Women Made New!: Reflections on Adversity, Transformation, and Healing. Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2022. Hardcover $21.95. 240 pages. Available from the publisher.
“Every woman has the power to lure mankind to heaven or hell. She is a walking, breathing, invitation to eternity.” - Crystalina Evert
How often are women perceived as an “invitation to eternity” in our society? Even more so, how frequently do women perceive themselves as bearers of this gift? Renowned speaker and author Crystalina Evert shares her story, and presents the life-changing stories of twelve other Catholic women. Evert is a frequent guest on radio programs throughout the country, and her television appearances include MSNBC, the BBC, Donahue, WGN-TV news, and EWTN. She and her husband Jason hosted TV series “The Pure Life” and “Theology of the Body for Teens” on EWTN.
Readers will be inspired by TV and radio personalities, and several other women from various backgrounds. They will learn how to open their hearts to healing, discover their “feminine genius,” and become courageous witnesses like Mother Angelica, the foundress of EWTN, who relates woundedness in her own life and the transformative power of God’s saving love.
In his foreword for the book, Rev. Louis M. Solcia, CRSP, MA, MED wrote: “This book is for women who want to change, to have a better life and be happy. Too many people stay hurt, accuse others, and cause themselves depression and despair. They do not hear the simple words of St. Thomas, ‘si vis’ if you want, you can be healed or consider the words of St. Augustine, ‘time Dominum transeutem’ I am afraid the Lord may pass by.”
Most significantly, as the read the stories of other women, readers will learn how to protect themselves from the enemy’s “bites” that tempt them to think that they have no value and doubt God’s love for them. They will see how they are cherished by the Father, caressed by the Son, and renewed in the Holy Spirit.
Teresa Tomeo, author, talk show host, and speaker shares how she rediscovered her faith and grew closer to God through difficult career changes.
Televison host, speaker, and writer Catherine Hadro breaks open the challenges that come with expecting ourselves to be perfect and always seeking to please other people.
Joy Pinto, television host and motivational speaker, lays out challenges in family life and how to unite our sufferings to Christ’s Cross.
Dr. Kimberly Scipione’s unpacks the process of healing and offers ways to find a Catholic counselor.
Television host, author, and speaker Johnnette Benkovic-Williams shares her story of coming back to the Church and learning about the wisdom found in the teachings of our Faith and its traditions.
Through these powerful testimonies, women will discover how to keep the flame of their love for God alive and become conduits of His grace to transform the world.
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