CBB Review – The American Catholic Almanac: The Conewago Chapel

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The American Catholic Almanac: A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson is one of those books you will return to again and again. A fine resource that could be used for homeschooling or self - enrichment the books daily readings are wide ranging and cover the gambit of Catholicism in the history of the United States.Image Books has asked me to participate in their blog tour of the book. Each blogger was … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – The American Catholic Almanac

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This week publisher Image Catholic Books sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of The American Catholic Almanac by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson (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 Friday 10/10 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – My Sisters the Saints

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This week publisher Image Catholic Books sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of  the new paperback edition of My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir by Colleen Carroll Campbell (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 Friday 10/03 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – My Sisters the Saints a dual review

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This week brings a unique review here at The Catholic Book Blogger. We were asked by Image Books to review My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir by Colleen Carroll Campbell for its new release in paperback. I had reviewed this book early last year upon its initial release. This time my wife Laura provides her review and I have mine, a dual review of this book from a female perspective and a male perspective. Enjoy.LAURA’S REVIEW:Our struggles in life sometimes have us feeling that we … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Cardinal Donald Wuerl

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PETE: In your latest book, The Feasts, you point out that the Church calendar of feasts is a sort of living catechism of our faith. How much have the feasts played in your own faith journey as priest, bishop and now cardinal?CARDINAL WUERL: I couldn’t begin to calculate the degree of influence the calendar has had on my life. Every year, since I was an infant, I’ve reviewed and meditated upon the life of Jesus Christ, simply by living in a Christian family. Through the wonder of Christmas I l … [Read more...]

New and Notables – September 2014

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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. When Saint Francis Saved the Church by Jon M. Sweeney Release Date: September 8, 2014 From the Publisher Ave Maria Press: Jon M. Sweeney, author of … [Read more...]


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