Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catho
Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood
Author: Pat Gohn,
Terry Polakovic (Foreword by)
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Pages: 192 PB
Pat Gohn draws upon on decades of women's ministry experience, her popular Catholic women's podcast Among Women, and her own story as a wife and mother. She boldly proclaims the Church's dynamic vision of every woman: you have dignity, you are gifted, and you have a mission. The lively and unforgettable Gohn leads her readers through her own life's trials and triumphs—abiding love and talent for music, breast cancer in her thirties, and coming to understand true feminism in light of Church teaching and Mary's example. With humor, faith, and the inviting tone of a trusted mentor, Gohn shares how she became empowered to embrace her blessings, beauty, and bodaciousness, and how readers can do the same. More than a mere memoir, "Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious" offers readers insight into the writings of Blessed John Paul II, which articulate four gifts unique to every woman: generosity, receptivity, sensitivity, and maternity. Gohn proves that these gifts remain ever pertinent to the concerns of modern women: self-image, friendship, marriage, motherhood, femininity, and relationship with Jesus.