CBB Review: The Choice of the Family

The Choice of the Family: A Call to Wholeness, Abundant Life, and Enduring Happiness is a timely book leading up to The World Meeting of Families. The book is a collection of interviews with Bishop Jean Laffitte, secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family. It is a wide ranging interview covering marriage, cohabitation, divorce and parenting and taken as a while is a true manifest on the importance of treating marriage as a genuine and beautiful sacrament of the Church."The sacrament … [Read more...]

CBB Weekly Giveaway – Encountering Truth

This week publisher Image Books sponsors the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Encountering Truth: Meeting God in the Everyday edited  by Father Antonio Spadaro (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 6/26 with a winner being announced later that day. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Encountering Truth: Meeting God in the Everyday

Each morning at 6:45 something special occurs in the chapel at Saint Martha’s House in Rome. Located at the Vatican, this chapel is privy to the daily seven AM morning Mass of Pope Francis. The attendees of this Mass are recipients of some of the most intense homilies they have likely ever heard. As the Holy Father guides the attendees in catechesis he do so entirely unscripted. There is no prepared homily he brings with him. These morning homilies are given entirely as the Holy Spirit moves him … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Broken Gods: Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart

Scripture and the Church Fathers tell us we are to be gods. Before you get too excited (and admittedly I furrowed my brow at that one myself) note that it is not god with a capital “G”. What it means is our Creator wishes us to have a personal relationship with Him simply because He cares and loves us each so much. Gregory Popcak does a fine job explaining all of this in his new book Broken Gods: Hope, Healing and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart.Psalm 82 states: “You are gods, sons of t … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with John Schlimm

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

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...]