Pete Socks is a converted Catholic still learning the faith after 21 years. He continues to learn the riches of our Faith through books. The passion to read has led to his ministry as a book reviewer for leading Catholic publishers. You can find his reviews and author interviews at The Catholic Book Blogger on the Patheos Catholic portal (www.catholicbookblogger.com). Pete hopes to take what he finds between the covers of books and share insightful topics with the audience here at Breadbox Media on his show Off the Shelf. When not reading, writing and podcasting Pete is the happily married father of five making a living as a freelancer in rural PA.
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This week Father Edward Looney joins me to discuss his fantastic Lenten devotional A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary. Father Looney has a strong Marian devotion and this book is a perfect companion for Lent. Listen in as we look at how Mary can help us have a more meaningful Lent this year. Get your copy of the book here.
This week Jim Papandrea returns to discuss his book What Really Happens after We Die: How We Know There Will Be Hugs in Heaven! This is a great book that looks at the teachings of the Church, the Church Fathers, and saints to give us a glimpse into what heaven will be like. Join Jim and I as we pull back some of the layers of this great mystery and discuss why heaven will be so wonderful and why we shouldn’t fear death. Get your copy here.
Feel like you have hit a brick wall in your spiritual life? Does despair gnaw at you because you think you just aren’t good enough? Dwell on past sins and can’t move forward with your life? Join Father Tim Gallagher and I as we discuss how to overcome this despair and lead a happy joy-filled spiritual life. Check our his book Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement: The Wisdom and Spiritual Power of Venerable Bruno Lanteri.
This week I am joined by Jim Papandrea to discuss his book The Early Church: St. Peter, the Apostles, and Martyrs. This is the second installment in the new Reclaiming Catholic History series. Listen in as we explore some of the trials and triumphs of the infant Church. Get your copy of the book here.
If there is one key area we can focus on in our spiritual lives that will ultimately help us grow spiritually, it’s the virtues. “Learning” the virtues will take a lifetime but the time spent will be invaluable in helping us prepare for being the saints we are all called to be. Join Sara Estabrooks and I as we discuss her book Becoming Holy, One Virtue at a Time: A Guide to Living the Theological and Cardinal Virtues. Get your copy here.