6 New and Notable Books I’m Excited About (November 2014)


One perk of being a book reviewer is that publishers regularly send me a steady stream of advanced review copies.

I try to review as many as I can, but I can’t get to them all. So every couple months, I highlight a handful of new and upcoming books I’m particularly excited about.

(The descriptions below are either from the publisher or from Amazon.)

Scott Hahn book giveaway!


“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine

Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached. Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.

Thanks to Image Books, today I’m giving away TEN copies of Scott Hahn’s new book, which is perfect for Christmas, titled Joy to the World.

Joy to the World: Interview with Scott Hahn [Video]


Dr. Scott Hahn is one of the best-known theologians, professors, and Christian apologists in the Western world. He has authored dozens of books including Rome Sweet Home, which recounts his conversion, and The Lamb’s Supper, his bestselling guide to the Mass.

Dr. Hahn is also one of today’s premier biblical scholars. He founded and is currently the President of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, a Christian research center committed to the promotion of biblical literacy among the Catholic laity and clergy.

The “Humanum” Videos: Extraordinary Short Films on Marriage and the Family


The Vatican is just wrapped up an international and interreligious colloquium on men, women, and marriage called “Humanum”. Over 350 participants, including representatives from 14 religious traditions and 23 countries, united to uphold the value of marriage. (I recently interviewed Dr. Helen Alvaré about the gathering.)

As part of the conference, organizers released six extraordinary videos on marriage and the family. Filmed around the world and containing interviews with people like Fr. Robert Barron, Dr. Peter Kreeft, and N.T. Wright, the short films display timeless truths in extraordinary ways. What Fr. Barron’s CATHOLICISM series did for the Church’s beauty, this series does for marriage and the family.