BOOK REVIEW: Brother John and the Trappists, a response to a life in which something is missing

BOOK REVIEW: Brother John and the Trappists, a response to a life in which something is missing

A Review of August Turak’s Brother John: A monk, a pilgrim and the purpose of life.   Author August Turak, a successful entrepreneur in the software business, endured a personal crisis that led him to a Trappist Monastery in Charleston, South Carolina. While there, he began a decades-long journey to find the secrets to a life…
BOOK REVIEW: No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy

BOOK REVIEW: No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy

In this 10th Anniversary Edition of No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy,  the Very Reverend Donald Calloway, MIC, provides a compelling account of his journey from darkness to light. His struggles with severe drug and alcohol abuse, “free” sex, gangs, deception and theft take him down a road that seemingly has no return. By…
BOOK REVIEW: The Vatican Cookbook

BOOK REVIEW: The Vatican Cookbook

What started as a modest effort to recruit has become a Collector’s item; a review of “The Vatican Cookbook: Presented by the Pontifical Swiss Guards.” My good friend, Andreas Widmer, a former Swiss Guard and now Director of the Entrepreneurship program at the Catholic University of America, provided my first behind-the-curtain glimpse of the Vatican’s…
Just Four Books: Consider these books for 2019

Just Four Books: Consider these books for 2019

Life is short. Time is crunched. We each juggle abundant obligations, time-constraints and important demands. As readers of the Catholic Business Journal, we aim to manage it all while well-anchored in Christ and Christ-infused priorities. It isn’t easy. It’s never perfect. Yet even amid the sometimes-messy realities of earthly existence, it is beyond-words important to…
BOOK REVIEW: A One-Step Process to Break the Parent-Adult Child Cycle of Abuse and Pain

BOOK REVIEW: A One-Step Process to Break the Parent-Adult Child Cycle of Abuse and Pain

A review of Sam and Gifford Keen’s Prodigal Father Wayward Son: A Roadmap to Reconciliation —  Best-selling author, Sam Keen (Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man), and his son, Gifford (Gif), were estranged for many years. Sam’s story is the all too common account of a father working hard, gaining fame and then cashing…