A professional TV and radio journalist, Tomeo pulls together the latest research on social behavior and trends in order 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.
Praise for Extreme Makeover:
"Writing with vivid energy and insight, Teresa Tomeo has created the best kind of book about faith: rich in content, engaging to read and thoroughly practical in its implications. Tomeo knows the pressures and dishonesties facing women in modern American culture from firsthand experience, and she leads women to Jesus Christ with compelling personal testimonies and uncommon persuasive skill. For any woman who seeks the true foundation of her dignity, this is the book to read--and to share."
-Most Reverend Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia
"Teresa Tomeo is a passionate and persuasive apologist for the Catholic faith. In Extreme Makeover, she offers an earthy, candid, refreshing rejoinder to conventional feminist wisdom and builds a solid case for the liberating power of Catholic orthodoxy."
-Colleen Carroll Campbell, TV and radio host, author, The New Faithful
"Extreme Makeover will be one of the most significant books for women in the 21st century. It pulls back the curtain on why every woman feels confused and hurt."
-Meg Meeker, M.D., Author, The Ten Habits of Happy Mothers
|By:||AmyP (Tampa, FL, November 23, 2011)|
|Review:||I found this book to be informative, yet very interesting. I struggle, like many women, to try to be too many things to too many people. This book encourages you to just be Catholic, to be the woman God made you to be, and to be proud of it! I love all the resources, personal testimonies, and especially Teresa's amazing ability to "put it all together" so I can talk cohesively about the issues of the day, like contraception, abortion, sex outside of marriage, etc. It focuses on the media and how it manipulates us and degrades women, when what we need is encouragement. Thanks Teresa for a great book!|
|By:||Cindy former JRN student (Yuma AZ, December 11, 2011)|
|Review:||I am enjoying Teresa Tomeo's "Extreme Makeover" so much; it's so meaty with facts that back up her points. At first, it must have taken courage to expose unpopular truths about women in America, but she makes it look easy. Clearly, God is using her life experiences to bring more souls to heaven! I'm considering recommending this book for a small group study for Catholic women in my area.|
|By:||kbk (Casa Grande, AZ, April 27, 2012)|
|Review:||I found the book well-written, informative, and enlightening. I especially liked the section at the end where other women shared their experiences. Although I've been Catholic all my life and did not experience an "extreme makeover" in my beliefs, it did reaffirm them. I enjoyed it very much and will recommend it to others. Best Uses: Reaffirm beliefs; Cons: Didn't care for title; Pros: Enlightening easy to read|