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.
This week we have a recap of the recent Rebuilt 2018 Conference held at Church of the Nativity in Timonium, MD. In segment one I had a chance to interview Rebuilt co-author and Church of Nativity pastor, Father Michael White on site about the days events. Co-author Tom Corcoran and I chatted recently to round out this episode on the mission of Rebuilt, how parishes can take advantage of the lessons learned by Church of Nativity and their book Rebuilding Your Message: Practical Tools to Strengthen Your Preaching and Teaching.
The well-known author Dr. Peter Kreeft joins me on Off the Shelf. We take a look at his book Forty Reasons I am Catholic. Dr. Kreeft tells us why If you leave the Church, you are making a mistake. His reasons for staying include the power of the real presence, the hierarchy of the Church, and the ability to have his sins forgiven. Dr. Kreeft also believes that the Church has the ability to save us from our worst enemy…ourselves! It’s possible we may even talk about the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox…..you don’t want to miss it!
On this episode Brad Hahn returns discuss Solidarity HealthShare’s ethical and morally acceptable alternative to traditional healthcare. We talk about what healthshare plans are, how they work and what exactly they provide. Brad provides us with an update since the last episode on Solidarity and shares some success stories of how people have saved serious substantial healthcare costs through the programs Solidarity Healthshare provides. Listen to this episode of Off the Shelf and see how Solidarity HealthShare just might benefit you. Learn more by visiting SolidarityHealthshare.org.
Sonja Corbitt returns to Off the Shelf this time to discuss her fascinating book Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism. This book is PACKED with information and particularly focuses on the role of the Tabernacle. Sonja shows how the Old Testament layout of the Temple and it’s components translate into what we see and do at Mass today.
Have you ever paused to consider what exactly is happening during the Mass? Do you sometimes feel as if you are going through the motions during Mass? Join Christopher Carstens and I as we take a deep dive look at the Mass from the drive there to the drive home which he lays out in detail in his book Devotional Journey into the Mass: How Mass Can Become A Time of Grace, Nourishment, and Devotion. Support this Podcast and the Breadbox Media network with your Premium Membership and unlock your deals today. https://www.breadboxmedia.com/petesockssupport.html