Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle coming to New Oxford, PA

One of the exciting things I get to do through my work here at The Catholic Book Blogger is to bring speakers I interview to my home parish in New Oxford, PA. In 2013 we hosted Mike Aquilina, in 2014 we hosted Scott Hahn and in a few weeks we will welcome Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle. If you are near the New Oxford, PA area why not come join us? If out-of-town make a weekend of it and visit nearby historic Gettysburg, PA. Here are the details of the event:Author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is co … [Read more...]

Verbum’s HUGE High School Announcement


Readers of this blog are likely aware that I use the great study tool called Verbum. Verbum is the Catholic version of the popular Logos Bible Software. You can read my review of their excellent Foundation 6 library package here.My friends at Verbum are doing something incredible….amazing….generous…I’m not sure any of these words are good enough. Today they have officially announced an initiative to give away five million dollars in scholarships for schools to implement their brand-new high s … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway: The Prodigal You Love


This week author Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble sponsors the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one signed copy of The Prodigal You Love: Inviting Loved Ones Back to the Church.(you can read my review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST 2/20 with a winner being announced later that day. Good luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

The Open Book Podcast Episode 003: Talking Church Fathers with John Michael Talbot

 The Open Book Podcast Episode 003Podcast: Download (Duration 35:31– 33 MB) Talking Church Fathers and his new book The Ancient Path with guest, author John Michael Talbot. Music for this episode provided courtesy of Sam Rocha from his album Late to Love. The intro song is Genesis Time, and the closing song is In Self’s Place. To get your own copy of this album visit his website here. Books Discussed in this Episode:Titles I have reviewedThe Ancient Path: Old Lessons fro … [Read more...]

It’s a Sheenazing Day!


If you have never heard of Bonnie Engstrom and her blog "A Knotted Life" now might be a good a time as any to check it out. I first became aware of her blog myself after reading one of the most moving blog posts I have ever read. Bonnie is the mother of James Fulton, who was stillborn September 16, 2010. The story does not end there thanks to an alleged miracle. After 61 minutes with no pulse.....James Fulton came back to life. This alleged miracle was the one chosen by the Sheen Foundation to … [Read more...]

The Clergy Speaks – Father Scott Hurd

Welcome back to “The Clergy Speaks”, a recurring feature here at The Catholic Book Blogger. “The Clergy Speaks” is a column focusing on one question I have asked various members of the clergy. That question is: What five books would you recommend as must-reads for Catholics today? I left the responses open to current or classic books with the only restriction being that the Bible and the Catechism could not be used as they are a given. This week we welcome Father Scott Hurd.Reverend R. Scott … [Read more...]