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Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture

Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture

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Popular radio host Teresa Tomeo knows from experience that the self-image of American women is being distorted by pop culture. With its emphasis on youth, physical beauty, and sexuality, the secular media is encouraging women - and girls - to see themselves primarily as sex objects.

A former television news reporter, Tomeo pulls together the latest research on

Overview

Popular radio host Teresa Tomeo knows from experience that the self-image of American women is being distorted by pop culture. With its emphasis on youth, physical beauty, and sexuality, the secular media is encouraging women - and girls - to see themselves primarily as sex objects.

A former television news reporter, Tomeo pulls together the latest research on social behavior and trends to demonstrate that women are harming themselves and their chances for true happiness by adopting the thoroughly modern, sexually liberated lifestyle portrayed in magazines and movies. Packed with not only persuasive statistics but also powerful personal testimonies, Extreme Makeover shows that it is not the slogans of the sexual revolution and the women's liberation movement that free and dignify women, but the beautiful teachings of the Catholic Church.

So what are women steeped in the Hollywood and Cosmo girl version of reality to do? Undergo Tomeo's Extreme Makeover. With the help of this book, they can shed the toxic messages that objectify and enslave them and embrace the truth about being a beloved daughter of God.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Have the past five decades of fighting for social and economic equality actually harmed women rather than helped them? Tomeo, a syndicated Catholic talk show host and speaker, illustrates with clear examples how this seems to be the case. The author lays out her own conversion story up front, recounting how she accepted hook, line, and sinker the Western cultural message to women that they can have everything with no consequences. After consulting contemporary sociological research to show how women have been damaged by their supposed freedoms, the author then offers the teachings of the Catholic Church as a remedy. Catholicism, she claims, is the true path to freedom for women. The Catholic Church holds up the dignity of women in a culture that communicates overly sexualized messages to young girls and treats women as objects to be used for gratification. Included are personal testimonies from women who share their spiritual life journeys. The author’s passion and appreciation for her faith are commendable, although some may recoil from her conservative views. Still, the cultural challenges she presents deserve a fair hearing. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586175610
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
211
Sales rank:
948,742
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Teresa Tomeo is an author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and motivational speaker with thirty years of broadcasting experience in both the secular and Christian media. Her daily morning program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan and syndicated through the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network. Among her other books is Noise: How Our Media-saturated Culture Dominates Lives and Dismantles Families.

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