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Off the Shelf - Episode 160 with Sara Estabrooks

Off the Shelf - Episode 160 with Sara Estabrooks

January 17, 2020

f there is one key area we can focus on in our spiritual lives that will ultimately help us grow spiritually, it's the virtues. "Learning" the virtues will take a lifetime but the time spent will be invaluable in helping us prepare for being the saints we are all called to be. Join Sara Estabrooks and I as we discuss her book Becoming Holy, One Virtue at a Time: A Guide to Living the Theological and Cardinal Virtues. Get your copy here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 159 with Fr. Donald Calloway

Off the Shelf - Episode 159 with Fr. Donald Calloway

January 10, 2020

All one needs to do is look on social media or turn on the news and you will quickly realize that things are in a bit of turmoil in our country, world, and Church. Now more than ever we need a spiritual father. We need the terror of demons, St. Joseph. Father Donald Calloway joins me this week to discuss his exceptional new book that is taking the Catholic world by storm, Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father.

Off the Shelf - Episode158 with Sonja Corbitt

Off the Shelf - Episode158 with Sonja Corbitt

January 3, 2020

Fresh off the Solemnity of Mary, Sonja Corbitt and I sit down to discuss her latest book Exalted: How the Power of the Magnificat Can Transform Us. This book is AWESOME. In it, Sonja takes a line by line deep dive into the Magnificat. Once you read the book your love of Mary will be multiplied. Get your copy here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 157 with Mike Aquilina

Off the Shelf - Episode 157 with Mike Aquilina

December 27, 2019

We wrap up 2019 with my good friend Mike Aquilina. Join us as we take a look at the importance of the Eucharist to the early Church and in turn to us today. Make it a point in 2020 to increase your love of the Eucharist. Check out Mike's book  The Eucharist Foretold: The Lost Prophecy of Malachi.

Off the Shelf - Episode 156 with Karlo Broussard

Off the Shelf - Episode 156 with Karlo Broussard

December 20, 2019

At some point every one of us has heard things like: "How can you believe that? Don't you know the Bible says..." As Catholics we are challenged for what we believe and we must be prepared to meet that challenge. Karlo Broussard joins ,e this week to offer some advice on how to meet those challenges head on but in a charitable way. Grab his book Meeting the Protestant Challenge: How to Answer 50 Biblical Objections to Catholic Beliefs here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 155 with Bill Snyder

Off the Shelf - Episode 155 with Bill Snyder

December 13, 2019

The season of Advent is in full swing and this week I wanted to share a special novena with you. Join Bill Snyder and I as we discuss his novena devotional A Contemplative Las Posadas. This novena is based upon a traditional devotional done annually in Mexico. Get your copy here

Off the Shelf - Episode 154 with Fr. Michael White

Off the Shelf - Episode 154 with Fr. Michael White

December 6, 2019

Money is one of the toughest topics to deal with or discuss as a parish and for good reason. People don;t want to be "preached" to about money. But how do we get around this so that parishes get what they need to function properly. Father Michael White joins me this week to discuss creative ways to broach this subject. We discuss his latest book written with co-author Tom Corcoran ChurchMoney: Rebuilding The Way We Fund Our Mission.Get your copy here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 153 with Fr. Joseph Laramie

Off the Shelf - Episode 153 with Fr. Joseph Laramie

November 30, 2019

Every one of us should take the time to escape and find a way to push aside the demands of the world and focus on our faith and relationship with God. In his book Abide in the Heart of Christ, Father Joe Laramie walks readers through a 10-day retreat with St. Ignatius of Loyola as a companion. Join us as we discuss how to encounter Christ in your daily life, and live more fully in his love each day. FInd his book here

Off the Shelf - Episode 152 with Paul Thigpen

Off the Shelf - Episode 152 with Paul Thigpen

November 22, 2019

This week I welcome back my friend Paul Thigpen. We discuss a book that quite frankly scared the hell out of me and it should you too! Join us as we dive into his book Saints Who Saw Hell: And Other Catholic Witnesses to the Fate of the Damned. Get your copy here

Off the Shelf - Episode 151 with Noelle Mering

Off the Shelf - Episode 151 with Noelle Mering

November 15, 2019
Home. When you say the word what thoughts spring to mind? In Theology of Home: Finding the Eternal in the Everyday co-authors Carrie Gress, Noelle Mering, and Kim Baile reflect upon the role of our homes in our faith journeys. Join Noelle Mering and I as we look upon a world that seems so hectic it barely has time to stop to breath and how refocusing on the home can save the day. Get you copy of Theology of the home here.  

