New and Notables – March 2015

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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.Like the First Morning: The Morning Offering as a Daily Renewal by Michael OrtizRelease Date: April 17, 2015From the Publisher Ave Maria … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – Bringing Lent Home series by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle

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This week publisher Ave Maria Press sponsors the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of each of the Bringing Home Lent series (Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa, Bringing Lent Home with St. Therese of Lisieux, and Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II) by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle (you can read my review here). 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 3/20 with a … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway: The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton

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This week publisher Image Books sponsors the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Inspiration of His Life, Thought, and Writing by Daniel P. Horan (you can read my review here). 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 2/06 with a winner being announced later that day. Good luck! a Rafflecopter g … [Read more...]

CBB Review: The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton

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Daniel P. Horan , O.F.M. has recently given us a new insight into Thomas Merton in his new book The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Inspiration of His Life, Thought, and Writing. Thomas Merton to this day is much admired and his numerous books and articles are often read. There have also been a myriad of books written about Merton. This particular book I found most interesting as Daniel did a wonderful job showing how St. Francis of Assisi, perhaps the most popular … [Read more...]

New and Notables – Dec. 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 Ancient Path: Old Lessons from the Church Fathers for a New Life Today by John Michael Talbot with Mike AquilinaRelease Date: … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Daily Devotions for Advent 2014

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Advent can serve as a season of reflection and enrichment for us all. However, we must focus on “the reason for the season” to do that and not get swept up in the secular hustle and bustle of the world around us. To do that there are a number of resources available and Ave Maria Press has recently released one such resource. Daily Devotions for Advent 2014 (The Living Gospel) is the newest addition to their Living Gospel series. Father Scott Hurd is the author who guides us on an Advent journey t … [Read more...]


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