Weekly Giveaway – Encounter the Saints Series 4 pack

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This week publisher Pauline Books and Media sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of  each of the following titles from their Encountering the Saints Series. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: Courageous Faith; Saint Gianna Beretta Mola: The Gift of Life; Saint Thomas More: Courage, Conscience, and the King; and Saint John Vianney: A Priest for all People (you can read the Saint John Vianney review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and m … [Read more...]

CBB Review – St. John Vianney: A Priest for All People

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The Encounter the Saint Series that Pauline Books and Media publishes is a fantastic resource on the saints that my children love. The series has grown to over 30 plus volumes. We have featured titles from the series here at The Catholic Book Blogger before and look forward to more in the future. Here is my wife Laura's review of the volume on St. John Vianney. As less and less young men answer the call to the priesthood, becoming a parish priest may not be the most appealing profession for our … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – Secret to Happiness and Be Not Afraid

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This week Pauline Books and Media sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Secret to Happiness: Wisdom from John XXIII compiled by Donna Giaimo, FSP and Be Not Afraid: Wisdom from John Paul II compiled by Marianne Lorraine Trouve, FSP. 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 6/27 with a winner being … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Secret to Happiness and Be Not Afraid

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This year Pope Francis canonized two of his predecessors as saints. Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII each had their own styles, own areas of focus and both left us with very good spiritual reading. Pauline Books and Media has released two compilations in their “Classic Wisdom Collection” that, like the other volumes in the series, provide solid, time-tested spiritual guidance. Secret to Happiness: Wisdom from John XXIII compiled by Donna Giaimo, FSP and Be Not Afraid: Wisdom from John Paul I … [Read more...]

Kids Corner Review – My First Missal

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My First Missal published by Pauline Books and Media and written by  Maria Grace Dateno is a wonderful little missal for young child to follow along with the Holy Mass.  Not only does this book include the exact words of the updated current Mass, but it also includes a brief explanation of each part of the Mass.   It was particularly helpful for my daughter in preparing for her First Reconciliation and First Communion.  I especially like that it includes a prayer for children to say after they re … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Jorge from Argentina: The Story of Pope Francis for Children

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Laura drops by with another Kids Corner review.Jorge from Argentina: The Story of Pope Francis for Children written by Marlyn Monge, FSP and Jaymie Stuart Wolfe is a wonderfully illustrated biography for children that introduce an ordinary young boy who eventually became our current Holy Father.  This book guides your young reader through the life of Jorge the boy, the young man, the humble priest, bishop, and finally the first pope from the Americas.Beginning with Jorge’s father leaving … [Read more...]


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