God's Bucket List
Heaven's Surefire Way to Happiness in This Life and Beyond
By Teresa Tomeo
(Image, Hardcover, 9780385346900, 176pp.)
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
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From the popular EWTN TV and radio personality comes a to-do list that's just divine.
Scripture tells us only God knows the desires of our hearts. It was, after all, God who placed them there because they are designed to lead us to His will for our lives. Why, then, is it so challenging at times to figure out if we are on the right track when it comes to what we believe we want or need? God's Bucket List will examine what God wants for each of us: mercy, fruitfulness, fellowship, and peace, just to name a few, and will explain what the Christian faith teaches about these gifts and how we can begin to achieve and cross out, one by one, the items on that heavenly list.
Teresa Tomeo is a motivational speaker, best-selling Catholic author, and host of the daily morning radio program, “Catholic Connection”, produced by Ave Maria Radio and syndicated on over 230 stations through the EWTN Catholic Radio Network. Teresa is a columnist for the national Catholic newspaper Our Sunday Visitor. She appears frequently on EWTN Catholic TV and co-hosts the EWTN program The Catholic View for Women. Teresa has also served as a presenter and delegate at various Vatican conferences including at the Pontifical Council for the Family and the Pontifical Council for the Laity addressing media issues and the Church’s teachings on women. Prior to her work in Catholic media Teresa was a radio and TV newswoman for nearly twenty years. Teresa has been featured on The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and the Dr. Laura Show, discussing issues of faith, media awareness, and Catholic Church teaching, especially as it relates to the culture.
"Jesus promises the 'abundant life' for all who embrace the challenge to follow Him. Teresa, through her engaging personal stories, reveals key principals to gaining insight into the Divine bucket list that God has prepared for each one of us. In her fast paced and insightful style, she walks us through each vantage point necessary to gain clarity on exactly how this can become reality for each one of us. If you pick this book up and dig in, you will discover a new way you live the rest of your life - a life of abundance in Christ." -Dan Burke, Executive Director of EWTN's National Catholic Register and Founder of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation
"Living life to the fullest in faith, in this world and the next, is what Teresa Tomeo’s new book is all about. It's our Heavenly dad’s ultimate to do list designed just for you! Don’t wait till you’re ready to kick the bucket to pick up God’s Bucket List!" -Doug Keck, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of EWTN, and host of EWTN Bookmark
"God's Bucket List is both unnerving and calming. It challenges us to see why we live so frenetically and then gives us a refreshing peek into the richer life that God desires for us. If you want to know more about God, grow closer to Him or simply shift away from the frantic pace that your life has taken on, you must read this book." -Meg Meeker, M.D,, author of the national best-seller Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters
“God’s Bucket List challenges people to examine God’s to-do list for us…Tomeo shares how the enviable career she had built for herself fell apart along with other parts of her life. Not until she put God at the center did she find peace and a different kind of success…God's Bucket List examines God’s priorities for us which include mercy, fruitfulness, fellowship, and peace.” -Patti Maguire Armstrong, author of Big Hearted Families
"This book is full of wisdom and common sense topped with Tomeo’s signature flair." -Sarah Reinhard, author of A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy: Walking with Mary from Conception to Baptism
"God’s Bucket List is an enlightening read that makes you pause and seriously consider your life. The overarching theme of casting aside your own desires to attain the goals God has set forth for your life is definitely a subject worthy of contemplation. Teresa Tomeo has provided a book that helps spur that thought process. Find some balance in your life, put aside some of your personal bucket list items and work to discover and attain those items on God’s bucket list. You will surely find the payoff is eternal with God’s and temporary with ours." -Pete Socks, Contributing Editor Inside the Vatican magazine