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!

The 99 is here and it will change your heart

A follow up to my previous spring post, The new evangelization and how YOU can be a part of it, I recently received a copy of the full program, The 99 Experience from Ascension Press. For one reason or another, Catholics have become very poor at evangelization. Many times it…

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Check out the new evangelization and how YOU can be a part of it

My parish for the last couple of years has been very active in supporting the new evangelization. I’ve attended several meetings on sharing my own faith, how to lead studies, and how to talk with others about my faith story in order to draw them into the Church. Unfortunately, not…

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Rejoice! A New Way to Meditate Upon the Coming of Christ

Who can believe that it already November? The leaves have fallen, we’ve already had two snowfalls (in Omaha, NE!), and the sounds of Christmas have already begun. I too have had a crazy, busy year, and actually, starting today, I have a new project that is about to begin which…

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A Saint for Today – St. Eugène de Mazenod

There is something wonderful about opening a new book about a saint. Besides learning a bit about the history and time period that the saint lived in, we can learn about what people in those time periods struggled with. We then realize that their struggles are oddly similar to the…

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Healing and Forgiving through Mary

I have to admit that I am very blessed. I grew up in a two parent home, in a nice middle class neighborhood, born Catholic, and didn’t know of any struggles through my childhood. Not saying we didn’t have any, but none that my parents ever told me. Me and…

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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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