Consuming the Word : The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church

When I heard Scott Hahn was releasing a new book my immediate reaction was….this one goes on the review list. Like Dr. Hahn, I am also a convert to the Catholic faith, and have always found his books informative and well written and his latest release is no exception.Consuming the Word: The New Testament and The Eucharist in the Early Church is a book, that I feel is approachable for any level reader. In fact Scott has said he wanted everyone to be able to read and understand this volume. He … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Scott Hahn

I am admittedly a bit fanboy here but this week I have the pleasure of sharing my recent interview with Dr. Scott Hahn.PETE: Your new book Consuming the Word, spends some time on the Church Fathers. What lessons do they teach that you feel are the most important for our Church today?SCOTT HAHN: The Church always speaks of the Fathers as witnesses. They witness to the Apostolic Tradition, the faith handed on by the Apostles. It was the Fathers who produced the canon of Scriptures, … [Read more...]

Karol from Poland : The Life of John Paul II for Children

Karol from Poland - The Life of Pope John Paul II for Children written by M. Leonora Wilson is just what the title says.  A biography of a boy named Karol from Poland  who grew up to become Pope John Paul II.  This story for young children begins with Karol’s early years learning about God from his mother.  These pages seem to be trying to teach the reader the same things Karol’s mother taught him.  This part of the book can be a wonderful opportunity to teach further and reinforce these same thi … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Brian Caulfield

My series of author interviews continues, this week with Brain Caulfield author of Man to Man, Dad to Dad: Catholic Faith and Family.PETE: What inspired you to compile this book?BRIAN CAUFIELD: The short answer is that there was nothing like it on the market and Pauline Books & Media decided to remedy that situation and publish a book for Catholic men and fathers, Man to Man, Dad to Dad: Catholic Faith and Family. We brought together 14 experts writing on different topics that … [Read more...]

Man to Man, Dad to Dad : Catholic Faith and Fatherhood

Go to your local book store and you will find on the shelves, what seems to be, a million self-help books, some geared towards men. In Man to Man, Dad to Dad: Catholic Faith and FatherhoodBrian Caulfield has taken the formula and , in my opinion, improved it. Brian has assembled a group of impressive names to help Catholic men attain the ultimate goal, a place in heaven for them and their families. What I found most interesting about this book was the format. Brian assembled 13 contributors, … [Read more...]

Courageous Women for Teens: A Study on the Heroines of Biblical History

My wife steps in today to provide a review. Courageous Women for Teens: A Study on the Heroines of Biblical History by Stacy Mitch and Emily Stimpson will take your daughter on an enjoyable trip through salvation history with special focus on the women of the Bible. This 87 page book is in no way overwhelming and is broken nicely into 8 manageable lessons. This Bible study chronologically covers the women, many from Jesus’ ancestral line, over the many stages of biblical history. It starts with E … [Read more...]