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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.

Off the Shelf - Episode 126 with Deacon Greg Kandra

Off the Shelf - Episode 126 with Deacon Greg Kandra

May 24, 2019

Tired of living the rat race and not making enough time for prayer? Think squeezing time into your busy schedule for just 15 minutes of quiet time is impossible? Well Deacon Greg Kandra and I are here to tell it ain't so! Listen in as we talk about how to incorporate prayer into our busy lives as we discuss his book The Busy Person's Guide to Prayer.

Off the Shelf - Episode 125 with Fr. James Murphy

Off the Shelf - Episode 125 with Fr. James Murphy

May 17, 2019

Don't know much about the Cristero War? There's a book for that! Join Msgr. James T. Murphy and I as we discuss his book Saints and Sinners in the Cristero War: Stories of Martyrdom from Mexico. This is a fascinating book that brings to the fore front this internal struggle in Mexico that up to only recently has been for the most part little-known. Join us and learn about some of the figures that were part of this modern persecution of the Church in Mexico. 

Off the Shelf - Episode 124 with Mark McCann

Off the Shelf - Episode 124 with Mark McCann

May 10, 2019
Mark McCann returns this week to discuss the second book of his four book series To the Ends of the Earth. On Episode 115 we talked about Character, this time around we are discussing Action. When it comes to action most guys want to be known for jumping in to help, to save, to win! Being a Catholic man of action means so much more. Listen in as Mark and I discuss how we can draw our strength from the Sacraments so that we can be active followers of Christ who set out to evangelize the world.  This week's title To the Ends of the Earth: Action can be found here. https://amzn.to/2YkD29i

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 123 with Mark McNeil

Off the Shelf - Episode 123 with Mark McNeil

May 3, 2019

Another conversion story coming at you this week. Listen in as Mark McNeil and I discuss his journey to the Catholic faith after spending years in the Oneness Pentecostal movement. Mark grew up Baptist, became deeply involved in Oneness Pentecostalism as a young man, and then the Holy Spirit got involved. With an inquisitive mind and deep study, Mark found himself joining the Catholic Church. We follow his journey and discuss his book All in the Name: How the Bible Led Me to Faith in the Trinity and the Catholic Church.

Off the Shelf - Episode 122 with Dawn Eden Goldstein

Off the Shelf - Episode 122 with Dawn Eden Goldstein

April 26, 2019
Like most converts Dawn Eden Goldstein's journey to the Catholic faith is an interesting one. On this week's episode Dawn shares the long and winding road she traveled from Judaism to rock n' roll journalist and one that eventually led her to the doorstep of the Catholic Church.  Hers is a fascinating story of trauma, healing, and faith that you won't want to miss. 

 

Off the Shelf - Episode 121 with Fr. Kevin McKenna

Off the Shelf - Episode 121 with Fr. Kevin McKenna

April 19, 2019

Catholic social teaching confuse you? Not certain what it is or what the Church really teaches on the subject? Public debate often circles around such hot-button topics as immigration, abortion, health care, racism, religious freedom and capital punishment. It's helpful to allow the Church to guide us on these matters. Father Kevin McKenna joins me this week to help cut through the confusion and discuss his book A Concise Guide to Catholic Social Teaching: Third Edition.

Off the Shelf with Pete Socks - Episode 120 with Gary Jansen

Off the Shelf with Pete Socks - Episode 120 with Gary Jansen

April 12, 2019

This week on Off the Shelf Gary Jansen returns to discuss a recently released book from Image Books that is likely familiar to many of us. Your Life is Worth Living: 50 Lessons to Deepen Your Faith by Fulton Sheen has been brought back to print by Image and as Gary tells us it's one he knew he had to bring back. Listen in as we explore some of the timeless wisdom Bishop Sheen has for all of us. 

Off the Shelf with Pete Socks - Episode 119 with Steve Weidenkopf

Off the Shelf with Pete Socks - Episode 119 with Steve Weidenkopf

April 5, 2019

The history of the Catholic Church is one word...FASCINATING. It''s a 2000 year history full of drama, intrigue, promise, love, hope, and heartache. The Church has been filled with fascinating heroes, devious villains, and a myriad of people in between. Steve Weidenkopf has written one of the most approachable books I have ever read on this history. Join us as we discuss the very real and exciting history of the Church and Steve's book Timeless: A History of the Catholic Church.