Saints Alive! The Faith Proclaimed and The Gospel Witnessed

Saints Alive!: The Faith Proclaimed and its companion, Saints Alive! the Gospel Witnessed, each tells the lives of thirty extraordinary people. Written by Marie Paul Curley and Mary Lea Hill, these books contain a beloved collection of saints that spans over many centuries and includes many well-known, modern, as well as, yet-to-be saints. In the first book, The Faith Proclaimed, two saints are chosen for each of the eight Beatitudes and each of the seven sacraments. The reader then sees how the … [Read more...]

The Queen and the Cross: The Story of Saint Helen

Today Laura returns with another review for the Kids Corner!The Queen & the Cross: The Story of Saint Helen is written by Cornelia Mary Bilinsky.  This wonderful little book for primary aged children tells of the story of Emperor Constantine’s mother’s quest to find the True Cross of Jesus.  The story begins with the elderly queen praying before a cross and finding great comfort in seeing and kissing it.  Unable to get the idea out of her mind that the cross Jesus died on would be even mo … [Read more...]

Gospel Time Trekkers

My wife is back for her latest review in the Kids Corner.Pauline Press has released the first three of a six book series for children called Gospel Time Trekkers. Readers can follow the adventures of three siblings as they are unexpectedly thrown thousands of years back to the time of Jesus. These children are no longer just reading Bible stories; they are hearing them from people who lived them! The books are written from the point of view of Caleb, who has an older eleven year-old sister, … [Read more...]

Karol from Poland : The Life of John Paul II for Children

Karol from Poland - The Life of Pope John Paul II for Children written by M. Leonora Wilson is just what the title says.  A biography of a boy named Karol from Poland  who grew up to become Pope John Paul II.  This story for young children begins with Karol’s early years learning about God from his mother.  These pages seem to be trying to teach the reader the same things Karol’s mother taught him.  This part of the book can be a wonderful opportunity to teach further and reinforce these same thi … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Brian Caulfield

My series of author interviews continues, this week with Brain Caulfield author of Man to Man, Dad to Dad: Catholic Faith and Family.PETE: What inspired you to compile this book?BRIAN CAUFIELD: The short answer is that there was nothing like it on the market and Pauline Books & Media decided to remedy that situation and publish a book for Catholic men and fathers, Man to Man, Dad to Dad: Catholic Faith and Family. We brought together 14 experts writing on different topics that … [Read more...]

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...]