CBB Review – Blessed Teresa of Calcutta: Missionary of Charity


My wife Laura is back with another review for the Kids Corner. This time she reviews another book in Pauline Books and Media's Encounter The Saints series.How could anyone possibly sum up all Mother Teresa did in her lifetime into a children’s book? Well, Mary Kathleen Glavich, SND did just that in Blessed Teresa of Calcutta: Missionary of Charity (Encounter the Saints)another well-written book in the Encounter the Saints Series by Pauline Press. The book brings to life the life of a w … [Read more...]

CBB Lenten Library Building Mega Giveaway!

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Lent is perhaps the most powerful season on the Church calendar for reflection and self-education. I wanted to make it possible for someone to have the resources for enrichment this Lent and beyond. That was the idea behind this, the BIGGEST giveaway I have done at The Catholic Book Blogger yet. Twelve publishers have agreed to participate in my first Mega Giveaway . Be sure to visit theri websites and support them by purchasing some of the great books they bring to the public. One lucky winner … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – When Faith Feels Fragile : Help for the Wary, Weak and Wandering


This week, Pauline Books and Media has kindly agreed to sponsor the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of When Faith Feels Fragile : Help for the Wary, Weak and Wandering by Father Scott Hurd. Click here to read my review of this book. I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Click below to enter. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Friday 2/07 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck!a Rafflecopter … [Read more...]

CBB Review – When Faith Feels Fragile : Help for the Wary, Weak and Wandering


In his book When Faith Feels Fragile: Help for the Wary, Weak, and Wandering, Father Scott Hurd does every Catholic a great service. We all have to admit that at some point in own faith journeys there have been moments of dryness. Father Hurd gives us a book that will help the readeraccept this but more importantly know how to deal with those periods. The book is divided into four parts: All About Faith, Churchy Things To Do, Practical Things To Do and Fun Things To Do. Each section is filled … [Read more...]

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...]