God's Bucket List: Heaven's Surefire Way to Happiness in This Life and Beyond (Hardcover)
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.
About the Author
Teresa Tomeo is a bestselling author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and speaker with more than thirty years of experience in print and broadcast media. Her weekday radio program, Catholic Connection, a coproduction of Ave Maria Radio and EWTN, is heard daily on 300 stations nationwide and also SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Her TV show, The Catholic View for Women, is seen twice weekly on EWTN. Tomeo is a columnist and special correspondent for Our Sunday Visitor. She has been featured on The O Reilly Factor, Fox News, Fox and Friends, MSNBC, and the Dr. Laura Show. She was named a Vatican conference speaker and conference delegate and spoke at the 2013 conference the Rights of the Family and the Challenges of the Contemporary World sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Family. Tomeo participated in the Vatican Women s Congress in 2008. She speaks throughout North America and also leads retreats and pilgrimages annually. Tomeo is a teacher for St. Benedict Press s Catholic Courses. Her books include Extreme Makeover, God's Bucket List, and Walk Softly and Carry and Great Bag. She and her husband, Dominick Pastore, live in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
"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