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Extreme Makeover – A Tiber River Review

   Extreme Makeover is a thorough overview of the truth about contraception, abortion, and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Author and radio talk show host Teresa Tomeo lays out the Catholic Church’s main teachings regarding the dignity of human life from the moment of conception, the sacredness of sexuality (and the proper context for such interactions), as well as the special role of …

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Spiritual Warfare From a Pro-Life Foxhole – A Tiber River Review

I was sent a free copy of Steve Wood's CD called “Spiritual Warfare From a Pro-Life Foxhole” from Tiber River in exchange for my review. I was unfamiliar with Steve Wood and his agency called Family   Life Center International, but his title grabbed my attention immediately.  It comes as no surprise that I am Pro-Life and work towards ending …

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Sinner – A Tiber River Review

I guess I should have realized that a book by a comedian was not likely to be the book for me.  Comedy isn't my thing, and by the time I got to the end of Sinner I was skimming and waiting for it to be over. Lino Rulli is an Italian-American comedian who has a show on Sirus radio (and …

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A Child’s First Communion – A Tiber River Review

I had the opportunity to review “A Child's First Communion And So Much More” featuring Father Joe Kempf. There are two sections to this DVD. In the first section entitled “For Adults”, Father Joe explains to parents the importance of Communion and reasons that they should attend Mass regularly and take Communion. In the second section, entitled “For Children”, Father Joe and …

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The Handbook for Catholic Moms – A Tiber River Review

I originally got The Handbook for Catholic Moms for a book study my mom's group was doing.  The study itself did not continue, but I did continue reading Lisa Hendey's very useful book.  The book is divided into four parts: heart, mind, body, and soul, with the idea of helping mom's nurture their whole being.  The premises is really great, bringing a …

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Chosen and Cherished – A Tiber River Review

Like all Kimberly Hahn books, Chosen and Cherished: Biblical Wisdom for your Marriage is packed with wisdom.  It is the first of six books in the Life-Nurturing Love series, which is a study of the woman from Proverbs 31.  Chosen and Cherished specifically looks at Proverbs 31:10-12: Who can find a woman of worth? Far beyond jewels is her value. Her husband trusts her judgement; he …

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Padre Pio: In My Own Words – A Tiber River Review

  Padre Pio: In my own words contains small gems from St. Pio on a host of topics. St. Pio wrote very little in his life due to political enemies in the Church taking action against the saint. All we have is a collection of letters. While this book does not contain any letters, it does contains hundreds of quotes from …

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Jesus of Nazareth Vol. II – A Tiber River Review

I have sincerely enjoyed Jesus of Nazareth Vol. II from Pope Benedict XVI. In regards to content, there is much to glean from the material inside this book. Pope Benedict immediately began transforming my understanding of Liturgy and discipleship by opening my heart to a greater depth of perspective about the events of Holy Week. While his writing style is academic in …

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For Greater Glory – A Review

Last night Aquinas and More took a bunch of our staff to see For Greater Glory. It left me shaken. First, I'm going to get the problems I had with the film out of the way. The producer (if he is the person who actually assembles scenes), needs some more film schooling. There were too many quick scenes between too …

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An Introduction to the Devout Life – A Tiber River Review

  Philothea or An Introduction to the Devout Life has become a book I turn to constantly for spiritual direction as mother and wife. Written by Saint Francis de Sales, Doctor of the Church, forSaint Jane Frances de Chantal who was first a mother and later finished her life as a cloistered nun. I find the form of this book applies greatly in my …

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