Let me tell you about a new book – my favorite thing to tell you about! I have had a chance to look at a great new book by Teresa Tomeo. Her book Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture is coming out October 7th and it is great.
Teresa Tomeo is a former secular news reporter and anchor who came back to the Church. She is a successful author with several books, and is an EWTN host on radio and TV, and is a host on Ave Maria Radio. I have to admit I did not know much about Teresa Tomeo and had not had the opportunity to read her work before, but she is wonderful. Very down to earth and enjoyable.
Extreme Makeover seems to have two purposes, one is to show some of the common deceptions of our culture and how it – and the media – have betrayed us. Teresa shows us the truth with hard facts about radical feminism, abortion, “free sex”, etc. and relates those to Church teaching. Body image and eating disorders are SO common among women, and all that really plays into how women relate to others and God. Her point is to really show you the truth and gives you lots of resources to show others too.
The second part of her book is how to transform yourself to how Christ wants you to be – to have a spiritual “makeover.” We as women need to find our true beauty. We need to discover how God truly loves us, how we are his beloved daughters, and he made us for beauty outside and inside too. Our culture promotes a different kind of woman – self-centered, selfish, even cruel. What I love about this book is the personal testimonies of how Teresa, and other women, found the truth – how their journeys happened and how it changed their lives.
I really think you will benefit from this book and I urge you to order it. It would make a great Christmas gift. I don’t know about you, but I’m trying to think ahead this year – for once! If you want to read a deeper review of this book, Cheryl Dickow over at Catholic Lane has a good one. And also head on over to Teresa Tomeo’s website, where she has her other great books too.