Man to Man, Dad to Dad : Catholic Faith and Fatherhood

Go to your local book store and you will find on the shelves, what seems to be, a million self-help books, some geared towards men. In Man to Man, Dad to Dad: Catholic Faith and FatherhoodBrian Caulfield has taken the formula and , in my opinion, improved it. Brian has assembled a group of impressive names to help Catholic men attain the ultimate goal, a place in heaven for them and their families. What I found most interesting about this book was the format. Brian assembled 13 contributors, … [Read more...]

Journeys with Mary : Apparitions of Our Lady

Journeys with Mary – Apparitions of Our Lady by Zerlina De Santis is part of the Encounter the Saints Series published by Pauline Books.  This book is a wonderful collection of nine Marian apparition stories for young children.  The book states that these have all been approved by the Church.  The length of each story ranges from 6-16 pages with five of them containing an accompanying full page picture. (My daughter just wishes each story had such a lovely illustration to compliment it!)  The lon … [Read more...]

The 3 Trees

There are many books retelling the traditional story of The Three Trees. The 3 Trees adapted by Gabriel Ringlet is another such book. It is a captivating story of the high dreams of three trees. They each have plans for what they want to be and are disappointed when they feel their dreams will never be. I was already familiar with this beloved tale, but that didn’t take away from this timeless story especially as I watched my seven year old’s eyes light up as she realizes they were getting their … [Read more...]

The Saint Who Fought the Dragon

The Saint Who Fought the Dragon:  The Story of Saint George is written by Cornelia Mary Bilinsky.  First, what this book is not.  It is not the legendary tale of George killing the dragon to save the town and a princess.  Now, what this book is.  It is a simple fictional story of St. George for young primary age children showing all the wonderful reasons he is one of the great martyrs of the early Church.  It shows how this greatly honored Roman soldier was willing to give up everything for his l … [Read more...]

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Daughter of America

As this ministry becomes more of a family affair, we have another review today by my wife. This time on one of the Encounter with the Saints series books by Pauline Books.Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Daughter of America by Jeanne Marie Grunwell is part of the Encounter the Saints Series published by Pauline Books.  Our oldest two daughters read this book quite quickly and said how much they liked it.  They told me many details from her life that they had learned.   I decided to read this little bo … [Read more...]