God Has a Gift For You

God Has a Gift For You

One thing I can’t resist is presents. I love to give them and to receive them. If they are wrapped up in pretty paper with a big bow, all the better. That’s why I’m so excited about this new book, Wrapped Up: God’s Ten Gifts for Women by Teresa Tomeo and Cheryl Dickow. What better gifts to unwrap than gifts sent from God?

What are these gifts? The authors focus on ten: God’s love, God’s forgiveness, allowing God to be God, a joyful attitude, suffering, letting go, a sacramental life, sisters in faith, setting priorities, and the gift of you! As I look at this life I wonder, what about peace and love? What about being healed? What’s this about suffering and letting go? Why are these on the top-ten list of gifts?

Of course the answer is clear: God blesses us by teaching us to live according to his ways, to his priorities. The peace and healing I seek are contained in these other gifts, if I open my eyes to see them and my heart to receive them.

Wrapped Up combines the stories of faith found in Scripture with lessons taken from our modern media-driven culture. The result is being grounded in timeless truths as we wrestle with timely realities faced in everyday life. What a blessed combination!

The demands on women today tear us in many different directions. We are taught to “have it all” and we expend a lot of frustrated energy to get there. This book is an antidote to the thrashing about we so often engage in as we try to take what we want. This book lets us receive what God wants to give. I’m excited to open these gifts. It’s better than Christmas!

Meet the authors and learn more about Wrapped Up:


About the Author

Louise Paré has spent the last 37 years in Catholic publishing and is currently a director of product development for Servant Books. She works from her home in Michigan, where she is an avid Detroit Tigers fan.
  • Bill

    God’s best gift to you is His Son, Jesus Christ, the Savior. Another gift from God is the Sabbath, the seventh day of the week on which you can cease from all of your earthly labors and spend the time soaking in the sunshine of Christ’s love and righteousness. Another gift of God to us is marriage where man and woman can enter into a unique relationship which is an object lesson of God’s unique relationship with His church. There are many other gifts that come from God for the purpose of building up and bringing God’s people ever closer to Him. May God bless as you seek Him.