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 107 with Kevin Vost

Many feel Thomas Aquinas is hard to read. Have you ever considered thinking like him? On the episode I am joined by Dr. Kevin Vost who tells us just how to accomplish. It may take some time but well worth it. Listen in as we take a look at his recent book How to Think Like Aquinas:The Sure Way to Perfect Your Mental Powers.


By | January 11th, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf with Pete Socks – Episode 106 with Marge Fenelon

Occasionally a book makes it’s way to me that gives me pause. A book that looks at the faith in a manner that addresses the current divided culture we live in and it brings hope. Join Marge Fenelon and I as we discuss her book 10 Promises of Jesus: Stories and Scripture Reflections about Suffering and Joy. In a world grown cold we need a little joy this year. Marge has chronicled stories that will give you hope!


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

Off the Shelf with Pete Socks – Episode 105 with Bernard Ruffin

We wrap 2018 up with my favorite saint, Padre Pio. Join author Bernard Ruffin and I as we discuss the life of this beloved saint and Bernard’s recently released 3rd edition of his book Padre Pio: The True Story.  In 528 pages Bernard takes a deep look into the life, mystery, and miracles of Padre Pio. This book is perhaps the most complete biography of Padre Pio available and this third edition is newly updated with more details and 16 pages of photos! Saint Padre Pio pray for us!


By | December 28th, 2018|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf with Pete Socks – Episode 104 with Paul Thigpen

This week on Off the Shelf as we anticipate the birth of Jesus we take a look at some of the many names of Jesus in Scripture. Paul Thigpen joins me to discuss his book The Biblical Names of Jesus: Beautiful. Powerful Portraits of Jesus. From Lion of Judah to King of kings and everything in between, Paul covers many of the 100’s of names used to describe the Messiah on Scripture. Learn about the history to a few of them on this weeks episode. 


By | December 21st, 2018|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf with Pete Socks – Episode 103 with Dino Piccinini of Ghirelli Rosaries

I’ve recently gotten my hands on one of the most well-crafted rosaries I have ever owned. Actually it is a set of four called The Mysteries of the Rosary set by Ghirelli Rosaries. Family-owned Ghirelli Rosaries has been in the business for a long time and produce some of the most gorgeous rosaries you will ever find craftedin and imported from from Italy. Listen in as Dino Piccinini from Ghirelli and I discuss the rosary design process, how they are made, and Ghirelli’s custom- made line of rosaries. PLUS exclusive to Breadbox Media listeners  now through Dec. 31 visit https://www.ghirelli.com/ and enter code BREAD15 at checkout. You will receive a 15% exclusive discount through the end of the year on ALL Items including sale and clearance, plus Free Shipping on orders over $75.  


By | December 18th, 2018|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments