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 141 with Fr. Jeffrey Kirby

Do you feel anxious, worried, filled with anxiety? Does your job make you feel as if you must multi-task ten things at once? Is technology driving your every interaction and move? Tired of all that? Join Father Jeffrey Kirby and I as we discuss how to overcome these obstacles with the help of Fr. Jean-Pierre de Caussad. Check out Father Kirby’s book Be Not Troubled: A 6-Day Personal Retreat with Fr. Jean-Pierre de Caussade.


By |September 6th, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf – Episode 140 with Sam Guzman

This week Sam Guzman aka The Catholic Gentlemen joins me to cover his book The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today. We take at look at what it takes to carry our roles as virtuous men in a society that pushes back against us. It’s time for authentic manhood to see a revival. Sam Guzman tells us how to make that happen!


By |August 31st, 2019|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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