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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.

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 140 with Sam Guzman

Off the Shelf - Episode 140 with Sam Guzman

August 30, 2019

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!

Off the Shelf - Episode 139 with Colleen Carroll Campbell

Off the Shelf - Episode 139 with Colleen Carroll Campbell

August 23, 2019

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.

Off the Shelf - Episode 138 with Trent Horn

Off the Shelf - Episode 138 with Trent Horn

August 16, 2019

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.  

Off the Shelf - Episode 137 with Susan Tassone

Off the Shelf - Episode 137 with Susan Tassone

August 9, 2019

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.

Off the Shelf - Episode 136 with Abby Johnson

Off the Shelf - Episode 136 with Abby Johnson

August 3, 2019

This week Abby Johnson joins me from the Breadbox Media booth at the Catholic Marketing Network Tradeshow in Lancaster, PA. We discuss Unplanned, the situation at the border, and how you can help with both! You don't want to miss this episode. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 135 with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Off the Shelf - Episode 135 with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

July 26, 2019

The history of the Catholic Church is filled with great saints from all walks of life. One of the joys of being a Catholic is watching as those who have struggled to bring he message of Christ to the world elevated to this point of recognition within the Church. Such is the case withe fascinating story of Father Augustus Tolton. Born in 1854, son of a slave, Tolton rose from poverty to become a priest in remarkable fashion. Join Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and I as we discuss the life of Father Augustus Tolton. Get Deacon Harold's book Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave Who Became the First African-American Priest here.

Off the Shelf - Episode 134 with Alan Migliorato

Off the Shelf - Episode 134 with Alan Migliorato

July 19, 2019

Raising daughters in today's society is TOUGH! As each day passes it becomes more and more obvious that the Lord and Satan are in a battle for the souls of our daughters. How do we win them over to the the Lord's side? Alan Migliorato and I discuss the tactics on what we need to do to ensure we raise daughters who will be holier, happier, and stronger. Check out Alan's book The Manly Art of Raising a Daughter.

Off the Shelf - Episode 133 with Susan Tassone

Off the Shelf - Episode 133 with Susan Tassone

July 12, 2019
There seems to be an ever increasing interest in Saint Faustina. There's a good reason why and that reason is her message of Divine Mercy. Brought to the forefront by Saint Pope John Paul II the Divine Mercy Message is a message of hope, faith, and love. Join Susan Tassone and I as we discuss her book Day by Day with Saint Faustina: 365 Reflections. 

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 132 with Marge Fenelon

Off the Shelf - Episode 132 with Marge Fenelon

July 5, 2019

Ever want to take a trip checking out some of the great Marian sites in the United States? Marge Fenelon did and she created a living novena from her adventure. Join Marge and I as we discuss her book  My Queen, My Mother: A Living Novena. You may not be able to get to all of these locations on your own, but you can do so from the comfort of your favorite reading spot!

Off the Shelf - Episode 131 with Jeannie Ewing

Off the Shelf - Episode 131 with Jeannie Ewing

June 29, 2019

Parenting is tough. Wouldn't it be great if it came with a manual? Well it does! Jeannie and Ben Ewing have written a book that leads parents to the manual they need. Parenting with the Beatitudes: Eight Holy Habits for Daily Living does an exceptional job at showing parents how to apply the Beatitudes to the not so easy task of raising kids. Each Beatitude is also fleshed out with a set of sub-virtues making this a complete guide. Listen in as Jeannie and I discuss how the Beatitudes can make you not only a better parent......but a better person all around.  

Off the Shelf - Episode 130 with Carrie Gress

Off the Shelf - Episode 130 with Carrie Gress

June 21, 2019
We live in a world where radical feminism has clearly unleashed a malicious "anti-Marian spirit". How do we confront this skewed view prevalent in society today? Carrie Gress lays out the evidence of and a plan to combat this in her latest book The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity. Join as as we discuss the pitfalls of the Anti-Mary way of thought and how imitation of Mary can rescue our culture. 

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 129 with Fr. William Burton

Off the Shelf - Episode 129 with Fr. William Burton

June 14, 2019

Father William Burton has written an approachable book on Scripture Study entitled¬†Abba Isn‚Äôt Daddy and Other Biblical Surprises: What Catholics Really Need to Know about Scripture Study. ¬†Join us as we look at some misconceptions and hidden treasures withun Scripture that you many not have known about. As Father Burton states,¬†‚ÄúStudying the Bible is itself a fun and entertaining endeavor.‚Ä̬†¬†

Off the Shelf - Episode 128 with Ray Haywood

Off the Shelf - Episode 128 with Ray Haywood

June 7, 2019

There are about a million stumbling blocks that society throws in front of young men today. These include confusion as to what a man's role is and the proper behavior for men today. Let's get intentional with how we prepare young men today. Ray Haywood has written Tools to the Ready the Journey: A Father's Guide to a Faith-Filled Family. Listen on as Ray and I discuss how to tackle this troublesome trend in society today.

Off the Shelf - Episode 127 with Sr. Kathryn Hermes

Off the Shelf - Episode 127 with Sr. Kathryn Hermes

May 31, 2019

Struggling with regret? Are you caught in it's clutches and thinking of yourself as a failure? Throw those regrets aside and reclaim them for good.....and God. Sister Kathryn J. Hermes joins me to discuss the freedom God offers each one of us through prayer, meditation and reflection as outlined in her book Reclaim Regret: How God Heals Life's Disappointments.