Kids Corner Review – Jesus Speaks to Me about the Mass

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One of the most important things Catholic parents can do is to pass on to their children the love of the Mass. Children are given their first missal to help guide them through the actions of the Mass, but what’s missing in these little guides is a true understanding of the Mass. Children have to be taught how to fully participate in this Holy Sacrifice. Jesus Speaks to Me about the Mass by Angela M. Burrin is a wonderful children’s book to help parents in this very important task. With this book … [Read more...]

New and Notables – June 2014

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Welcome back to this recurring feature at The Catholic Book Blogger. As a book reviewer I get access to early or hot off the presses books from many Catholic publishers. My goal is to share a few titles each post that have either just released or are soon to be released. These are books I am looking forward to reading and think you might be too.The Little Oratory: A Beginner's Guide to Praying in the Home by David Clayton and Leila Lawler Release Date: Available Now From the Publisher … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – Secret to Happiness and Be Not Afraid

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This week Pauline Books and Media sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Secret to Happiness: Wisdom from John XXIII compiled by Donna Giaimo, FSP and Be Not Afraid: Wisdom from John Paul II compiled by Marianne Lorraine Trouve, FSP. 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 6/27 with a winner being … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Secret to Happiness and Be Not Afraid

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This year Pope Francis canonized two of his predecessors as saints. Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII each had their own styles, own areas of focus and both left us with very good spiritual reading. Pauline Books and Media has released two compilations in their “Classic Wisdom Collection” that, like the other volumes in the series, provide solid, time-tested spiritual guidance. Secret to Happiness: Wisdom from John XXIII compiled by Donna Giaimo, FSP and Be Not Afraid: Wisdom from John Paul I … [Read more...]

Kids Corner Review – My First Missal

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My First Missal published by Pauline Books and Media and written by  Maria Grace Dateno is a wonderful little missal for young child to follow along with the Holy Mass.  Not only does this book include the exact words of the updated current Mass, but it also includes a brief explanation of each part of the Mass.   It was particularly helpful for my daughter in preparing for her First Reconciliation and First Communion.  I especially like that it includes a prayer for children to say after they re … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Jared Zimmerer

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Q: Your book Man Up! Becoming the New Catholic Renaissance Man , sounds an alarm to Catholic men that it’s time for a change. You have brought together twelve talented contributors to the book including Jesse Romero, Kevin Vost, Kevin Lowry and Shane Kapler. How difficult was it to coordinate this project?I was amazed at the willingness of these gentlemen to get involved. One author after the other was gracious and excited about this project. I think the main difficulty was working through e … [Read more...]


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