Tagged: Book Review

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...

Praying the Angelus by Jared Dees: A Book Review

  When I first picked up Praying the Angelus, I was not excited about it. I learned the Angelus many years ago as a child and have prayed it occasionally as an adult. The Angelus is a traditional and repetitive prayer that is centuries old. Although I am devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, I could not understand why anyone would want to write an...

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...

“Fatima The Apparition That Changed the World” Book Blog Tour

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Fatima! May 13 is day thirteen and the final day of the book blog tour for “Fatima: The Apparition That Changed The World.” Today, Esther Gefroh, at A Catholic Mom in Hawaii reviews my book. Please visit the other stops on the book blog tour: May 1 – Carolyn Astfalk My Scribbler’s Heart Blog May 2 – Ellen Gable, Plot,...

Book Review: Broken Brain, Fortified Faith

  By Virginia Pillars Familius LLC, 2016 Available From: Familius LLC, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Exisle-Publishing, Walmart, Rakuten.com, Target Awards: The Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval   Broken Brain, Fortified Faith is the true story of how one woman deals with her adult daughter’s diagnosis of schizophrenia, several hospitalizations, legal issues, and other family crises, over a two-year period, including: infertility, the death of...