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Let's jump back into blogging with a book review.
I've met Pat Gohn a few times now and I think she is an amazing lady. She is real, funny, faithful and talented. All qualities I treasure. When I received her book, which I pre-ordered on the first day you could do so, I was thrilled. I knew it would be good and I was also so happy for Pat.
Reading this book is just like talking to Pat. The author makes herself available to the reader in such a way that it is like having coffee (or a beer) with a friend. She gives women a real insight into their true nature and allows us to celebrate and embrace what God created us to be.
Pat gives it to us straight, while there are several really good laughs in the book, she really brings home the business of valuing ourselves as the women God created us to be. She makes a heartfelt case for holiness through our many gifts and I came away with a renewed sense of the greatness of being a feminine creation of our Lord. Pat doesn't elevate in the secular way either, at the expense of men and children, but rather with a deep knowledge that our gifts are meant to complement men and to be fully bestowed on our children.
I am hoping that this is the beginning of a long and fruitful book writing career for Pat and I strongly urge you to get a copy of Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood and read it. Then re-read it mark it up, highlight and then read it again, and then buy copies for your friends.
You won't be sorry.
For more of Pat's wisdom check out her podcast Among Women