Weekly Giveaway: The One-Minute Aquinas


This week Sophia Institute Press sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of  The One-Minute Aquinas: The Doctor’s Quick Answers to Fundamental Questions . Click here to read my review of this book. 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 Friday 5/09 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The One-Minute Aquinas: The Doctor’s Quick Answers to Fundamental Questions


Do you find the writings of Thomas Aquinas to be intimidating? Not sure where to start reading in the nearly     3,000 pages of text that he wrote? You're not alone and Kevin Vost has done us all a service with his recent book,The One-Minute Aquinas: The Doctor's Quick Answers to Fundamental Questions.The book is divided into three parts:  How Can We Be Happy - On Earth and in Heaven, God and Who is Christ? Each of these parts is broken down into relative chapters. These are each easily appr … [Read more...]

CBB Lenten Library Building Mega Giveaway!

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Lent is perhaps the most powerful season on the Church calendar for reflection and self-education. I wanted to make it possible for someone to have the resources for enrichment this Lent and beyond. That was the idea behind this, the BIGGEST giveaway I have done at The Catholic Book Blogger yet. Twelve publishers have agreed to participate in my first Mega Giveaway . Be sure to visit theri websites and support them by purchasing some of the great books they bring to the public. One lucky winner … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Meditations Before Mass


Romano Guardini (1885 – 1968) was a priest in Germany who wrote many books during his lifetime. In recent years his books have been reprinted once more in the English language. Such is the case with Sophia Institute Press and their release of Meditations Before Mass. This book was first published in German in 1939 than translated and published in English for the first time in 1956. The book is just as relevant today as it was then. One thing to remember when reading the book is that is was w … [Read more...]

New and Notable Releases


Welcome back to this recurring feature at The Catholic Book Blogger. As a book reviewer I get access to early or hot off the presses books from many Catholic publishers. This column will appear at least once per month. My goal is to share approximately three titles each post that have either just released or are soon to be released. These are books I am looking forward to reading and think you might be too.C.S. Lewis and the Catholic Church by Joseph PearceRelease Date: Available … [Read more...]

Nothing Short of a Miracle : God’s Healing Power in Modern Saints

Nothing Short of a Miracleis a fascinating look into the Vatican's process for approving miracles that lead to the beatification and canonization of saints. Author Patricia Treece walks the reader through how the process played out for some of our more recent modern saints. You will learn what miracles the Vatican approved as being valid cures attributed to the likes of Pope John Paul II, Fr. Solanus Casey, John Neumann, Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Padre Pio to name a few. In the introduction of … [Read more...]