Did you hear the news? Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood is finally on the shelves! Tah dah! It’s launched! (Don’t miss the free drawing below!)
The book is a “first” for me. So forgive me if I gush just a little.
Ladies: This won’t be the last time you’ll hear me this from me: we have a blessed dignity, beautiful gifts, and undeniably, a bodacious mission — specifically as women — in the world today.
I love my collaborators in this effort! No author stands alone. So many people had a wonderful part in this book’s creation. I’ve been blessed by the team at Ave Maria Press who took a chance on a new author, and put their expertise behind me, like a refreshing breeze against my sails. Many beautiful, gifted women encouraged me along the way, and some great men too — you can read about them in the book’s acknowledgements — you may recognize a few of my family and friends. And I’m humbled by the people who have chosen to endorse this book, and I’m deeply grateful for their support. Finally, I have truly been enriched by the bodacious women I have met in my life, and in the work of the church that I am privileged to share in… women who embody the ideas that I share in this book — like Terry Polakovic of Endow who wrote the Foreword.
I love you dear readers, and my listeners to Among Women! This book is for you! I hope you’ll read it and share it. I can’t wait to welcome and meet new readers here or at an event! Help me reach them — share the link to this post!
I love the book’s cover! I’ve named the woman on the cover “Bea”, short for Beatrice, which means a bringer of joy, or blessings. So besides the B-B-B of the title, you’ve got Bea there to remind you to look up and smile because there’s reason to celebrate being a woman! You are blessed! You are beautiful! And yes, you are bodacious!
I love that blue too! I asked my website consultant to add splashes of it wherever she could. (Thank you, Dorian Speed!)
And check it out — I was doing a little shopping this week, and who knew that bodacious blue is one of the top colors in the Spring fashion palette? (You might not believe it, but I’ve tried on a few polka-dot dresses too! What fun!!)
I hope you’ll think about asking for the book at your local Catholic bookseller. But if there is not one near you, there are online stores ready to help too.
Come see me at my next book signing in MA on April 17! You’ll recognize me — I’ll be the one in the bodacious jacket!
FREE DRAWING FOR BOOKs and SWAG!!
Update 4.10.2013 this contest has ended. Comments are closed.
I’m hosting a free drawing til April 10, 2013 — I’ll give away 3 signed books, or a BBB coffee mug, and a tote bag to 5 readers chosen at random who leave a comment below. We’ll give them away on in a random drawing on April 10th, my baptismal day, so leave a comment! Thank you!