CBB Interview with Patrick Madrid

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PETE: After completing your book I have to say that in my opinion this is a must read for newly converted and those going through the RCIA program….it’s that solid in facts. Who was your target audience for this book?PATRICK MADRID: Thanks. All authors like to think their books are perfect for everyone, and I’m no different in that regard but, Why Be Catholic? is primarily intended for skeptics. The “skeptic” category encompasses both non-Catholics as well as Catholics who are a bit wobbly or … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – Why Be Catholic?

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This week Image Books sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Why Be Catholic? Ten Answers to a very Important Question by Patrick Madrid (you can read the 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 7/25 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Why Be Catholic?

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There are numerous reasons to be Catholic. Patrick Madrid chooses ten of them in his latest book Why Be Catholic?: Ten Answers to a Very Important Question. As a leader in the field of apologetics you would expect the answers to be solid and well researched....they are, and this is a book I feel serves as a good intro for those exploring the faith.Each of the ten reasons Patrick gives, has a chapter devoted to it. They are: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly; The Historical Case for the … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – The Catholic Bible Dictionary

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This week Image Books sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of The Catholic Bible Dictionary  edited by Scott Hahn (you can read the 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 7/18 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Catholic Bible Dictionary

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"More than a generation has passed since the appearance of the last major Catholic Bible dictionary. It has been a fertile generation for biblical scholarship, biblical archaeology, and the Church's interpretation of the Bible. It is time for a new resource." These are the opening words from the inside flap of Catholic Bible Dictionary released in 2009. Then Double Day Religion (now Image Books) brought in perhaps the only person that could have edited a project of this magnitude, Scott Hahn. To … [Read more...]

New and Notables – June 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.The Little Oratory: A Beginner's Guide to Praying in the Home by David Clayton and Leila Lawler Release Date: Available Now From the Publisher … [Read more...]


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