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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 (
28 Episodes
 This week on Off the Shelf I welcomed Jessica Thornton, Content Manager for Catholic Ventures and their great new resource the Lion & Lamb Book Club. We dive into what the book club offers, the age groups it's aimed at, and how Jessica goes about finding quality books to include in each monthly box. You can find out more here:
 This week on Off the Shelf we welcome back Adam Blai. Adam is a lay expert on the topic of exorcisms and has first hand experience in multiple cases. He recently wrote a fascinating book about a number of the cases he has been a part of called The Exorcism Files: True Stories of Demonic Possession. Grab your copy here.
 After a summer hiatus I am back! This week my guest is none other than Raymond Arroyo. We talk about his newest book for young readers and families,The Wise Men Who Found Christmas.    This fantastic and gorgeous book sheds new light on the AUTHENTIC story of the three wise men. Be sure to tune in and then grab your copy here. 
 This week on Off the Shelf we are taking a look at a hidden devotion that is essential for our times. With elitists pushing  aNew World Order devotion to the Holy Face is much needed and the perfect weapon to combat their agenda. Grab your copy of The Secret of the Holy Face: The Devotion Destined to Save Society here. 
 This week on Off the Shelf, Gary Zimak returns to discuss the root cause of worry......fear. Grab Gary's latest Let Go of Your Fear: Choosing to Trust Jesus in Life's Stormy Times here.
 This week of Off the Shelf Father Jeffrey Kirby joins us to discuss some of the hot button issues of our day. If you have any interest in how to wade through life in our divided culture then you'll want to listen in on the conversation. Get your copy of Sanctify Them in Truth: How the Church's Social Doctrine Addresses the Issues of Our Time here.
 This week on Off the Shelf we are traveling back in time to the early days of the Church. Join Catholic apologist and fellow convert Rod Bennett and I as we discuss the importance of the twelve apostles. Grab your copy of his book These Twelve: The Gospel Through the Apostles’ Eyes HERE.
 Some of us think books make the world turn round. And in actuality they do. Reading can open entire new worlds, experiences, and opportunities to broaden our skills. Join me this week as I discuss book clubs with Marcie Stokman and how they can change your life. Get your copy of Marcie's book The Well-Read Mom. Read More. Read Well here.
 The woke media doesn't want you to know about this book but I do. Join John Grabowski and I as we unravel the truth about gender identity and how the schools, society, and mass media are dangerously misleading our youth. Be sure 'to grab a copy of his book Unraveling Gender: The Battle Over Sexual Difference here.
 Understanding Scripture can be a challenge but it doesn't have to be. All we have to do is take a look at how the Early Church read the Bible and we can learn a LOT! Join Mike Aquilina and I as we discuss his latest book How the Fathers Read the Bible: Scripture, Liturgy, and the Early Church.
 This week we take a look at the role of women in society and even more so in the family. We know society tells women what is best for them but what is reality? Leila Marie Lawler joins me to discuss her impressive 3 volume set The Summa Domestica: Order and Wonder in Family Life. Get your copy here.'s something nearly all of us have faced at some point in our earthly journeys. bWhether that suffering comes from natural disasters or more physical suffering has many have dealt with during this pandemic. Father Jeffrey Kirby joins me this week to discuss suffering and how we can overcome it and move past it. Check out Father's great new book Manual for Suffering here. 
 If you're fed up with effeminate males and society's attempt to diminish the role of males in general then this episode is for you! Kennedy Hall joins me this week to discuss how men can reclaim their role in today's world by breaking the shackles that bind us. Check out Kennedy's book Terror of Demons: Reclaiming Traditional Catholic Masculinity here.
 This week Joe Heschmeyer joins me to discuss one of my favorite topics, the early church. Listen in as we peel back the layers of time and take a look at the significance of what the Early Church had to say about the faith. Grab a copy of Joe's book The Early Church was the Cathiolic Church here. 
 Oftentimes we look at the saints and think, 'I could never be like them...I'm simply not that good'. I know I do, and if you admit it, you do too. However, that line of thought is so far from the truth. Meg Hunter-Kilmer joins me this week to discuss extraordinarily ordinary saints and how their struggles can help us deal with our own. Get her book Pray for Us: 75 Saints Who Sinned, Suffered, and Struggled on Their Way to Holiness here.
 Ever wonder what's up with Vatican II? Don't worry you are not alone However, what you may have been told is a gross misinterpretation of the beauty and truth of the Council. Father Blake Britton joins me this week to share some insight on what Vatican II was meant to be and how it was in a sense hijacked. Get your copy of Father Blake's book Reclaiming Vatican II: What It (Really) Said, What It Means, and How It Calls Us to Renew the Church here.
 This week on Off the Shelf we're tackling the hot button topic of our day, the pandemic, and how to handle it. Join Dr. Stella Immanuel and I as we discuss our path forward and the backlash she endured for speaking the truth. Learn more in her book Let America Live here.
 Has the Catholic Faith changed? Has the Church changed her teachings? These are two questions you may be tasked with from non-Catholics challenging your faith.  The answer is a resounding NO. Dr. Christopher Malloy joins me this week to take a look at the new modernism that plagues our age. We'll discuss a few of the heresies he covers in his latest book False Mercy: Recent Heresies Distorting Catholic Truth. The resounding message....don't lose hope! Get your copy here. 
 Have you ever gotten into one of those conversations discussing the faith with a non-Catholic and felt beaten down with a relentless onslaught of Scripture quotes? Has this left you disheartened and afraid to share the joy of your Catholic Faith? John Martignoni has the book for you! Join John and I this week as we discuss a number of topics on the faith and how to approach sharing them with non-Catholics.  Grab your copy of Blue Collar Apologetics: How to Explain and Defend Catholic Teaching Using Common Sense, Simple Logic, and the Bible here.
 As we head into Advent we will soon see the signs of the current war on Christmas raising it's ugly head once again. What can we do? Raymond Arroyo joins me this week to give some helpful advice. We also take a look at his book for the young and the young at heart, The Spider Who Saved Christmas. Get your copy here.
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Regina Pontes

Great interview Pete and Kimberly. Extremely informative! 😃

Mar 11th
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