Book Reviews

There are so many Catholic books out there, some great and some not so great. Be sure to check out the reviews and let me know what you think!

Let the Peace of Christmas be With You

 In the chaos of everyday life, there is nothing we need more than just a little peace. This is exactly what is offered to us in Diane Houdek’s new book, The Peace of Christmas: Quiet Reflections from Pope Frances. These reflections begin as Advent begins and runs past Christmas day,…

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Travel Much? Check Out These Awesome Locations

I love to go on vacation (who doesn’t?)! You get to meet new people, see sights you have never seen before, and may never again. When my husband and I went on vacations before kids, I could tell you of some awesome stories of when we couldn’t find a hotel…

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True Meaning of the Rosary

So you think you know everything there is about the Rosary? That’s what I thought when I received the book, Praying the Rosary Like Never Before, but wow, was I wrong. I’ve done studies by Dr. Edward Sri, and even met him in person. He has a very bright personality…

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Devote Yourself to the Heart of Jesus

When Jesus was here on Earth, He gave us everything: Knowledge of who God is, Mercy and Forgiveness for our sins, True and Pure Love for all mankind, and Eternal Life through the Blessed Sacrament of His Body and Blood through bread and wine. It was upon the Cross where…

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God is Not Fair and Other Things to Complain About

Ok, so that is not the official title of the book, but is does seem like people like to complain about everything ultimately blaming it all on God. “God is Not Fair and Other Reasons for Gratitude”  by Daniel P. Horan, OFM, are a grouping of reflections about what it…

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Meeting God in the Upper Room

Where do you meet God? Do you just talk to Him wherever you are, go on a pilgrimage or do you actually GO to a specific place to talk out your worries, dreams or struggles? Jesus met the apostles and disciples in the Upper Room for three distinct and specific…

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A review of a review of Thérèse

Yes, you read that correctly, albeit a little confusing. Dorothy Day, a future saint of our modern times, wrote her own version of Thérèse of Lisieux’s “A Story of a Soul” after reading it a second time and having a change of heart on the Little Flower. Day takes the autobiography and…

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Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Coffee with a Friend, Saint Teresa of Calcutta Have you ever wanted to invite your favorite saint over and have a conversation over a nice cup of coffee (or tea, if you prefer)? Or how about time to reflect on what the true meaning of Advent is? Or how we too…

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Caring for Creation

Never has humanity had such power of itself, yet nothing ensures that it will be used wisely. -Pope Francis @Pontifex –  June 18, 2015 Pope Francis, in the likeness of his namesake, has been very vocal about how we are to treat one another and how we are to take…

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Filling Our Father’s House – Book Review

In the newly released book titled Filling Our Father’s House: What Converts Can Teach Us about Evangelization (Sophia Press), author Shaun McAfee does a wonderful job in showing Catholics how to apply the Protestant principles of evangelization to draw others into the Catholic faith. He shares resources and ways to…

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