Book Review: Rock-A My Soul

Posted by sevensorrows on 10:22 AM in , , ,
Rock-A My Soul
An Invitation to Rock Your Religion
by David Nantais

David Nantais has managed to do some pretty amazing things in just 184 pages. He speaks of the history of rock, consumerism, social justice, faith, prayer, morality, and so much more.

Let's make this simple. If you are a fan of rock and you have ever wondered or questioned if rock music might be "bad", this is totally your book.

Nantais is a bigger music fan than any of us and he has definitely done his research, thinking, and praying.

A tiny spoiler alert, but I think you need to know this. Nantais does not consider rock evil and he has a very compelling case.

Rating: (out of 5)

David Nantais is a freelance writer and can be found here.


Book Review: Wholly Mary Mother of God

Posted by sevensorrows on 10:03 AM in , , ,
Wholly Mary Mother of God
by Chris Padgett

Chris Padgett has long been a person I have looked up to as a father of 9, a strong Catholic, and a fellow musician to name just a few. This was my first chance to read one of his books.

Being 129 pages, this book is not meant to encapsulate everything Mary. But this book does a good job of hitting on many topics such as the Immaculate Conception, Marian apparitions, the Mother of God, the assumption, her virginity, and even protestant oppositions.

This would be a great book for people who are not familiar with many of these topics or people who don't see the need to honor Mary. If you are a big Mary "fan", then you won't find many ground breaking things here, but you will come away with something, which is what learning about our faith is about, right?

I loved the focus near the end of the book about family prayer and rosary. The need to be an example to our family and our children and to help create a foundation of prayer is much needed. Many times practical application is what is missing in books such as this, but Padgett brings it back home on this one.

Rating: (out of 5)

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Wholly Mary - Mother of God. They are also a great source for a Catechism of the Catholic Church or a Catholic Bible.


Book Review: Between the Savior and the Sea

Posted by sevensorrows on 8:50 AM in , ,
Between the Savior and the Sea
by Bob Rice

We all know the Bible stories well that are in the novel Between the Savior and the Sea, but do they come to life for us?

Singer, songwriter, speaker, author, and all around awesome Catholic Bob Rice brings the gospels to life through the perspective of Peter. His writing draws us in and helps us see what Peter and other disciples may have been thinking.

The story contains the commissioning of Peter through the Resurrection of Jesus. Each chapter lists Bible verses so that you may read the real stories if you choose.

This book is an easy read and page turner. I feel this would be a great book for an avid pre-teen reader or confirmation student. Not that this is a child's book, but for the fact that it turns the Bible into a compelling story without being "preachy" or feeling like you are being forced to learn.

Rating: (out of 5)
Available in paperback, kindle, or audiobook here.

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