CBB Interview with Father Dwight Longenecker


PETE: You have said Romance of Religion took you some 10 years to complete. Why so long and can you take us through the writing process involved?FATHER DWIGHT LONGENECKER: My writing process is usually pretty quick. I have an idea, then an outline, then I fulfill the outline. This time I got started, then I was interrupted with other life events and other writing projects. I was also unclear at the outline stage where exactly the book was going. As I began to do more work on myth and stories … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – The Romance of Religion: Fighting for Goodness, Truth, and Beauty


This week, Thomas Nelson Publishing has kindly agreed to sponsor the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of The Romance of Religion: Fighting for Goodness, Truth, and Beauty by Father Dwight Longenecker . Click here to read my review of this book. 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 Friday 3/14 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck!a Rafflecopter … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Romance of Religion: Fighting for Goodness, Truth, and Beauty


In The Romance of Religion: Fighting for Goodness, Truth, and Beauty; Father Dwight Longenecker takes the reader on a journey to discover their faith in ways that they may have never pondered before. Is faith for the romantic? The dreamer sees things in more than just black and white or the reality of solid objects they can see and touch. Yes...that is exactly what it takes to be an avid believer and Fr. Longenecker makes the case in this excellent book. Father takes on many aspects of religion … [Read more...]

Linked Review – Hobbit Lessons: A Map for Life’s Unexpected Journeys


My theme here at The Catholic Book Blogger is to offer quality reviews of interesting books. As you can likely tell by now I promote one book a week with a review, a giveaway and if available an interview with the book's author. I have made many contacts in the little over one year that I have been doing this. One of them made a great suggestion that I am going to take up as a regular feature here. I am going to link to other reviews that catch my attention so as to not limit you, my readers, to … [Read more...]

Catholicism : Pure and Simple

Father Dwight Longenecker is a convert to Catholicism, a former Evangelical. He is a well accomplished writer and blogger and his skills come through in this book. Catholicism Pure and Simple comes in at 264 pages and serves it purpose well. This is meant to be an introductory book to Catholicism for high school students, confirmation candidates and members of RCIA classes.As a converted Catholic myself, this book was a decent “refresher course” on topic I was taught some 16 years ago. How … [Read more...]