Category: Book Reviews

  • Book Review: 7 Secrets of the Eucharist

    7 Secrets of the Eucharist by Vinny Flynn Stockbridge, MA: Mercysong, 2006 I admit it. I don’t think about the Eucharist as much as I should. I value it immensely, and know the strength it gives, but I do tend to take it for granted sometimes. Vinny Flynn’s “7 Secrets of the Eucharist” helps readers […]

  • Book Review: Go in Peace

    Go in Peace: Your Guide to the Purpose and Power of Confession by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. and Sean Brown West Chester, PA: Ascension Press, 2007 If there is one area of Catholicism that causes more confusion than any other, it is the Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as confession). In “Go in Peace: Your […]

  • Book Review: Plain Paradise

    Plain Paradise (A Daughters of the Promise Novel) by Beth Wiseman Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010 Beth Wiseman takes her readers on an enjoyable sojourn back to Lancaster County in “Plain Paradise.” The next installment of the “Daughters of the Promise” series lives up to the high standards set by the previous books. Each one […]

  • Book Review: You Can Be Everything God Wants You to Be

    YOU CAN BE EVERYTHING GOD WANTS YOU TO BE by Max Lucado Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2010 I’m a fan of Max Lucado’s books. His writing is straight-forward and uplifting. “You Can Be Everything God Wants You to Be” is no exception. The title of this book alters what children are often told, that “you can […]

  • Book Review: “God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours”

    God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours by Regina Brett New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2010 Regina Brett long-believed that “at the moment she was born, God must have blinked. he missed the occasion and never knew she had arrived.” The fifth of eleven children, she got lost in the mix. She was […]

  • Book Review: The Shroud Codex

    The Shroud Codex by Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2010 Pope John-Paul Peter I has a serious headache. Fr. Paul Bartholomew, a parish priest in New York City, has just resumed his duties after spending three years recovering from a near-fatal accident. Since his return, Bartholomew claims to talk to Jesus […]

  • Book Review: The Way to Stillness

    The Way to Stillness by Anne Alexander Vincent & Gayle Alexander Nashville, TN: Cottage in the Woods, 2010 “The Way to Stillness: Powerful Tools for Those in Helping Professions” is one of those beautiful little books with the capacity to make a big impact. Gayle Alexander and her daughter Anne Alexander Vincent have worked as […]

  • Book Review: Brother Andre

    Brother Andre: Friend of the Suffering, Apostle of Saint Joseph by Jean-Guy Dubac Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 2010 On February 19, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI announced that Blessed Brother Andre Bessette of Canada is scheduled to be canonized on October 17, 2010. Brother Andre was a humble porter at Notre Dame College in Quebec, […]

  • Book Review: “The Lightkeeper’s Daughter”

    The Lightkeeper’s Daughter (A Mercy Falls Novel) by Colleen Coble Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2009 “The Lightkeeper’s Daughter” by Colleen Coble is a fast moving Christian romance, filled with mystery and enough plot twists to keep your head spinning! Addie Sullivan has grown up as a lightkeeper’s daughter. When a stranger comes to visit, he […]

  • Book Review: Full of Grace

    Full of Grace: Miraculous Stories of Healing and Conversion Through Mary’s Intercession by Christine Watkins Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2010 Christine Watkins grew up without religion and without a belief in God. Her parents had told her that Jesus was a fairytale and that when you died you became part of the dirt […]