2013 Catholic Book Blogger Top Picks

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2013 was my first full year of blogging at The Catholic Book Blogger so this marks my first opportunity to look over a full year of the books I have read. It was quite a year of reading some great books and here are my top picks for the year (in no particular order). This by no means lessens the others, these just stood out to me as the best.Faith of Our Fathers: Why The Early Christians Still Matter and Always Will Author: Mike AquilinaPublisher: Emmaus Road PublishingThis is a … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Amy Welborn and Ann Engelhart

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PETE: What was each of your inspirations for your work on Bambinelli Sunday?AMY WELBORN: As is often the case, I was inspired by Ann! The idea for the book was hers, but as we hammered out the specifics of the story, I came to settle on the idea of brokenness and the healing that comes from being filled with the love of Christ. It puts into the very specific, concrete terms what we mean when we tell children (and ourselves) that “giving is more fun than receiving.” It’s in giving that we allo … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – Bambinelli Sunday AND The Advent of Christ

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This week, Franciscan Media / Servant Books has kindly agreed to sponsor the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Bambinelli Sunday by Amy Welborn and illustrated by Ann Engelhart AND a copy of  The Advent of Christ by Edward Sri. Click here to read my review of Bambinelli Sunday and here to read my review of The Advent of Christ. I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Click below to enter. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end … [Read more...]

Bambinelli Sunday – A Christmas Blessing

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 I love a good picture book that I can sit down with my children and that will captivate both them and me until the very end. Bambinelli Sunday - A Christmas Blessing written by Amy Welborn and illustrated by Ann Engelhart is one such story.This charming story tells the tale of young Alessandro who learns to make a clay figure of the Christ Child from his grandfather and then learns so much more. The story is set against the backdrop of an actual annual event. In Italy on the … [Read more...]


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