God’s Keys to Achieving Lasting Joy and Happiness
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Teresa Tomeo was at the top of her professional game. She had a thrilling career as a TV news anchor and she was a household name in the Detroit news market. But something was missing.
In the midst of a professional crisis, she came to the realization that achieving joy has nothing to do with dollar signs.
She came to understand that while her to-do list focused on sensation and pleasure, it neglected the spiritual things in life. Finally, she asked herself: where was God in all of this?
In God’s Bucket List (Image, Nov. 5, 2013), Tomeo examines what God wants for each of us: mercy, fruitfulness, fellowship, and peace, just to name a few, and explains 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.
“Deep down, I knew that the real bucket list is already designed by none other than God Himself,” writes Tomeo in the introduction to God’s Bucket List. “I had learned and was now being again reminded of how that list is uniquely created with each of us individually in mind and yet applies to everyone in a universal way. It’s not a lofty list…it’s simply about putting our relationship with God first. When we do this, we will lead an abundant life.”
What would be on God’s Bucket List?
Tomeo explores eight practices for achieving happiness in this life and beyond:
- Live with Stillness
- Live Your Passion
- Live with Instruction
- Live in the Mess
- Live with Understanding
- Live by Confession
- Live the Good Life
- Live like You’re Loved
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.
Praise for God’s Bucket List:
“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
“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
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