CBB Interview with Mike Aquilina

PETE: Good Pope, Bad Pope as the title and a black and white cover is a very unique way to present this subject. How did you come up with it?MIKE AQUILINA: I didn’t! My original boring title was Twelve Popes. My publisher, Servant Books, surprised me with a better title, and then stunned me with the cover design.PETE: Two things struck me while reading this book that I would like to get your thoughts on. First, there were some pretty questionable personalities in the early years of the p … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – Good Pope, Bad Pope: Their Lives, Our Lessons

This week, Servant Books has kindly agreed to sponsor the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Good Pope, Bad Pope: Their Lives, Our Lessons by Mike Aquilina. 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 2/28 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Good Pope, Bad Pope: Their Lives, Our Lessons

In his book Good Pope, Bad Pope: Their Lives, Our Lessons, Mike Aquilina details some of the high points and low points of the 2000 year papacy. To do this he focuses on twelve popes and describes the situations they were in, the decisions they made and the subsequent impact it made on the Church. It's all here, the good and the sometimes not so good.The book itself is by no means meant to slander any pope. Instead it does an exceptional job of making the case that the men that have risen to … [Read more...]