CBB Interview with Kevin Lowry

Kevin Lowry is a convert to Catholicism and the son of a former Presbyterian minister. He and his wife Kathi met at Franciscan University, where they discovered the richness and beauty of the faith. After spending time as spiritual nomads, the couple met Scott and Kimberly Hahn, and faced the inevitable. They entered the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil, 1992.Kevin and Kathi have eight children and live in the Columbus, Ohio area. Kevin was with a large CPA firm for many years before taking … [Read more...]

CBB Giveaway: These Beautiful Bones AND How God Hauled Me Kicking and Screaming Into the Catholic Church

This week we have another TWO titles to give away! One lucky winner will receive a copy of  How God Hauled Me Kicking and Screaming Into the Catholic Church by Kevin Lowry,  sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor (you can read my review here) and one copy of These Beautiful Bones by Emily Stimpson, sponsored by Emmaus Road Publishing (you can read Mishele's review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below.a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review: How God Hauled Me Kicking and Screaming into the Catholic Church

Conversion stories have always interested me. As a convert myself I’m always intrigued but what brings people of other faiths to the Catholic Church. In his latest book How God Hauled Me Kicking and Screaming Into the Catholic Church, Kevin Lowry tells his story…and what a story it is.Kevin is the son of a Presbyterian minister. He was a decent student and as high school draws to a close Kevin is faced with a decision on college. His father, surprisingly, takes Kevin on a journey from their h … [Read more...]

CBB Giveaway: Sherry Weddell two book prize pack

Today, Our Sunday Visitor sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus (you can read the review here) AND one copy of Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples (you can read the review here) both by Sherry Weddell. I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts NOW and will end 12AM EST Friday 06/17 with a winner being announced later that day … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples

Review by Michele CraigSherry Weddell begins with a Catholic history lesson- refreshing our memory of war torn, anti-Catholic France in the 1600’s- reminding us how a handful of “intentional disciples” renewed the Church of their day. “As a group, they were remarkable for their diversity. Thousands were actively involved in the renewal, but the major figures included a cardinal, a bishop, three priests (including one who had grown up a peasant and spent time as a slave), two young widows with … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Forming Intentional Disciples

Review by Michele CraigI recently facilitated a book study at my parish using Sherry A. Weddell’s insightful and inspiring book entitled Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus. Not only did members of my parish attend, but members from many parishes in the surrounding communities as well. To me, that speaks volumes in terms of the number of Catholics who genuinely long to know and follow Jesus. But how is that accomplished? According to Sherry Weddell, it is b … [Read more...]