CBB Interview with Amy Welborn

Amy Welborn has worked as a teacher in Catholic high schools, and a Parish Director of Religious Education. She started writing for the diocesan press - the Florida Catholic - in 1988. Amy has written columns for Our Sunday Visitor and Catholic News Service as well at times over the past twenty years. I've been writing full time since 1999. Her articles have been published in venues ranging from Our Sunday Visitor to the New York Times to Commonweal. Amy has written nineteen books and many pamphl … [Read more...]

CBB Giveaway: Stations of the Cross resources

This week Ave Maria Press sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of John Paul II’s Biblical Way of the Cross by Amy Welborn and Michael Dubriel. A second lucky winner will receive a copy of Stations of the Cross with the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus  by Rev. William Prosper, S.J. and edited by Father James Kubicki (you can read the review of both here) . I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Stations of the Cross resources

The Stations of the Cross is a popular devotion that many take advantage of during the Lenten season. It is an ancient practice used to commemorate fourteen stations or events Christ experienced during his Passion.  Ave Maria Press has two valuable resources available to aid in this devotion and I will cover them here.John Paul II’s Biblical Way of the CrossAmy Welborn and Michael Dubriel present their version of the Stations by utilizing the format created by Saint Pope John Paul II. Th … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Adventures in Assisi: On The Path with St. Francis

Author Amy Welborn and illustrator Ann Engelhart have teamed up once again for another children's book worth checking out. Adventures in Assisi: On the Path with St. Francis joins cousins Gianna and Lorenzo as they spend the day touring Assisi with their uncle, Brother Antonio. He takes the two young children throughout the city to see many sites . At the end of the book your child will have discovered numerous places of significance in the life of St. Francis.They visit the chapel where … [Read more...]

2013 Catholic Book Blogger Top Picks

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

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...]