Category: Book Reviews

  • Mother Teresa’s Secret Fire

    Mother Teresa’s Secret Fire: The Encounter that Changed Her Life, and How it Can Transform Your Own by Joseph Langford Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor, 2008 What was the secret fire that fueled Mother Teresa? That is the question that Father Joseph Langford who co-founded the Missionaries of Charity Fathers with Mother Teresa, attempts to […]

  • Book Review: Real Women, Real Saints

    Real Women, Real Saints: Friends for Your Spiritual Journey by Gina Loehr Cincinnati, OH: Servant Books, 2008 Gina Loehr has compiled a wonderful collection of women saints’ biographies in “Real Women, Real Saints: Friends for Your Spiritual Journey.” Loehr, who has a master’s degree theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, writes that “sanctity will never […]

  • “The Popes of Avignon”

    The Popes of Avignon: A Century in Exile by Edwin Mullins Bluebridge, 2008 The Popes of Avignon: A Century in Exile is a must-read for anyone interested in Church history, especially that seventy-year period (1308 – 1378) in which the papacy took flight from Rome and set up residence in Avignon. Edwin Mullins does a […]

  • Book Review: The Church Fathers by Pope Benedict XVI

    A couple of years ago, I picked up a book on the Church Fathers, those leaders of the early Church who came within the first few generations after the Apostles. It was a heavy tome with small print; it seemed very intimidating and I never did get around to reading it. That is why I […]

  • Different Children’s Bible Versions

    by Christa Kowalczyk Bibles for children are a beautiful addition to a family library. Various children’s bibles are available in almost every bookstore around the metro. One of the greatest things parents would do to their child is to teach God’s good news. A good birthday gift is to give your kids a children’s Bible. […]

  • Book Review: The Search for Spirituality

    The Search for Spirituality: Our Global Quest for a Spiritual Life by Ursula King New York: Bluebridge, 2008 Ursula King, professor emerita of theology and religious studies at the University of Bristol, is to be commended for tackling such a far-reaching topic as spirituality from a global perspective. In the introduction to The Search for […]