CBB Review – Gay and Catholic

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In today’s society any discussions regarding homosexuality usually descend into an “us vs. them” argument. This however is contrary to Church teaching. Eve Tushnet takes a unique approach to the debate living her life as a celibate gay. In her book Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faithshe puts a face to the debate and in turn makes us all stop and consider our own viewpoints.The book is part memoir and part lesson on friendship and what that word truly … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Catholics, Wake Up! Be A Spiritual Warrior

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Jesse Romero is a former US kick boxing champ and Los Angeles Sheriff's Department officer. He has seen a lot of the secular world we live in.....the good and the bad. He tells his reversion story and other personal stories in his latest book Catholics, Wake Up!: Be a Spiritual Warrior. They tell you to never judge a book by its cover...but....when the cover has a pair of boxing gloves you can pretty much be guaranteed a hard hitting book. The material Jesse presents in this book cover a wide … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Seeking First the Kingdom

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In today's hectic, secular world our relationship with God often takes a backseat. Likely there comes a point in everyone's spiritual journey Where they realize this relationship needs attention. Father John Bartunek has provided us with a book to aid in this relationship. That book is his latest, Seeking First the Kingdom: 30 Meditations on How to Love God with All Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength.As Father Bartunek states part way through the book "Loving God with all your heart means … [Read more...]

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...]


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