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

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...]

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Weekly Giveaway – Seven Revolutions by Mike Aquilina and James Papandrea

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...]

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

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...]

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New and Notables – March 2015

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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CBB Interview with Bill Donohue

PETE: You loaded a lot of stats into your book The Catholic Advantage: Why Health, Happiness and Heaven Await the Faithful. How much research went into this book and how long did it take from concept to finished draft?BILL DONOHUE: I've been collecting data and health, happiness, and religion for years, but I went into high gear for about a year-and-a-half doing the research and another year-and-a-half of writing. Because of all the demands of my job, which consists of a lot of writing, TV, … [Read more...]

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Weekly Giveaway – The Catholic Advantage by Bill Donohue

This week publisher Image Books sponsors thegiveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of The Catholic Advantage: Why Health, Happiness, and Heaven Await the Faithful (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 3/13 with a winner being announced later that day. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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