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 139 with Colleen Carroll Campbell

Constantly striving to make sure everything is perfect….including your spiritual life? You may be falling into the trap of spiritual perfectionism. Join Colleen Carroll Campbell and I as we discuss her own struggles with trying to lead the perfect life and how the saints helped her pull through.Be sure to check out Colleen’s book The Heart of Perfection: How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God’s.

By |August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf – Episode 138 with Trent Horn

Many people these days have an agenda and attempt to prop it up however they can. Some even go to the extremes of creating a false likeness of Christ in an attempt to give their cause worthiness. Join Trent Horn and I as we weed through these imposters and  discuss his book Counterfeit Christs – Finding the Real Jesus Among the Impostors.  


By |August 16th, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf – Episode 137 with Susan Tassone

Susan Tassone returns to the show this week to discuss the power and benefits of adoration. We take a look at what Saint Faustina had to say about adoration time and we cover Susan’s book St. Faustina Prayer Book for Adoration.

By |August 9th, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf – Episode 136 with Abby Johnson

This week Abby Johnson joins me from the Breadbox Media booth at the Catholic Marketing Network Tradeshow in Lancaster, PA. We discuss Unplanned, the situation at the border, and how you can help with both! You don’t want to miss this episode. 


By |August 3rd, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf – Episode 135 with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

The history of the Catholic Church is filled with great saints from all walks of life. One of the joys of being a Catholic is watching as those who have struggled to bring he message of Christ to the world elevated to this point of recognition within the Church. Such is the case withe fascinating story of Father Augustus Tolton. Born in 1854, son of a slave, Tolton rose from poverty to become a priest in remarkable fashion. Join Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and I as we discuss the life of Father Augustus Tolton. Get Deacon Harold’s book Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave Who Became the First African-American Priest here.


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