Seeking Healing and Peace from Childhood Maternal Abuse: A Book Review of Forgiving Mother

"In closing, I firmly believe this book will make a tremendous addition to my clinical shelf. The book is written in a manner meant to empower the reader - reminding the reader that childhood experiences may shape and mold all of us, but they don't define the person we can become. Through prayer, a relationship and reliance on the love and comfort of the Blessed Mother, and wise counsel of either a professional mental health worker or spiritual director, healing and peace can be found as an adult." Another book review - this time, addressing healing and peace from childhood maternal abuse, through the lens of a social worker.

Warming the Heart: A Review of Pawprints in the Snow

"My son's review is, 'Yes, everyone should buy it for their kids, because it would be fun for their kids!' Knowing this book attracted my youngest, as well as continued to engage my oldest, makes this particular book a keeper for our household bookshelves. Even as an adult, not only did I learn a few new facts about animals, but I also enjoyed reading this aloud the half dozen (cough, or dozen) times it has been read!" A last minute gift idea, if you are looking for an engaging book for under the tree this Christmas for a little one in the home!

Leading Family in the Faith: A Book Review of The Catholic Family Book of Prayers

"We are quickly approaching the conclusion of the Advent season and the kickoff of the Christmas season. This is the perfect gift to have under the tree for a mom or dad - or, as a family gift. It is the perfect gift for helping readers to deepen their faith and, perhaps, to craft that perfect  "spiritual resolution" for the New Year." Today's post reviews a phenomenal book for all Catholic parents - designed to assist parents in being their children's primary catechists! Don't miss this review of a fantastic resource!

Upholding Womanhood: A Book Review of Super Girls and Halos

"Being able to recognize the history and the role women have played is something which must be focused-on and highlighted. Being able to point to heroines, both fictional and real, makes our examination much easier, as they show us a model of womanhood which we do not see typically emulated in our secular society today. Growing in justice, prudence, fortitude, and temperance can serve to strengthen each of us, if we can stay true to who God made us to be.  And, through it all, we can begin to reclaim the "genius of women" from the detractors in the larger society around us." In today's post, I review the most recent book by Ms. Maria Morera Johnson, Super Girls and Halos. Please read more on how this book highlights some fantastic women - both fictional and saintly counterparts - and the lessons they hold for womanhood today.  

A St. Patrick’s Day Book Review in My Sunday Best

Last Sunday was a doozy. This week, although we still had a screecher in our pew and a reticent preschooler in tow, Mass attendance was a little more successful, and slightly more enlightening. Let's jump in to My Sunday Best shall we? First off, the night before Ash Wednesday, I threw in one new concept for … Continue reading A St. Patrick’s Day Book Review in My Sunday Best