General Catholic Ramblings

Prayers for Just About Everything: A Tiber River Review

November 15, 2012

I have a bit of an affinity for pre-Vatican II books.  There's just something about they way they are written and the way in which they present the faith that makes them seem grander than their modern day counterparts.  I find this to be especially true with regards to prayer books.  Maybe it's just me, […]

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Learning to Embrace Pregnancy: A Tiber River Review

November 5, 2012
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Popular Catholic blogger and speaker Sarah A. Reinhard presents the first book to accompany expectant mothers from conception to baptism with weekly reflections and prayers rooted in the mysteries of the Rosary and related to the baby's physical development. Designed to help expectant mothers embrace pregnancy as an opportunity for spiritual growth, A Catholic Mother's […]

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How Do You Tuck in a Superhero? A Tiber River Review

November 4, 2012

You tuck in a superhero with cleverness and creativity, loads of love, heaping helpings of humor, and gobs of grace.  After babysitting, teaching, tutoring, and nannying boys, I knew I would totally appreciate and find great hilarity in the antics recorded by a mother of five wild and crazy boys (and since the book was […]

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What Tools Are in Your Catholic Briefcase? A Tiber River Review

November 3, 2012
The Catholic Briefcase

Christ commanded that we be salt and light [Matt 5:13-16] and often we ponder this admonition without a clue how to fulfill it.  The Catholic Briefcase by Randy Hain can help. The Catholic Briefcase would be an excellent choice for an individual or a group study.  The questions gently encourage discussion and reflection.  An individual working alone will […]

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Celebrating Feasts in Meaningful Ways: A Tiber River Review

November 2, 2012

For centuries, the Catholic Church has offered an abundance of splendid traditions that extend religious and spiritual practice into daily life. Now, Meredith Gould reintroduces these customs and rituals to modern Roman Catholics. Using the liturgical calendar, The Catholic Home provides familiar and new ways to celebrate each season and its special days. Gould reviews […]

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Catholicism is a Keeper: A Tiber River Review

October 30, 2012

This one is a keeper.  Catholicism is one, that if it didn't go completely against my grain to highlight books (I didn't even like doing it when I was in college--I don't even highlight or put notes in my Bible) would be highlighted all over.  It is a very readable book but one that has […]

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A Child's First School: A Tiber River Review

October 29, 2012

  The School of the Family was written by a young Catholic wife and mom. It's primarily about her life and how family interactions impacted her upbringing. She dives even further back into history telling some of the upbringing of her own mother to show her family background. I have to admit I was disappointed […]

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Who Are the Women of the Gospels?: A Tiber River Review

October 28, 2012

  The Women of the Gospels, Missionaries of God’s Love, by Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan is a great resource for small group discussions. I have always been fascinated by the women in the time of Jesus’s earthly life, and this book brings out some very interesting facts about a few of the lesser mentioned ladies in the […]

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Teaching Kids the Liturgical Seasons: A Tiber River Review

October 27, 2012

As a Catholic convert, and a mother with small children, I've been passionate about learning all that I can about the traditions and celebrations that ocur throughout the liturgical year.  I'd spent the last year trying to come up with feast day ideas that would make the liturgical year come alive for our daughters, and […]

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Five Steps to a Devout Life: A Tiber River Review

October 25, 2012

I can’t believe I put off this book for nearly two years!  I’ve always wanted to read it, but I get very intimidated by spiritual classics.  I am a notorious skimmer & reading slowly is difficult for me. Over Easter, however, I had the opportunity to slow down and dig deep into the St. Francis […]

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