CBB Giveaway: Seasons in My Garden and A Call to Mercy

This week we have TWO titles to give away! One lucky winner will receive a copy of Seasons in My Garden by Sister Elizabeth Wagner  sponsored by Ave Maria Press (you can read Michele's review here) and one copy of A Call to Mercy by Mother Teresa and sponsored by Image Catholic Books (you can read my review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence

When we first heard the news I believe we were all in a state of sadness. We were aware of the fragility of Mother Angelica’s health but the loss still stings. Our beloved Mother Angelica passed only a few short months ago and Raymond Arroyo delivers in a book that gives an overview of the last years of Mother’s life. Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence: The Last Years and Living Legacy pulls the curtain back on the silent years of Mother. Years we were not privy too. Time spent that was spent in p … [Read more...]

TOBP #007: Camerado I Give You My Hand with Maura Zagrans

The Open Book Podcast Episode 007Podcast: Download (Duration 30:54 – 28 MB) This episode’s guest Maura Zagrans and I discuss Camerado: I Give You My Hand and her vision for a Camerado Corps. Links Mentioned in this Episode: Maura's website www.maurazagrans.com Here you can find a link to CBS report we mention in this episode Purchase a copy of Camerado, I Give You My Hand. Music for this episode provided courtesy of Sam Rocha from his album Late to Love.  The intro song is Genesis T … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Dr. Christopher Kaczor

This week I had a chance to interview Dr. Christopher Kaczor about his latest book The Gospel of Happiness. Dr. Kaczor (rhymes with razor) is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University and is in the James Madison Society of Princeton University. He graduated from the Honors Program of Boston College and earned a Ph.D. four years later from the University of Notre Dame. A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Kaczor is a former Federal Chancellor Fellow at the University of Cologne and William E. Sim … [Read more...]

CBB Giveaway – The Gospel of Happiness

This week Image Books sponsors the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of The Gospel of Happiness: Rediscover Your Faith Through Spiritual Practice and Positive Psychology by Dr. Christopher Kaczor (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 12 AM EST 9/18 with a winner being announced later that day.a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Gospel of Happiness

It seems many people today are not happy. I mean truly genuinely happy. They may think the accumulation of material goods will satisfy that internal longing but in the end they find it does not. So this naturally leads to the question of how does one obtain true happiness? Dr. Christopher Kaczor attempts to define how positive psychology and faith overlap and in fact go hand in hand to providing that true happiness people so desperately want in his new book The Gospel of Happiness: Rediscover … [Read more...]