Off the Shelf 2019-01-03T16:07:48+00:00

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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Off the Shelf with Pete Socks – Episode 112 with David Williams

This week on Off the Shelf we have something a little different. David Williams is the developer behind the new game Saint Cards. Its a card game where the Saints and history are presented in fun and engaging games for ages 4-104. Cards are available in base sets and expansions that add to the challenge and fun. Listen in as David and I discuss how to play the game and what each of the multiple expansions contain. 


By | February 15th, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf with Pete Socks – Episode 111 with Rob Kenney

This week Rob Kenney and I discuss an incredible resource that Sophia Institute Press has breathed new life into. Around the Year with the Von Trapp family is back in print and sure to serve as a timeless classic to new generations of families looking to incorporate the Catholic faith into their daily lives. Written by the beloved Maria Von Trapp formatted as a coffee table type book this is one you will want to add to your home library. 


By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf with Pete Socks – Episode 110 with Shaun McAffee

In the internet age we can find ourselves getting caught up in the quick reaction sound bites spread across social media like wildfire. Information is literally at our fingers within seconds of events happening and often people fire off their armchair evaluation within seconds giving little thought to who they may offend or harm. Join Shaun and I as we discuss a proper path forward when it comes to social media use as outlined in his book Social Media Magisterium: A No-Nonsense Guide to the Proper Use of Media.

By | February 2nd, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf with Pete Socks – Episode 109 with Jared Staudt

One of the oldest drinks known to man…next to water of course..is alcohol. Brewed out of necessity for health purposes in England the beloved beer has become a of staple of our culture. But were you aware that there is a spiritual aspect to beer as well? Jared Staudt joins me this week to discuss this and how Catholic monks perfected the art of brewing and spread it throughout the world. Learn about the rise, fall, and return of beer brewing on this episode.

By | January 26th, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf with Pete Socks – Episode 108 with John Bergsma

If you are one who loves studying Scripture than this episode is for you. Dr. John Bergsma joins me to talk about the EXCELLENT new volume on the Old Testament he co-wrote with Brant Pitre called A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament. This book is packed with charts, graphs, history behind each book of the Old Testament and much, much more within it’s 1060 pages. Learn about the book, a little Bible history, and the process John and Brant went through over a span of 10 years to write the book. We even touch upon when we can expect to see the companion New Testament volume. 

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments