secular life to the full. This all changed after a debilitating war injury led him to God. Upon discovering God and realizing he had been wasting his years prior, he put equal if not more energy into helping others and spreading God’s w … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Redeemed by Grace

Review by Julie AbellI picked up this book to read, Redeemed by Grace: A Catholic Woman’s Journey to Planned Parenthood and Back, because I needed to try to understand what goes through the head of someone who works at Planned Parenthood.  I needed to hear what made them decide that it was a wholesome place to work.  Ramona Trevino was just the person to enlighten me and then she answered my next question which was “What makes them leave?”This book is actually a memoir of Ramona’s life.  … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Deep Adventure

It is likely that at some point in our lives we learned about the seven virtues: justice, temperance, prudence, fortitude, faith, hope and love. We may know of them but how well do we really KNOW them? There is a huge difference between simply knowing   about something and living what we know. In his new book Deep Adventure: The Way of Heroic Virtue, World Champion surfer, certified ninja black belt and EWTN radio host Bear Woznick explores these virtues and offers advice on how to develop them i … [Read more...]