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 150 with Michael Naughton

Off the Shelf - Episode 150 with Michael Naughton

November 8, 2019

We live in a world that puts a big emphasis on success. In some ways that's okay but more times than not we allow that mentality to overwhelm else and soon our success in work becomes our golden calf. As my guest Michael Naughton says, "We will not get our work right if we don’t get our leisure right." Join us as we discuss the proper role of work in our lives. Be sure to check out Michael's book Getting Work Right: Labor and Leisure in a Fragmented World.

Off the Shelf - Episode 149 with Rhonda Gruenewald

Off the Shelf - Episode 149 with Rhonda Gruenewald

November 1, 2019

This week we have a special episode just in time for National Vocation Awareness week. Rhonda Gruenewald joins me to discuss her non-profit Vocation Ministry, which she began in her own parish to help bring awareness to the need to cultivate the next generation of priests and religious. We take a look at her incredible book Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry which lays out an actionable step-by-step plan for parishes to begin their own Vocation Ministry program. 

Off the Shelf - Episode148 with Mike Aquilina

Off the Shelf - Episode148 with Mike Aquilina

October 26, 2019

So you think history is boring? Than you haven't read a book on early Church history from my friend Mike Aquilina! Join Mike and I as we discuss his book The Church and the Roman Empire: Constantine, Councils, and the Fall of Rome. This book is one in a larger series Reclaiming Church History from Ave Maria Press of which Mike serves as series editor. History isn't boring, it's fascinating and this series brings it alive

Off the Shelf - Episode 147 with Kevin Wells

Off the Shelf - Episode 147 with Kevin Wells

October 18, 2019

Join Kevin Wells and I as we discuss a book our generation of the Church most desperately needs. Kevin has written, in a loving and straightforward manner, The Priests We Need to Save the Church and it DELIVERS.......big time! This is an episode you will want to listen to and share with friends and even your parish priest! Get your copy here

Off the Shelf - Episode 146 with Deal W. Hudson

Off the Shelf - Episode 146 with Deal W. Hudson

October 11, 2019

We live in a fractured society. If you haven't noticed it is a very "us versus them" environment we currently find ourselves in. To make matters worse we are chained to devices that provide nothing more than talking heads filtering information to us to suit their end goals. What is the answer to all this chaos? The classics! Join Deal W. Hudson and I as we discuss classic books, music, and movies and how they can turn society around by making each of critical thinkers. Check out Deal's book How to Keep From Losing Your Mind: Educating Yourself Classically to Resist Cultural Indoctrination.

Off the Shelf - Episode 145 with Sr. Mary Ann Fatula

Off the Shelf - Episode 145 with Sr. Mary Ann Fatula

October 4, 2019

Has your mind every turned to contemplating what heaven will be like? Have you considered the value of our suffering here on earth? How much do you really know about our eternal reward? Join Sister Mary Ann Fatulas as we discuss what scripture and the saints have to tell us. Check out her book Heaven's Splendor: And the Riches That Await You There

Off the Shelf - Episode 144 with Donna A. Heckler

Off the Shelf - Episode 144 with Donna A. Heckler

September 28, 2019

Those in ministry may find it difficult to market their service or product. After all it's supposed to be mission related work for the kingdom right? In her book Marketing God: Inspired Strategies for Building the Kingdom Donna A. Heckler lays out a crash-course for faith-based organizations to market themselves. This book is  a must for Catholic parishes, dioceses, religious orders, Catholic organizations, start-ups, apostolates, and more. Join Donna and I as we discuss some of the strategies she reveals in this book.  

Off the Shelf - Episode 143 with Fr. John Bartunek

Off the Shelf - Episode 143 with Fr. John Bartunek

September 20, 2019

Has anyone ever told you they are spiritual but not religious? Or how about religious but not spiritual? Join Father John Bartunek and I as we discuss how both are interlinked and cannot be separated as he writes in his book Spiritual but not Religious: The Search for Meaning in a Material World

Off the Shelf - Episode 142 with Jimmy Akin

Off the Shelf - Episode 142 with Jimmy Akin

September 13, 2019
Did you know the Bible is a Catholic book? Some of our Protestant brothers and sisters may not believe that but it's true. Listen in as Jimmy Akin and I discuss the origins of the Bible and the role the Catholic Church played in bringing it to all Christians today. 

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 141 with Fr. Jeffrey Kirby

Off the Shelf - Episode 141 with Fr. Jeffrey Kirby

September 6, 2019
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.