Choosing a Catholic Study Bible

Introduction One thing about being Catholic – choosing a Study Bible is a lot easier than it is for Protestants! For one thing, there are fewer translations with the full canon, so one does not need to spend nearly as much time sifting through the numerous and various options out there. Second, the number of…

Experiencing God – A Critical Review

Introduction Henry T. Blackaby is a Southern Baptist pastor and the main author of the book Experiencing God as well as its related “family of Bible studies” (which also include study guides, an Experiencing God Study Bible, a devotional journal, and, of course, a youth edition). Experiencing God remains popular even after it was first written 30…

Navigating the Tiber (Book Review)

Navigating the Tiber: How to Help Your Friends and Family Journey Toward the Catholic Faith Devin Rose’s follow-up to The Protestant’s Dilemma is titled  Navigating the Tiber: How to Help Your Friends and Family Journey Toward the Catholic Faith. This time, Rose offers less of a polemic against Protestantism as a guide to helpfully engaging those who…

Review of Patrick Vandapool’s “The Noble Bereans Were Catholic”

“The Noble Bereans were Catholic: Is ‘Bible-Only’ Christianity Biblical”  is the 2015 print offering from Catholic blogger Patrick Vandapool. Vandapool specializes in dealing with criticisms leveled at Catholicism from the “Stone-Campbell churches of Christ (CofC) and other Restoration-leaning ecclesial communities” with which he was once associated. In this book, Vandapool challenges the idea that “Bible-Only” Christianity…

Choosing a Children’s Bible

Introduction A while back I got my first Catholic study Bible, and that was a difficult choice.* Recently, however, I bought another “first” Bible – this time for one of my kids. Wow, I thought shopping for an adult Bible was scary! In case you are facing the same decision yourself, here is what I…

Review: Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side

Introduction Natasha Crain is the blogger behind Christian Mom Thoughts (the only “Mommy Blog” that I read regularly – I promise) and the creator of the Facebook group Apologetics for Parents. She is a sharp Christian layperson who holds an MBA in marketing and statistics from UCLA, and does an excellent job of making apologetics accessible and relevant to parents. I was, therefore, excited…