Friday, October 3, 2014


There’s that old tongue-in-cheek saying: “Everyone wants to go to Heave, but nobody’s dying to get there.” Is it because most of us don’t really have a good idea what’s waiting for us?
Anthony DeStefano’s book, A Travel Guide to Heaven, changes all that. Relying on scripture, the author uses logic and imagination to paint a description of Heaven that will delight Christians as well as non-Christians.
DeStafno’s writing style is clear and uncomplicated, making the book an easy read with enjoyable surprises sprinkled in. And the best of all, you needn’t fret over Visas, Taxes, Gratuities, or Surcharges. The copy I read was the 10th Anniversary Edition. Don’t make the wait ten years to read it like I did. 
E. G. Lewis
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Sacred Fire is a book designed to be read in and unhurried manner. I often found myself pausing to revisit a page or two and then meditate upon the message contained within them.

Fr. Rolheiser begins by outlining the classic structure of Christian life. Having covered the fundamentals, he the builds on this sturdy foundation encouraging the reader to go further, dig deeper into themselves and God. He takes the reader through a spiritual life-cycle, if you will, tracing the ebb and flow of a typical life from young adulthood to parent to middle age.

I found the final section, the one that deals with total giving of yourself even unto death, to be the most interesting part of the book. Fr. Rolheiser articulates an ideal and process of what might be called the Good Death in ways I’ve never encountered before.

This is definitely a book to be read over and over again, gleaning all the wisdom within its pages.

Disclaimer: Images Books provided a copy of Sacred Fire in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, March 28, 2014


A 2,000-Year-Old Mystery Solved.

Many of the churches in and around Rome have long standing traditions regarding the relics of their patrons. None is more well-known than the belief…legend…myth(?) that St. Peter himself was buried beneath the main altar of St Peter’s Basilica.  But is such a claim possible, or even plausible? The current structure is not the original. The St Peter’s we known today was built in the 15th Century to replace one constructed 1,100 years earlier by the Emperor Constantine.

Thomas Craughwell traces the history of St. Peter’s from its original construction until 1939 when Pope Pius XII authorized a secret excavation into the depths below the altar during some reconstruction work. The reputation of a lot of people, some living, but many dead, hung in the balance as the Vatican’s team began their descent into the past. After interminable false starts, blind leads and frenzied piques of professional bickering, it’s comforting to know they finally found St. Peter right where everyone always said he was…directly beneath the main altar of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
A very enjoyable read.
E. G. Lewis

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Product Details
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Image (January 14, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0307985095

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Thursday, February 20, 2014


To say that The A-Z of C.S. Lewis is a treasure trove of information is an understatement. 

Through extensive research, Colin Duriez has compiled an encyclopedia of C.S. Lewis’ life, thought and writing. The author includes arcane bits of biographical information, details of Lewis’ friendships and associations, his fiction as well as non-fiction and academic works. This compendium of facts is arranged in alphabetic format, allowing the Lewis aficionado can burrow deep to find new and fascinating insights into the mind and works of one of the giants of 20th Century Christianity.

Whether you’re a fan of the Narnia Series, Screwtape, or his many apologetic works, The A-Z of C.S. Lewis is the book for you. Five Stars — highly recommended.

Disclaimer: The publisher supplied a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

-E.G. Lewis

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Product Details
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Lion Hudson (November 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0745955865

Thursday, February 6, 2014


The Global War on Christians is a book that will convince even the doubters and deniers that the Church is under attack. While those of us in the United States dither about restrictions on Christmas displays and the secular bias of the media, in other parts of the world our Christian brothers and sisters are dying for their faith each and every day.

In this carefully documented narrative, John Allen builds his case brick by brick as he summarizes the current situation in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. He cites statistics and actual events as proof. The book is best summed up by a single sentence towards the end: “Average believers in the West may not yet have heard the stories of these new martyrs, but once they do, it’s hard not to be stirred." 

Product Details 
Hardcover: 320 pages 
Publisher: Image (October 1, 2013) 
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0770437350

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