Off the Shelf2019-05-05T11:02:47-04:00

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 – Episode 146 with Deal W. Hudson

We live in a fractured society. If you haven’t noticed it is a very “us versus them” environment we currently find ourselves in. To make matters worse we are chained to devices that provide nothing more than talking heads filtering information to us to suit their end goals. What is the answer to all this chaos? The classics! Join Deal W. Hudson and I as we discuss classic books, music, and movies and how they can turn society around by making each of critical thinkers. Check out Deal’s book How to Keep From Losing Your Mind: Educating Yourself Classically to Resist Cultural Indoctrination.


By |October 12th, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf – Episode 145 with Sr. Mary Ann Fatula

Has your mind every turned to contemplating what heaven will be like? Have you considered the value of our suffering here on earth? How much do you really know about our eternal reward? Join Sister Mary Ann Fatulas as we discuss what scripture and the saints have to tell us. Check out her book Heaven’s Splendor: And the Riches That Await You There


By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf – Episode 144 with Donna A. Heckler

Those in ministry may find it difficult to market their service or product. After all it’s supposed to be mission related work for the kingdom right? In her book Marketing God: Inspired Strategies for Building the Kingdom Donna A. Heckler lays out a crash-course for faith-based organizations to market themselves. This book is  a must for Catholic parishes, dioceses, religious orders, Catholic organizations, start-ups, apostolates, and more. Join Donna and I as we discuss some of the strategies she reveals in this book.  


By |September 28th, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf – Episode 143 with Fr. John Bartunek

Has anyone ever told you they are spiritual but not religious? Or how about religious but not spiritual? Join Father John Bartunek and I as we discuss how both are interlinked and cannot be separated as he writes in his book Spiritual but not Religious: The Search for Meaning in a Material World

By |September 20th, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf – Episode 142 with Jimmy Akin

Did you know the Bible is a Catholic book? Some of our Protestant brothers and sisters may not believe that but it’s true. Listen in as Jimmy Akin and I discuss the origins of the Bible and the role the Catholic Church played in bringing it to all Christians today. 


By |September 13th, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments