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Faith and the feminine genius are a natural combination. God gives every woman ten gifts to help her embrace her unique vocation. Drawing on the deep wisdom of Scripture and a savvy grasp of modern culture, Wrapped Up will help you recognize these gifts including love, forgiveness, a joyful attitude, and your sisters in faith. Let Teresa and Cheryl show you how to unwrap them, make them your own, and let them transform your life!
Wrapped Up: God’s Ten Gifts for Women offers a healthy alternative to the false messages women hear today. Each chapter focuses on a different gift a woman is meant to discover and unwrap, ultimately leading to peace and fulfillment. Cheryl draws from her extensive knowledge of Old Testament women to unveil life lessons found in the rich history of our faith, and Teresa uses her media expertise to reveal how to counter the cultural messages that inundate women today. Together, the authors provide a timeless and timely look at God’s life-giving gifts.
TERESA TOMEO is a bestselling author, syndicated talk show host, and motivational speaker with thirty years of broadcasting experience. After a successful career in journalism, Teresa left secular media in 2000 to start Teresa Tomeo Communications, a motivational speaking and media consulting firm. Her daily morning radio program, Catholic Connections, is heard on over 200 Catholic stations nationwide as well as Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. She is a columnist and special correspondent for Our Sunday Visitor, and she has been featured on The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News, and MSNBC discussing issues of faith and media awareness. She cohosts the new EWTN program, The Catholic View for Women. Her books include Extreme Makeover (Ignatius) and Noise (Ascension). CHERYL DICKOW is the author of several books, including the best-selling All Things Girl series she coauthored with Teresa Tomeo. Together they cohosted the EWTN thirteen-part TV series of the same name. Cheryl was a weekly podcaster on Deacon Tom Fox’s Catholic Vitamins and she’s a regular guest on Teresa Tomeo’s Catholic Connections. She’s been featured on Pat Gohn’s Among Women podcast and Lisa Hendey’s CatholicMom.com. Cheryl’s numerous columns have appeared in the National Catholic Register, on Catholic Exchange, and on Catholic.net. A former teacher, Cheryl started her own publishing company, Bezalel Books, in 2007 to meet the need for Catholic books for kids and in the classroom. Cheryl lives in Michigan with her husband and sons.
"Wrapped Up is an easy read but contains so much profound Truth. I had never considered that God has given women specific spiritual gifts (besides the obvious nurturing aspects of motherhood),and this book offers a lot of food for thought. Teresa Tomeo and Cheryl Dickow address each of the ten gifts in different voices and from different experiences.
"Cheryl writes from the perspective of a devout Catholic mother of two sons who is fascinated by the Jewish roots of Christianity, particularly the women of the Old Testament. She shares personal experience and her knowledge of the Old Testament matriarchs in a unique perspective of how modern Catholic women can learn from our ancient ancestors in faith.
"Teresa, on the other hand, is a media-savvy talk show host and well-known Catholic personality who travels the world and leads pilgrimages in various holy places. She shows us how a modern Catholic woman can truly find the gift of authentic femininity in our toxic culture.
"Both women share anecdotes of their personal faith journeys and relate them to each of the ten gifts. My favorite chapter was the one on The Gift of Suffering. Both Cheryl and Teresa wrote convincing essays, avoiding cliches and sentimentalism, to show us how suffering can indeed be a giftnot an easy task!
I highly recommend Wrapped Up: God's Ten Gifts for Women and the companion journal to Catholic women in any phase of life or spiritual development."Peggy Bowes, blogger and author, The Rosary Workout; coauthor, Tending the Temple
"God’s feelings toward women have long been misunderstoodeven among Christians. Wrapped Up beautifully clarifies the searing biblical truth that God is the first lover and liberator of all women."Meg Meeker, M.D., author of the national bestseller,Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: Ten Secrets Every Father Should Know
"In Wrapped Up: God’s Ten Gifts for Women, the authors’ unique voices and perspectives combine beautifully to offer rare gifts to today’s modern woman: inspiration, support, and encouragement. By highlighting our unique feminine gifts and strengths, Wrapped Up encourages women everywhere to recognize how much we have to offer our families and communities in a wounded, broken world. Every woman deserves to unwrap’ a gift like that!"Danielle Bean, author of Small Steps for Catholic Moms