BOOK REVIEW: “Trillion Dollar Coach” is The Ultimate Compliment for an Authentic Catholic Leader

BOOK REVIEW: “Trillion Dollar Coach” is The Ultimate Compliment for an Authentic Catholic Leader

I found Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell to be an excellent book. As someone who has served as a CEO of early stage companies for many years and has also been asked frequently for advice by growth minded professionals and entrepreneurs, this book resonated. My copy is dog-eared and…

Fr. Ted’s Big Trade

Fr. Ted’s Big Trade

Fr. Wilson D. Miscamble’s American Priest was intended to be a critical biography of Theodore Hesburgh, the priest who was president of the University of Notre Dame for 50 years. Notre Dame loyalists who hold Hesburgh in reverence and are intolerant of criticism need not worry: Nothing in the book will lead to removal of…

Did Pope Benedict XVI write new book with Cardinal Robert Sarah New Book on Priestly Celibacy and Crisis of the Catholic Church?

Did Pope Benedict XVI write new book with Cardinal Robert Sarah New Book on Priestly Celibacy and Crisis of the Catholic Church?

CNS—At the request of retired Pope Benedict XVI, his name will be removed as co-author of a book—From the Depths of Our Hearts: Priesthood, Celibacy and the Crisis of the Catholic Church—defending priestly celibacy, said Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican official who coordinated work on the book. “Considering the polemics provoked by the publication of…

The world needs “St.” Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The world needs “St.” Gilbert Keith Chesterton

For those who have experienced the joy of savoring any writing by G.K. Chesterton (photo, left), the following Crisis article is for you—ed.   Crisis Magazine—…I’ve called Chesterton “The Apostle of Common Sense.” I’d also like to call him “The Apostle of Life.” In his fantastical novel The Man Who Was Thursday, Chesterton says that modern…

BOOK REVIEW: Sam Zell: Being Known as Someone Who Makes Others Better is the Highest Praise Anyone Can Receive

BOOK REVIEW: Sam Zell: Being Known as Someone Who Makes Others Better is the Highest Praise Anyone Can Receive

Review of Sam Zell’s Am I Being Too Subtle? — I enjoyed reading Sam Zell’s Am I Being Too Subtle?: Straight talk from a business rebel . Zell, a Chicagoan, is a self-made billionaire who founded Equity Group Investments and helped create today’s $1 trillion public real estate industry. While a distinct personality, he shares…

BOOK REVIEW: Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox

BOOK REVIEW: Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox

G.K. Chesterton’s brilliant sketch of the life and thought of Thomas Aquinas is as relevant today as when it was published in 1933. Then it earned the praise of such distinguished writers as Etienne Gilson, Jacques Martain, and Anton Pegis as the best book ever written on the great thirteenth-century Dominican. Today Chesterton’s classic stands…

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: Camino de Santiago: The Dark Night of the Soul & Emptying Oneself to Move Forward

BOOK REVIEW: Camino de Santiago: The Dark Night of the Soul & Emptying Oneself to Move Forward

In the course of six weeks, author Sonia Choquette’s father and brother died unexpectedly, then she concluded she did not like her husband of 30 years. What was happening?

BOOK REVIEW: He Leadeth Me

BOOK REVIEW: He Leadeth Me

He Leadeth Me is the deeply moving personal story of one man’s spiritual odyssey and the unflagging faith which enabled him to survive the horrendous ordeal that wrenched his body and spirit to near collapse. Captured by the Russian army during World War II and convicted of being a “Vatican spy,” American Jesuit Father Walter…

BOOK: Edmund Campion – A Life

BOOK: Edmund Campion – A Life

Penned by famed English writer Evelyn Waugh, this book is so well-written and historically accurate as to make the saint (and the times in which he lived) jump from the page and come alive before you.  If you read only one book this year, consider this one! Evelyn Waugh presents his biography of St. Edmund…