CBB Giveaway: Father Benedict

This week one lucky winner will receive a copy of Father Benedict: The Spiritual and Intellectual Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI by James Day (you can read my review of the book here)  sponsored by Sophia Institute Press. I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me. The contest begins now and ends next Wednesday 3/29 with a winner chosen later that day, enter below!a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

A look into the life and writings of Pope Benedict XVI

The world was shocked when Pope Benedict XVI announced that he was abdicating the seat of Peter on February 11, 2013. The Catholic community and many outside of it took a collective breath wandering what this meant for the Church and the world. Four years later we now know that the beloved Pope Benedict has committed himself to prayer in service to the Church and her faithful. The story of this humble man who now simply wishes to be called Father Benedict is told by James Day in his new book … [Read more...]

Off the Shelf with James Day

In case you missed this weekend’s show check out the link below to hear the archived podcast. James Day and I discuss his book on Pope Benedict XVI Father Benedict: The Spiritual and Intellectual Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI from Sophia Institute Press.You can listen to the show below or download it here. … [Read more...]

A Catholic reading plan that will change your life

We are told in Scripture that entering through the gates of heaven is like a camel going through the eye of a needle.  One way to ensure that the eye of the needle is a little larger, or we are each a slightly smaller camel; is to consume the Word of God and consume books ABOUT the Word of God. Vicki Burbach has written a book that takes readers by the hand and shows them how to integrate a reading plan into their lives that will draw them deeper into the faith. How to Read Your Way to Heaven: A … [Read more...]

Off the Shelf with guest Vicki Burbach

In case you missed this weekend’s show check out the link below to hear the archived podcast. Vicki Burbach and I discussed the AWESOME reading plan she has created which is the basis of her book How to Read Your Way to Heaven: A Spiritual Reading Program for the Worst of Sinners, the Greatest of Saints, and Everyone in Between.You can stream the episode below or download it here. … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We likely have all heard of them, the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. Did you know that they play a critical role in our times today? We find ourselves in a struggle with the society we live in. A society which tells us to put ourselves first. A society that attempts to marginalize the Church and her beliefs. Dr. Kevin Vost provides readers with a guide on these seven gifts and how to effectively incorporate them into our lives in his latest book The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Every … [Read more...]