Category: Book Reviews

Lenten Reading 2017

With Lent upon us, it’s time to consider what you will be reading to help you grow in holiness. Here are my recommendations: 1. Bringing Lent Home with St. Thérèse of Lisieux: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle –This is one of my all-time Lenten favorites. You can read my review at the National Catholic Register.   2. How To Be Holy: First...

7 Quick Takes: Best Books of 2016

Since I am busy working on my third book, this will be a quick post. Here are my seven favorite non-fiction books from 2016: 33 Days to Merciful Love by Michael E. Gaitley, MIC How to Be Holy by Peter Kreeft Champions of the Rosary by Donald Calloway, MIC 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy by Vinny Flynn The Four Keys to Everlasting Love by Manuel...

The Strangers At the Manger: Book Review

Summary A new family has moved into St. Anne’s parish. It is Christmas time and the Perez family, who are refugees, needed a safe place to stay. The red-headed twins, Katie and Patrick Brady don’t know what to think of the new family. They look different and speak a strange language. While setting up Christmas ornaments in the church, the twins hear the bell choir...

7 Quick Takes: Christmas Movies and Books

Believe is one Christmas movie I am looking forward to viewing this year. It opens in theaters on Dec. 2. Here is a review from Variety, Here is a brief synopsis from the website. For years, the small town of Grundy, Va. has relied on the Peyton family to provide the highlight of the year—the annual Christmas pageant. When Matthew Peyton (Ryan O’Quinn) inherits the family...