CBB Review – Faith Under Fire

Review by Julie AbellWho doesn’t love a good story?  Everyone loves a good story.  That is probably one of the reasons we scour the internet daily, quickly glancing over an article to see if a good story exists in it.  Or is that just me?  Regardless, I am here to tell you about the book I picked up to read - Faith Under Fire: Dramatic Stories of Christian Courage by Matthew Archbold.  The title alone grabbed me and pulled me to the book (and couch) and had me devouring it in one evening … [Read more...]

CBB Review: A Call to Mercy

A Call to Mercy: Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve is a collection of posthumous writings by Mother Teresa herself. It’s release coincides with Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy and the Vatican’s canonization of Mother Teresa on September 4th. Father Brian Kolodiejchuk provides the introduction as well as compiling the writings for the book. Father served as postulator for the cause of beatification and sainthood of Mother Teresa.The book serves as a faithful witness of Mother Teresa’s wisdom and exam … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Navigating the Tiber

Devin Rose has crafted a worthy follow up to his exceptional book The Protestant's Dilemma .  A convert himself, Devin takes readers on a guided conversation with one of your Protestant friends that serves as an aid in the sometimes contentious debates that can occur. The books title is Navigating the Tiber: How to Help Your Friends and Family Journey Toward the Catholic Faith and it is a worthy addition to anyone’s library.First an explanation of the title. Often times the conversion pr … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Biblezon Catholic Tablet

Two years ago I reviewed a technology gadget I immediately fell in love with. It was a 7” tablet, but not just any tablet. This one put Catholic faith right at your fingertips. In referring to the Biblezon Catholic Tablet. In the two years since that review a lot has changed with this versatile tablet and I wanted to bring you up to speed on it. First a disclaimer. I write for Biblezon. I provide Gospel reflections for kids, app description write-ups, saint stories, blog posts and a number of o … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Doors of Mercy

Father Jeffrey Kirby and Brian Kennelly have a magnificent book on salvation history that does a couple of things. First, it gives readers scriptural examples of God's mercy given to His people throughout history. Second it uses that proof as a roadmap to show how we ourselves can channel the mercy we have received and pour it forth onto others. The book is called Doors of Mercy: A Journey Through Salvation History.Before going into what the book is about the makeup of the book must be … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Spring Meditations

In our technologically heavy world most people tend to allow the natural wonder of God’s creation pass them by. As the seasons pass from Spring to Summer to Fall to Winter and back to Spring once more, the only way nature grabs people’s attention is during a mishap. For the believer there is much untapped spiritual potential in simply walking outdoors, taking a deep breath and gazing upon God’s handiwork. Father John Bartunek has given a book to promote our “slowing down” and enjoying the wonder … [Read more...]