(September 19, 2012—CINCINNATI, OH) Media expert Teresa Tomeo says the release of her latest book collaboration, Wrapped Up: God’s Ten Gifts for Women, is timely and needed more than ever in a society where girls as young as six years old begin to sexualize themselves, according to a recent study from Knox College in Illinois.
“Studies such as this show the immense need for materials that can teach girls and women that they are not objects,” Tomeo says. “It’s shocking such young girls think that in order to be accepted and loved they must degrade themselves, but it’s not surprising given the toxic and over-sexualized culture in which we live.”
Wrapped Up, newly released from Servant Books (an imprint of Franciscan Media), offers a healthy alternative to the false messages women hear today. Co-authors Tomeo and Cheryl Dickow explore ten life-giving gifts, such as forgiveness and God’s love, that lead to peace and fulfillment while helping women unwrap their true feminine genius.
“Women everywhere and of all ages need to know how much they are loved by God and how they are made in his image and likeness,” Tomeo writes in a blog post. “As I say in Wrapped Up, just taking this one concept concerning God’s love to heart would make such a difference.”