CBB Interview with John Schlimm

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PETE: Your book Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Life’s Greatest Questions, is a wonderful look into the unlikely friendship you, a 31 year old man seeking direction in your life, had with an 87 year old nun. What drove you to publish this story?JOHN SCHLIMM:  Sister Augustine once told me, “Every story has its time to be told.”Just as I was at a crucial crossroads in my life when I met Sister, and she helped me to navigate the pathway to self-discovery, the wor … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway : Five Years in Heaven

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This week publisher Image Books sponsors the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship that Answered Life's Greatest Questions (you can read my review of the book here). 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 5/08 with a winner being announced later that day. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Life’s Greatest Questions

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Most everyone has that certain someone in their lives that they point to and say "they made a difference in my life." Most of us keep that story to ourselves and treasure it as a special gift. On rare occasions some share their story in the hope and trust that it will make a difference in other’s lives as it did in their own. Such is the case with John Schlimm and his new book Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship that Answered Life's Greatest Questions.The book tells of the f … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – Seven Revolutions by Mike Aquilina and James Papandrea

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This week publisher Image Books sponsors the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of  Seven Revolutions: How Christianity Changed the World and Can Change it Again by Mike Aquilina and James Papandrea (you can read my review here). 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 4/17 with a winner being announced later that day. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Seven Revolutions: How Christianity Changed the World and Can Change it Again

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Today’s culture may seem headed into a downward spiral. We live in an over-sexualized society with little to no regard for religion. One that tries to convince us that our wants and needs are more important than our neighbors. However we must understand our past to have hope for the future. In their new book Seven Revolutions: How Christianity Changed the World and Can Change It Again, authors Mike Aquilina and James Papandrea reveal history to us. Armed with the knowledge that Christianity has c … [Read more...]

New and Notables – March 2015

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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. My goal is to share a few 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.Like the First Morning: The Morning Offering as a Daily Renewal by Michael OrtizRelease Date: April 17, 2015From the Publisher Ave Maria … [Read more...]


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