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Off the Shelf 2018-10-18T19:42:00+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 97 with John Michael Talbot

This week’s guest requires no introduction. After four decades, fifty-plus albums, and thirty-plus books John Michael Talbot is one of the most beloved artists in Christian music today. Join as we discuss some of the life lessons he has learned along the way and that he shares in his latest book Lessons from a Troubadour: A Lifetime of Parables, Prose, and Stories


By | November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf with Pete Socks – Episode 96 with Catherine O’Donnell

This week it’s all about the first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton. Author Catherine O’Doneell has penned one of the most comprehensive biographies on this great saint in recent memory. Join us a s we discuss the hardships and ultimate triumphs realized by Elizabeth Seton. 


By | October 26th, 2018|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf with Pete Socks – Episode 95 with Allison Gingras

Journaling seems to be all the craze these days and my dear friend Allison Gingras has brought her own spin to the options available with her new Stay Connected Journals. The series, currently at three, includes her own book The Gift of Invitation: 7 Ways That Jesus Invites You to a Life of Grace. Join us as we take a look at each of those seven invitations, as well as discussing Allison’s favorite places to journal and the impact journaling has had on her faith journey. By the end of the show you will want to grab these books, your favorite pen, and find a comfy chair to dive into the faith with!


By | October 19th, 2018|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf with Pete Socks – Episode 94 with Moira Noonan

New Age thought and the New Age Movement is  a very dangerous playground to dabble in. The entire focus of New Agers is to bring the attention towards oneself making YOU the God of your life. Moira Noonan understands this because she was heavily involved in the New Age Movement for years until the Blessed Mother rescued her. Listen in as Moira and I discuss her journey which she details in her book Ransomed from Darkness: The New Age, Christian Faith and the Battle for Souls.


By | October 12th, 2018|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Shelf with Pete Socks – Episode 93 with Bert Ghezzi

In the current climate of the Church today many may be feeling a mix of emotions. Hurt, confusion, sorrow, and maybe even anger. In his recently re-released book The Angry Christian: A Bible-based Strategy to Care and Discipline a Valuable Emotion, Bert Ghezzi offers some solid advice on how to rein in this emotion and make it useful. Join us as Bert and I discuss anger and how we can effectively apply it to the current crisis in the Church and in our everyday lives as well.

By | October 5th, 2018|Categories: Off the Shelf, Uncategorized|0 Comments