Category: Book Reviews

  • Book Review: Sexual Wisdom for Catholic Adolescents

    Sexual Wisdom for Catholic Adolescents by Richard Wetzel, M.D. Huntington Beach, CA: Sex Education for Advanced Beginners, 2009 Reviewed by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur Note: This review contains adult material. “Sexual Wisdom for Catholic Adolescents” was written to fill a need in the realm of Catholic Sex Education. It is designed for older adolescents and covers a […]

  • Book Review: “It’s a Wonderful (Imperfect) Life”

    It’s A Wonderful Imperfect Life: Daily Encouragement for Women Who Strive Too Hard to Make It Just Right By Joan C. Webb Ventura, CA: Regal, 2009 If I had the money, I would buy a copy of “It’s a Wonderful (Imperfect) Life: Devotional Readings for Women Who Strive Too Hard to Make It Just Right” […]

  • Prayers for College Students

    Keeping the Faith: Prayers for College Students by Kerry Weber Twenty-Third Publications, 2009 Kerry Weber, a graduate of Providence College who recently received her master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University, has written a new prayer book designed for college students. As an R.A. in college, she witnessed many of the struggles that college students […]

  • Book Review- “Bless Me, Father, For I Have Kids”

    We Catholics can sometimes take ourselves a little too seriously. God has a sense of humor, however, and so should we. Susie Lloyd will have mothers, especially homeschooling mothers, laughing out loud with her latest offering “Bless Me, Father, For I Have Kids” (Sophia Institute Press, 2009). Susie Lloyd is a forty-something homeschooling mother of […]

  • Interview with Donna Lee Schillinger, Author of “On My Own Now”

    A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing On My Own Now by Donna Lee Schillinger. Now, I am pleased to present the following interview. Can you tell us a little about yourself and how long you’ve been writing? A born and bred Texan, I have a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from […]

  • Book Review: On My Own Now

    On My Own Now: Straight Talk from the Proverbs for Young Christian Women who Want to Remain Pure, Debtfree and Regretfree by Donna Lee Schillinger Quilldriver, 2009 Reviewed by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur Donna Lee Schillinger is a married homeschooling mom who has served in the Peace Corps and worked as an executive director of a homeless […]

  • Book Review: “Sabbath”

    Sabbath: The Ancient Practices by Dan B. Allender Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2009 What would you do with a day dedicated to delight? That is the question that Dan B. Allender poses in “Sabbath,” one of the books in the “Ancient Practices Series” edited by Phyllis Tickle and published by Thomas Nelson. Allender’s take on […]

  • Book Review: In Constant Prayer

    In Constant Prayer (The Ancient Practices) by Robert Benson Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008 In Constant Prayer (The Ancient Practices) by Robert Benson is the second in the “Ancient Practices” series being edited by Phyllis Tickle for Thomas Nelson Publishers. Benson focuses on the practice of saying the “Daily Office,” a formal series of prayers […]

  • Book Review: Finding Our Way Again

  • Book Review: What the Church Teaches About Sex

    What the Church Teaches about Sex: God’s Plan for Human Happiness By Robert L. Fastiggi Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2009 If asked to name the one issue that Catholics have the most difficulty with, most would answer the Church’s teaching on sexuality. Whether it be pre-marital sex, cohabitation, or contraception, the majority of Catholics […]