New and Notable Releases

Welcome to a new feature here at The Catholic Book Blogger. As a book reviewer I get access to early or hot off the presses books from many Catholic publishers. This column will appear once approximately every week. My goal is to share about three titles each post that have either recently released or are soon to be released. These are books I am looking forward to reading and think you might be too.Encountering Jesus in Word, Sacraments, and Works of Charity by Peter VaghiRelease … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway : My Other Self

This week, Ave Maria Press has kindly agreed to sponsor the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of My Other Self : Conversations with Christ on Living Your Faith by Clarence J. Enzler . Click here to read my review of this book.I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Click below to enter. The contest starts now and will end 12AM Friday 9/27 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

My Other Self: Conversations with Christ on Living Your Faith

My Other Self: Conversations with Christ on Living Your Faithby Clarence J. Enzler has become my traveling companion. It is a classic book written in 1958 and has found its way back into print thanks to Ave Maria Press as a part of their Christian Classics line of books. Ave Maria Press has done Catholics a great service by bringing this classic back to print.The most compelling part of the book is the writing style. Mr. Enzler wrote the book as if Christ himself were directly speaking to … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with David Calvillo

PETE: For those unfamiliar, can you take a moment to explain your apostolate Real Men Pray the Rosary and your influences in starting it? DAVID CALVILLO: Real Men Pray The Rosary, Inc. is an apostolate formed to “promote the Rosary with conviction… in the light of Scripture, in harmony with the liturgy, and in the context of our daily lives.” That mission statement is derived directly from the 2002 Apostolic Letter issued by Pope John Paul II on the Rosary.The apostolate was formed in the … [Read more...]

Real Men Pray the Rosary : A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer

David Calvillo along with his wife are founder of the apostolate Real Men Pray the Rosary. In this book Real Men Pray the Rosary: A Practical Guide to a Powerful PrayerDavid takes it from his Texas home to the national stage.David begins the early part of the book telling the story of his (as he refers to is as) “Saul conversion story” through the prayer of the Rosary. In Chapter 2 titled “A Prayer for Men”, he follows up his own story with those of other men. This section will truly make you … [Read more...]

Strange Gods : Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life

Upon opening the pages of this book it becomes evident pretty quickly that The Anchoress, Elizabeth Scalia, just launched a cannon ball across the bow of your ship. In Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life, she presents the reader with an eye opening 168 pages of “oh my that’s me”. In our fast paced world where we can pretty much get any info we desire at the touch of an app icon on our mobile device, we can easily fall into the trap of breaking the ultimate commandment, “You shall n … [Read more...]