CBB Interview with Thomas Craughwell


PETE: What prompted you to write about perhaps the most contested relics in Church history, St. Peter's bones?THOMAS CRAUGHWELL: I became especially interested in the story of the rediscovery of St. Peter’s relics after a 2006 visit to Rome when I toured the Scavi, the excavations below St. Peter’s Basilica, where the tomb of St. Peter was found in 1942. Through a glass door, I could see inside the tomb and see his bones—it was an unforgettable experience and, led me to write this book. … [Read more...]

CBB Review – St. Peter’s Bones : How the Relics of the First Pope were Lost and Found… and then Lost and Found Again


What do you get when you combine an Indiana Jones type adventure with Church history? You get an incredible quest to find the bones of the Prince of the Apostles, our first Pope, St. Peter. Thomas Craughwell presents all the details in his wonderful book St. Peter's Bones: How the Relics of the First Pope Were Lost and Found . . . and Then Lost and Found Again.Thomas does an excellent job making the book extremely engaging and frankly, a page turner. You will learn a lot about the catacombs … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – Writing from Left to Right : My Journey from Liberal to Conservative


This week, Image Catholic Books has kindly agreed to sponsor the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Writing from Left to Right : My Journey from Liberal to Conservative by Michael Novak. Click here to read my review of this book. I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Click below to enter. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Friday 1/10 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck!a Rafflecopter g … [Read more...]

Writing from Left to Right : My Journey from Liberal to Conservative


Personal memoirs can be an engaging read if you have interest in a particular person. Some, however, do more than just tell you about the life of the writer. Sometimes they pull back the curtains on a particular period of time and relate details about historical events. Such is the case with Michael Novak's latest book Writing from Left to Right: My Journey from Liberal to Conservative.For those those unfamiliar with Michael Novak, he is an accomplished author of 45+ books as well as a … [Read more...]

New and Notable Releases


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. This column will appear at least once per month. My goal is to share approximately three 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.C.S. Lewis and the Catholic Church by Joseph PearceRelease Date: Available … [Read more...]

Walking With Mary : A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross

Dr. Edward Sri has provided the reader with a fascinating look into the life of Mary in his latest book Walking with Mary: A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross. In what could have become a deeply theological volume, Edward has managed to create a highly approachable book that will be useful to the average Catholic reader. He describes it best in the introduction. “This book is the fruit of my personal journey of studying Mary through the Scriptures, from her initial calling in Nazareth t … [Read more...]