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...]

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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...]

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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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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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