CBB Review – 21 Ways to Worship: A Guide to Eucharistic Adoration

Have you often thought about attending Eucharistic Adoration but never have because you didn't know what you would do for that whole hour? Do you regularly attend but feel it's become routine and you are in a rut? Vinny Flynn has the answers and guidance you need in his one of his latest books 21 Ways to Worship: A Guide to Eucharistic Adoration .Vinny states in the introduction that the book's purpose is to provide "enough to encourage you to give it a try if you've never done it, or to … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Thomas Craughwell

PETE: What prompted you to write about perhaps the most contested relics in Church history, St. Peter's bones?THOMAS CRAUGHWELL: I became especially interested in the story of the rediscovery of St. Peter’s relics after a 2006 visit to Rome when I toured the Scavi, the excavations below St. Peter’s Basilica, where the tomb of St. Peter was found in 1942. Through a glass door, I could see inside the tomb and see his bones—it was an unforgettable experience and, led me to write this book. … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – St. Peter’s Bones : How the Relics of the First Pope were Lost and Found… and then Lost and Found Again

This week, Image Books has kindly agreed to sponsor the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of St. Peter's Bones : How the Relics of the First Pope were Lost and Found...and  then Lost and Found Again by Thomas Craughwell. 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 at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Friday 1/24 with a winner being announced later that day. G … [Read more...]

CBB Review – St. Peter’s Bones : How the Relics of the First Pope were Lost and Found… and then Lost and Found Again

What do you get when you combine an Indiana Jones type adventure with Church history? You get an incredible quest to find the bones of the Prince of the Apostles, our first Pope, St. Peter. Thomas Craughwell presents all the details in his wonderful book St. Peter's Bones: How the Relics of the First Pope Were Lost and Found . . . and Then Lost and Found Again.Thomas does an excellent job making the book extremely engaging and frankly, a page turner. You will learn a lot about the catacombs … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Michael Novak

PETE: In your latest book Writing from Left to Right you detail your personal experiences with some of the most important people and events in the past few decades. What thoughts came to mind as you wrote this book and pondered this?MICHAEL NOVAK: My daughter Jana, the writer, urged me some years back, as my 80th birthday lay not too far ahead, that I should begin writing down a lot of the things that only I knew, about the episodes and adventures of my life. She even promised me that she … [Read more...]

New and Notable Releases

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. This column will appear at least once per month. My goal is to share approximately three 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.C.S. Lewis and the Catholic Church by Joseph PearceRelease Date: Available … [Read more...]