Category: Book Reviews

The Marian Option: A Book Review

The Marian Option: God’s Solution to a Civilization in Crisis. by Carrie Gress, PhD is a book that I have long wanted to read. It seems that whenever I turned on EWTN or Catholic radio, Dr. Gress was being interviewed about this book. I typically turned on the program after it had already started and only caught bits and pieces of the conversation, but what...

7 Quick Takes: Saints, The Rosary, and More

1. The saint of the day for September 1 is St. Giles (650-710), abbot, hermit, and patron of the poor and disabled. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Saint Giles is invoked for protection in times of plague and epidemic. Read more. 2. Saint Ingrid of Sweden is the saint of the day for September 2. Born in Skänninge, Sweden, in the 13th century, St....

Book Review-Adventures of Faith, Hope, and Charity: Finding Patience

Amazon Summary of Adventures of Faith, Hope and Charity: Finding Patience (Volume 1) Looking for a little help in teaching your child patience? Do you want something that is educational, but at the same time entertaining? Adventures of Faith, Hope, and Charity: Finding Patience is educational and entertaining, and God is at the forefront of this story. This book offers parents and educators a means...

7 Quick Takes: Saints, Feasts, Books, and Prayer

1. August 4th is the feast of St. John Mary Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests. He is such a special saint and a dear friend to me that one post hardly seems enough to describe the many virtues of this holy man. He was a gentle, charitable, humble, faithful and obedient French country priest. John Vianney was born May 8, 1786 in the...

Summer Book Giveaway: Chasing Liberty Trilogy by Theresa Linden

The heart of the summer season is Independence Day — the Fourth of July. It is at this time of year, that our thoughts focus on our American freedoms and the Christian values, which we hold dear. This is a good time to read the action-packed Liberty Triology by award-winning author Theresa Linden. Series Summary Liberty Trilogy – A young woman named Liberty lives in...

7 QT: Seven Sizzling Books for Summer

Here are seven inspiring and uplifting reads for summer: 1. The Perfect Blindside by Leslea Wahl – This is an intriguing, award-winning novel that I was unable to put down. It is a Catholic romance story that is filled with action and suspense. It is an inspiring story of redemption and transformation. You will absolutely love it! Genre: Young Adult,  religious fiction, Christian, sports and...

My recent interview with “The Miracle Hunter”

Michael O’Neill, “The Miracle Hunter” had me as a guest on his radio show to talk about Our Lady of Fatima and my new book: Fatima: The Apparition That Changed The World. In case you might have missed my chat with “The Miracle Hunter” you can listen in here at your leisure. You can move the time marker to the 7:44 mark to hear our conversation. I...

The Perfect Blindside: Book Giveaway

  Recently, Catholic author Leslea Wahl contacted me and asked if I would be willing to interview her and share a book giveaway on Catholic Fire. As I was not familiar with Leslie’s writing, I asked her to send me a copy of one of her books. Leslie sent me her Young Adult novel The Perfect Blindside. What a treasure this book is! In The...

Book Review: Rightfully Ours by Carolyn Astfalk

Amazon Summary: Rightfully Ours Sixteen-year-old Paul Porter’s relocation to Pennsylvania is a temporary move during his dad’s deployment. Or so he and his brother think, until devastating news lands on their doorstep. Paul’s new home with the Muellers provides solace, especially in the form of Rachel, his friend and confidante. Their abiding friendship deepens as they work side by side to uncover what could be...

7 QT: Mary, Mother’s Day, and More

  May is the month of Mary. May 13th was the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. Here are a couple of photos of the Fatima festivities in our diocese, including the pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which visited our diocese this past month.   2. Mother’s Day is a difficult day for me for many reasons, some...