Tagged: Catholic Books

7 Quick Takes: Music, Movies, Books, Saints, and More

1. What I am singing now: We are learning this hymn in choir for Advent and Christmas.   © 2017 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved. **ALL IMAGES ARE PROPERTY OF SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC. FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY. SALE, DUPLICATION OR TRANSFER OF THIS MATERIAL IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. 2. What I am watching now: The Star: A Must-See Christmas Movie  The Star is a delightful,...

Julia’s Gifts by Ellen Gable: A Book Review

Julia’s Gifts by Catholic author Ellen Gable is the first book in her new inspirational religious fiction series Great War Great Love. I am honored to partcipate in the blog tour for this book. From Philadelphia to war-torn France, follow Julia as she transitions from unworldly young woman to compassionate volunteer… As a young girl, Julia began buying gifts for her future spouse, a man whose...

Seven Quick Takes: November News

1. This fall has been a particularly busy season for me, as I have been writing new book proposals, doing research for new books, participating in radio interviews, and reading and reviewing several new books. Here are some fabulous fall reads I hope you will enjoy as much as I have. 2. November started off with one of my favorite feast days of the year...

An Open Book: October 2017

The first Wednesday of each month, Carolyn Astfalk hosts #OpenBook, where bloggers link posts about books they’ve read recently. During the month of October, I read the following books. You can read my reviews or follow the links to my reviews below. 1. The Faustina Prayer Book for the Conversion of Sinners by Susan Tassone  Queen of Heaven: Mary’s Battle for Souls by Brian Kennelly...

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...

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...

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...

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

  May 12 is day twelve of the book blog tour for “Fatima: The Apparition That Changed The World.” Today, we have a double feature! Allison Gingras posts at Reconciled to You, and Marge Fenelon posts at Marge Fenelon. Please visit the other stops on the book blog tour: May 1 – Carolyn Astfalk My Scribbler’s Heart Blog May 2 – Ellen Gable, Plot, Line,...

An Open Book – April 2017 #openbook

  I’m joining with Carolyn Astfalk at My Scribbler’s Heart and Catholic Mom for An Open Book. Here’s what I’ve been reading: Broken Brain, Fortified Faith By Virginia Pillars Amazon Synopsis: The terms mental illness and mental health are often used casually, but many don’t believe mental illness is relevant to their lives. However, studies show that more people live with mental illness than heart...