I hope everyone had a wonderful, sparkling Christmas and New Year! I can’t believe it’s 2013 already.
Today, I’d like to introduce Pat Gohn. She is the author of Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood. The book will be available March 25th from Ave Maria Press. Currently, it can be pre-ordered. (It should also be available as an e-book in late March or so.)
I asked Pat what led her to write this book, and she drew my attention to her delightful and engaging introduction. Let’s face it, as a guy, I was a little apprehensive about this topic–at first. Pat’s fresh and vibrant writing style, however, immediately captured my attention. She describes becoming aware of a need for Catholic women to better understand their worth and value as conveyed through the Church.
Too often, for instance, we hear stay-at-home moms derisively dismissed by our culture as unimportant–when the truth is the opposite! This is an important topic in our culture (and in our parishes), and it’s encouraging to see a book meaningfully address it.
I’ll end this short profile with one of my favorite quotes from Pat’s introduction.
Bodaciousness is maternity magnified. Bodacious women are those whose lives have the most purpose and meaning when they give their love away and when their love takes shape in others. These are the women who embody physical or spiritual motherhood. Often they embody both. They live and lead from a place of empowering love. Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood Ave Maria Press, 2013
About the Author
Gohn’s areas of expertise are faith formation and women’s ministry. She holds a master’s degree in theology and Christian ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville, plus certificates in adult faith formation leadership and theology of the body from the University of Dayton and the Theology of the Body Institute respectively. She has led parish-based ministries for over thirty years, including service in the largest church in the Archdiocese of Boston. Gohn’s media company, Behold Communications, produces Catholic content for catechetical publications, commercial and non-profit clients, and voice-overs for radio, Internet, and audio books. Gohn and her husband live in Massachusetts and have three grown children.