Beyond the Swimsuit Challenge
Putting on that summer swimsuit is challenging. Many women are weighted down by the thought that they’re not thin, pretty, young, or good enough. While bookstores stock advice on how to overcome body-image problems, few books take a faith-based, much less Catholic, approach. Weightless: Making Peace with Your Body by Kate Wicker speaks to anyone who wants to live an abundant life, unencumbered by society’s obsession with thinness, physical beauty, youth, or food.
-Personal stories that debunk cultural myths about beauty
-Spiritual tools to help address common struggles
-Meditations to reshape the way a woman views herself
-Discussion questions for personal or group reflection
Living the ‘Good Life’
What if the “good life” you’re seeking has less to do with prestige and plenty and more to do with prudence, hope, and faith? Would you still want a guide to get there? Maybe the idea of a life based on the virtues creates an uneasy feeling. Too hard, you might think, too boring. Robert Lockwood sets the record straight in A Guy’s Guide to the Good Life.
Lockwood weaves Scripture, Church teaching, and everyday stories—from Babe Ruth’s funeral to the author’s doomed efforts to make the varsity basketball team—revealing the virtues for what they really are: a call to action and our tie to the living God. The virtuous life isn’t just the good life; it’s the best life, the life we were each made for.