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

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

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by Teresa Tomeo
 

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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

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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 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.

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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:
240
Sales rank:
746,304
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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Extreme Makeover: Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terribly written
FillePeregrine More than 1 year ago
Teresa Tomeo presents a fabulous argument for true Christian womanhood in this book. The subtitle ("Women transformed by Christ, not conformed to the culture") says it all. It should be the goal of every Christian to emulate Christ, but our modern-day culture presents an immense challenge when dealing with the compromises we feel we have to make to live both secular and religious lives. Tomeo, who has a background as a secular journalist who "reverted" to the Catholic faith, offers an honest look at the media today and how religious and moral topics are being presented negatively through television and movies. Through chapters on sexual morality, contraception, and self-image, Tomeo illustrates how society is being manipulated away from true Christian values and into unhappiness and sin. Her argument is that, by focusing on Catholic and Christian values, women can deepen their relationship with God and with themselves. Conforming to the culture can never yield the rewards that transformation by Christ can afford Christian believers, Tomeo says. Tomeo's style is bright, vibrant, and enjoyable. The book is a quick read, and is highly recommended for teenage girls and young adults.
EagleBK More than 1 year ago
This book was gifted to me and I have really enjoyed it. It is a thoughtful and intelligent perspective on how we can be women - Catholic Christian women! - in today's world.
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