CBB Review: Casting Nets

There have been a number of books released over the past few years on the topic of the new evangelization. Though evangelization is not really new, there has merely been a new emphasis placed on it, the techniques to succeed at evangelization can be. In Casting Nets: Grow Your Faith by Sharing Your Faith, Chris Stewart and Tony Brandt offer their insights and ideas on what methods work. It’s a great guide for those interested in sharing their faith with family and friends.The book centers a … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and I thought this would be a perfect time to endorse a wonderful little prayer book by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle specifically for mothers.  Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers comes highly recommended by my lovely wife, Laura, who is also the wonderful mother to our five children.  Here’s what she has to say.Mothering is a blessed and rewarding job, however, at times (okay, may times!), it is challenging and downright painful!  Countless times us mothers think … [Read more...]

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Weekly Giveaway: Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle five book prize pack

This week publisher Our Sunday Visitor sponsors the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of  each of the following five titles by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle: Catholic Mom's Cafe,  Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers, A Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers, Catholic Saints Prayer Book and Mother Teresa and Me: Ten Years of Friendship (you can read my review of the book here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midn … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Mother Teresa and Me: Ten Years of Friendship

There are a number of books out that detail the life of Mother Teresa. Many of these take a distant look at her life and works but a few offer a more intimate portrait of this saint from our own times. Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle knew Mother Teresa for ten years. She relays that time in her book Mother Teresa and Me: Ten Years of Friendship.The book opens with Donna-Marie describing her chance encounter. “Never in my wildest dreams could I have anticipated an encounter with a recipient of the … [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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New and Notables – Dec. 2014

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. The Ancient Path: Old Lessons from the Church Fathers for a New Life Today by John Michael Talbot with Mike AquilinaRelease Date: … [Read more...]

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