Tagged: Catholic Books

Top Ten Catholic Books of 2017

Image: Girl Reading “Only God knows the good that can come about by reading one good Catholic book.” — Saint John Bosco Catholic Fiction Books Julia’s Gifts by Ellen Gable Rightfully Ours by Carolyn Astfalk The Perfect Blindside by Leslea Wahl Catholic Non-Fiction Books A Heart Like Mary’s: 31 Daily Meditations to Help You Live and Love As She Does by Fr. Edward Looney Broken...

Forgiving Mother: A Marian Novena of Healing and Peace

In her book Forgiving Mother: A Marian Novena of Healing and Peace,  Marge Steinhage Fenelon provides us with a powerful testimony for devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is not only the Mother of God, but our Mother, as well. As our Mother, Mary is our advocate in difficult situations. Marge discovered this as a young child, when she was abused by her biological...

12 Great Catholic Books to Give as Christmas Gifts

Here are twelve of my favorite books that will make great Christmas gifts: Teens and Adults (Catholic Romance): Ornamental Graces by Carolyn Astfalk Julia’s Gifts by Ellen Gable is the first book in her new inspirational religious fiction series Great War Great Love. Rightfully Ours by Carolyn Astfalk The Perfect Blindside by Leslea Wahl Teens and Adults (Marian Books): Fatima: The Apparition That Changed the...

7 Quick Takes: An EWTN Adventure

On November 27, I flew to EWTN in Irondale, Alabama, where I was a guest on two shows — Doug Keck’s EWTN Bookmark and At Home with Jim and Joy. It was an interesting and educational experience for me. While I have done numerous podcast and radio interviews, this was my first time on TV. Also, this was my first trip to Alabama. Here are seven...

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...