CBB Review – The Love That Made Mother Teresa

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In his book The Love That Made Mother Teresa: How Her Secret Visions and Dark Nights Can Help You Conquer the Slums of Your Heart, David Scott looks at the life of this Blessed in light of Scripture. By referencing Scripture passages such as Matthew Chapter 25 he shows how Mother Teresa's work brought the plight of the poor into public awareness. David also shares a few little known stories about her that paint a more complete picture of the struggles and thought of this modern day saint. In … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Journey to Heaven

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In recent years there have been quite a few books released geared towards Catholic men. I have reviewed a number of them here already including Be A Man by Father Larry Richards, Man to Man, Dad to Dad : Catholic Faith and Fatherhood by Brian Caulfield and Man Up!: Becoming the New Catholic Renaissance Man by Jared Zimmerer. Author Randy Hain has added his own contribution to this category with his recent book Journey to Heaven: A Road Map for Catholic Men. Randy points out a number of … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Why Be Catholic?

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There are numerous reasons to be Catholic. Patrick Madrid chooses ten of them in his latest book Why Be Catholic?: Ten Answers to a Very Important Question. As a leader in the field of apologetics you would expect the answers to be solid and well researched....they are, and this is a book I feel serves as a good intro for those exploring the faith.Each of the ten reasons Patrick gives, has a chapter devoted to it. They are: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly; The Historical Case for the … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Behold the Mystery: A Deeper Understanding of the Catholic Mass

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There is beauty and richness to the Mass that sometimes people forget. Cradle Catholics and converts alike all hit a dry spell at some point in their spiritual journey. One of the main reasons is that many have a lack of understanding or appreciation for what they are witnessing, and indeed, participating in, each time they attend Mass. Mark Hart delivers solid evidence and insight that will leave the reader with a much needed deeper understanding. This is accomplished in his latest book Behold … [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...]


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