CBB Review – The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We likely have all heard of them, the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. Did you know that they play a critical role in our times today? We find ourselves in a struggle with the society we live in. A society which tells us to put ourselves first. A society that attempts to marginalize the Church and her beliefs. Dr. Kevin Vost provides readers with a guide on these seven gifts and how to effectively incorporate them into our lives in his latest book The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Every … [Read more...]

Off the Shelf with guest Kevin Vost

In case you missed this weekend’s show check out the link below to hear the archived podcast. Kevin Vost and I discussed the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit which is the topic of his latest book Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Every Spirutal Warrior's Guide to God's Invincible Gifts. You can stream the episode below or download it here. … [Read more...]

2014 Catholic Book Blogger Top Picks

2014 was a great year for the Catholic publishing world. Many fantastic books were released, so many that at times this book reviewer had trouble keeping up! Obviously I cannot read everything but out of what I read these are my top picks for 2014 (in no particular order). These picks by no mean lessen the quality or importance of the others....they just stood out to me as the best. Click each title to see my full review of each.St. Peter’s Bones : How the Relics of the First Pope were Lost a … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Kevin Vost

PETE: Your book The One Minute Aquinas: The Doctor’s Quick Answers to Fundamental Questions is quite an ambitious project. How were you able to whittle Aquinas’ thought down to bite size pieces?KEVIN VOST: My first piece of writing that ever made it to print was an essay for a college English course on Benjamin Franklin’s famous saying, “A penny saved is a penny earned.”  It just so happened that I had actually saved and collected many thousands of pennies as a child and a teen, but my twist … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway: The One-Minute Aquinas

This week Sophia Institute Press sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of  The One-Minute Aquinas: The Doctor’s Quick Answers to Fundamental Questions . Click here to read my review of this book. 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 5/09 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The One-Minute Aquinas: The Doctor’s Quick Answers to Fundamental Questions

Do you find the writings of Thomas Aquinas to be intimidating? Not sure where to start reading in the nearly     3,000 pages of text that he wrote? You're not alone and Kevin Vost has done us all a service with his recent book,The One-Minute Aquinas: The Doctor's Quick Answers to Fundamental Questions.The book is divided into three parts:  How Can We Be Happy - On Earth and in Heaven, God and Who is Christ? Each of these parts is broken down into relative chapters. These are each easily appr … [Read more...]