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Divinely-Inspired Christmas List that will Bring True Joy this Holiday Season: Teresa Tomeo's 'Godís Bucket List' - The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Contact: Katie Moore, 719-268-1936, kamoore@randomhouse.com

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich., Nov. 26, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- What's the most important list to make this holiday season? Catholic radio and TV host, Teresa Tomeo, says it's not a holiday shopping list. Instead, she invites readers to start their holiday season with a list that's heaven-sent in her new book, God's Bucket List: Heaven's Sure Fire Way to Happiness in This Life and Beyond.

Too often, Christmas comes and goes and people feel empty. Perhaps it's because the real meaning of Christmas can't be purchased in a store. "That new sweater, food processor, laptop or iPad may bring temporary happiness and make your life more enjoyable and comfortable in the short term, but they won't bring us real joy," says Tomeo. "Help your family and friends find true and lasting joy under the Christmas tree this year by starting with 'God's Bucket List.' It will help examine what God wants for each of us in our lives.

In God's Bucket List, Tomeo shares her personal story of giving up her career plans to be a mainstream TV news anchor and, instead, accepting God's plans to use her talents in a different way. Today she is a best-selling author, evangelist and host of "Catholic Connection," a nationwide radio show produced by Ave Maria Radio, and "The Catholic View for Women," broadcast on the EWTN Global Catholic Television Network. Tomeo also recently traveled to the Vatican as a guest speaker on the influence of media on the family.

"You hear lots of people talking about 'bucket lists,' but where is God in all this?" says Tomeo in a recent article from EWTN News. "The bottom line is putting God first. When I discovered God's plan, it was a much better plan for me."

In her book, Tomeo shares eight practices that can help individuals discern God's unique bucket list for their lives. They include:
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

Tomeo has written numerous books including Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to Culture; Noise: How Our Media-Saturated Culture Dominates Lives and Dismantles Families; and Wrapped Up: God's Ten Gifts for Women.

God's Bucket List is available from Image Books, as well as on Amazon.com in hardcover, plus Kindle and Nook formats. Read an excerpt from God's Bucket List.