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The Seven Levels of Intimacy – A Tiber River Review

Matthew Kelly’s done it again.  He’s provided readers with an honest, open, and attainable process for improving all of our relationships.  In The Seven Levels of Intimacy: The Art of Loving and the Joy of Being Loved, he talks about the purpose of life being to become the best version of ourselves and encourage others to become the best version …

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Their Hearts Are His Garden – A Tiber River Review

The first thing I noticed when I received Their Hearts are His Garden was that it is absolutely aesthetically beautiful to behold.  It has a lovely green hardback cover, delicate gold lettering, and a full color image of Our Lord with the children centered on the front.  The pages are a heavier weight and an ivory color.  Everything about it …

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Unplanned – A Tiber River Review

In her new memoir, Unplanned (Ignatius, 288 pages, hardcover), Abby Johnson shares her long journey from pro-choice advocacy to pro-life heroism. It was while Abby was attending college that she was confronted with this topic, forced to decide where she stood. Abby began talking with a woman from Planned Parenthood who used appealing rhetoric to attract Abby to the organization. …

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This week’s “Behind the Counter” Staff Reviews.

This weeks picks were reviewed by our Customer Service Manager,  Aline. Abandonment to Divine Providence Jean-Pierre de Caussade HIGHLY RECOMMENDED “Do you seem to be running into one closed door after another? Have I got a book for you! An absolute treasure of a spiritual classic meant to be read over and over again! I have read this amazing book …

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The Essential Catholic Survival Guide – A Tiber River Review

When I received The Essential Catholic Survival Guide in the mail, I couldn't imagine what I got myself into. The book by the Staff of Catholic Answers was huge. It's a 533 page book, and I kept thinking “how am I ever going to get through this.” But this book is very easy to read. And it has answers to …

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Youcat – A Tiber River Review

I hate to be a Debbie Downer when everyone is so excited over this youth catechism, but I can't let the concerns I have go unnoticed. Let me start off by saying that I had such high hopes for this catechism. Especially in light of Pope Benedict XVI's forward which exhorts youth to “study this catechism”. I can't say that …

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This week’s “Behind the Counter” Staff Reviews.

This weeks picks were reviewed by our President, Ian Rutherford. Understanding the Revised Mass Texts Paul Turner “This small booklet is a great introduction to the changes that are coming to the Mass translation. It includes a brief history of the translation process, explanations about the parts of the Mass and side-by-side comparisons of the major changes along with explanations …

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Be An Amazing Catechist – A Tiber River Review

Lisa Mladinich's Be An Amazing Catechist reads like a Catechesis 101 magazine. Packed with practical suggestions, resources to investigate, and advice drawing upon her classroom experience, this would be a terrific resource for giving to teachers at the beginning of the year or for reflection at any point in their vocation. Lisa writes with humor and assures us: What this …

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Looking for the King – A Tiber River Review

What would it be like to share a drink with C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the rest of the Inklings? How would you like to talk with some of the most imaginative men of the twentieth century? Looking for the King (Ignatius Press, hardcover, 250 pages), a new book by Lewis-expert David Downing, is your ticket these experiences. The book …

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Catholic Reluctantly – A Tiber River Review

This is an incredible advancement in Catholic fiction! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Catholic Reluctantly, and I can’t wait to read the rest in the series. Catholic Reluctantly tells the humorous but inspiring tale of 15 year old Allie, who is sent to a tiny, dilapidated Catholic school called John Paul 2 High. She was threatened in a gun scare at …

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