CBB Review – The Truth Is Out There: Vol.1 Brendan and Erc in Exile

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Today my oldest daughter Katie contributes a review to The Catholic Book Blogger. After reading what she has to say about this graphic novel I want to read it and I think you will too!Teens, male and female alike, have always enjoyed reading graphic novels and The Truth Is Out There Brendan & Erc in Exile Volume 1 is so much more than the average comic book for teens. The author of this cool comic is a contemplative monk who lives in Massachusetts and uses the pen name Amadeus. This … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Daniel Horan, OFM

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PETE: The preface of your book The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering outlines how this book came to be. For those who have yet to get it can you describe the process. DANIEL HORAN: Well, back in 2011 the Franciscan friar in charge of organizing the Holy Week services at St. Francis of Assisi Parish on West 31st Street in Manhattan approached me with an invitation to be the annual preacher for the “7 Seven Last Words.” It is a tradition I was familiar with, but I had never a … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering

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This week, Franciscan Media sponsors the  CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering  by Daniel P. Horan. Click here to read my review of this book. 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 Friday 4/04 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering

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The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Sufferingis the perfect meditation resource for Lent. Author Daniel P Horan, O.F.M. took the Good Friday talk on The Seven Last Words of Christ he gave in 2011 to his brother Franciscans in Manhattan and turned it into this book. His fresh perspective on this topic leaves us owing him a debt of gratitude for sharing it with us readers. Daniel states in the introduction “so often the good news of the Gospel becomes nothing more than a muted v … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Jorge from Argentina: The Story of Pope Francis for Children

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Laura drops by with another Kids Corner review.Jorge from Argentina: The Story of Pope Francis for Children written by Marlyn Monge, FSP and Jaymie Stuart Wolfe is a wonderfully illustrated biography for children that introduce an ordinary young boy who eventually became our current Holy Father.  This book guides your young reader through the life of Jorge the boy, the young man, the humble priest, bishop, and finally the first pope from the Americas.Beginning with Jorge’s father leaving … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Chris Lowney

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PETE: You mention throughout your book Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, how leadership skills are not only for the business world but apply to parenting as well. How can parents benefit from reading this book? CHRIS LOWNEY: I always use one of the dictionary definitions of leadership: to point out a way or direction, and to influence others. By that definition, everyone has a leadership opportunity, because we are all ‘pointing out a way’ by virtue of the values we role model, for ex … [Read more...]


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