CBB Review – Sacred Reading: The 2017 Guide to Daily Prayer

Review by Julie AbellI really enjoy books that can keep my eyes and heart focused on Jesus and this one does just that.  Sacred Reading: The 2017 Guide to Daily Prayer by Douglas Leonard, the Executive Director of Apostleship of Prayer, allows the reader to delve into the “powerful, ancient form of prayer known as sacred reading (lectio divina) that invites communion with God through scripture reading and contemplation.”  Throughout the entire Church year the reader is presented daily with a … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway: Called to Teach

This week one lucky winner will receive a copy of  Called to Teach: Daily Inspiration for Catholic Educators by Justin McClain,  sponsored by Ave Maria Press (you can read Michele’s review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Called to Teach: Daily Inspiration for Catholic Educators

As a teacher, Justin McClain knows what it means to be Called to Teach, and his “Daily Inspirations” truly are inspirational! This book is for all teachers, staff and administrators…and anyone else who works with Catholic children of all ages. It provides short bursts of daily inspiration so that even the busiest teacher has time to take a quick read each day. But the daily messages – reflections on scripture- are deep and long lasting, meant to be pondered as well as incorporated into the classr … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Letters to My Lord

Review by Michele CraigDuring his last days on earth, as he was lying in a hospital bed dying from cancer, Daniel A. Lord, SJ decided to write a few letters…to our Lord. Editor Thomas Gavin, SJ explains. “While doing research for a biography of Father Lord, I came across an intimate, personal document that he wrote in a St. Louis hospital during his last retreat. On the second day of his retreat he was told that he had terminal cancer. He called this document Letters to My Lord, and that is e … [Read more...]

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CBB Interview with Stacy Trasancos

Stacy A. Trasancos is a Catholic writer, scientist, teacher, and editor. She earned a bachelor’s degree in science from East Texas State University, a doctorate in chemistry from Penn State University and a master’s degree in dogmatic theology (summa cum laude) from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She worked as research chemist for DuPont before becoming a full-time homemaker in 2003. Trasancos designed and was editor-in-chief of Ignitum Today (2011-2014) and serves as editor emeritus of Ca … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Particles of Faith

Review by Julie Abell“How can you, as a Catholic, explain what the Church teaches about the relationship between science and faith?”  That is the question scientist, writer, and scholar Stacy A. Trasancos chose to answer in her book titled Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science. I picked up this book because I needed a little navigating!  I am not a scientist, but as a home school mom I have had years of re-learning science in order to teach my children and quite frankly, … [Read more...]

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