CBB Review: CSS International The Letter of Paul to the Ephesians


Catholic Scripture Study International has recently released a new study in their ongoing series. The Letter of Paul to the Ephesians was written by Dr. Scott Hahn and Mark Shea. The study comes in at 10 lessons and, like the other offerings by CSS, is a well-polished, professionally presented study.From the introduction:“In this study, we are going to see how the Church relates to Christ, to the entire universe that the Father has redeemed through the Son, and to the glorious plan of G … [Read more...]

2014 Catholic Book Blogger Top Picks


2014 was a great year for the Catholic publishing world. Many fantastic books were released, so many that at times this book reviewer had trouble keeping up! Obviously I cannot read everything but out of what I read these are my top picks for 2014 (in no particular order). These picks by no mean lessen the quality or importance of the others....they just stood out to me as the best. Click each title to see my full review of each.St. Peter’s Bones : How the Relics of the First Pope were Lost a … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Scott Hahn

PETE: Of the numerous books you have written this is your first on Christmas. What drew you to writing Joy to the World?SCOTT HAHN: Christmas! I hardly need another reason. Christmas is the holiday that even secularists can’t give up. Yet it’s so much more than they know. It’s more than the sales, more than the TV specials, more than the family togetherness. It’s the turning point in history. It’s a crisis — a drama of epic proportions involving world rulers and their armies, astronomical spe … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – Joy to the World


This week publisher Image Books sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of Joy to the World: How Christ's Coming Changed Everything (And Still Does) (you can read my review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Wed 12/19 with a winner being announced later that day. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Joy to the World


The advent season is a period of waiting and anticipation. Unfortunately during that anticipation we can often become distracted and wrapped up in the secular meaning of the season. Fortunately there are a number of books we can read to get us back on track. One of those is the latest from Scott Hahn, Joy to the World: How Christ's Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does).Scott takes us on a mini-retreat to discover what the true meaning of Christmas is. He details the many people, places … [Read more...]

CBB Featured CD – More Advent talks from Lighthouse


It's week two of Advent. Take advantage of these great talks by Lighthouse Catholic Media. Here's what I plan on listening to this week ....how about you?Click the cover image above  to purchase this talk  as either a CD or MP3 download. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's books, tapes, homilies, retreats, and television series have inspired countless souls all over the world. This digitally-mastered presentation combines classic recordings of his timeless reflections on the meaning of the I … [Read more...]