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...]

CBB Review – Man Up!

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It seems in today's society the deck is stacked against us men. We have television shows that have gone from portraying men as strong fathers to bumbling idiots. We have a society that has portrayed the role of fatherhood as diminished and not necessary. This has led to men becoming misguided and soft when it comes to their roles as fathers  and Catholics in general. Thankfully there are a number of books on the market written to help us men keep focused and navigate through these troubling … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Fathers Know Best

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The early days of Christianity are perhaps the most influential and misunderstood periods in Church history. It is definitely a period that deserves your time and study. Thankfully there are a few books on the market to aid with your research. The Fathers Know Best :Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church by Jimmy Akin is one of those and it is a solid resource on the thought of the Church Fathers. This book is packed full of information in its 452 pages. From the … [Read more...]


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