Item description for A New You New You: Words to Soothe the Body, Mind, and Spirit Words to Soothe the Body, Mind, and Spirit by Catherine Galasso-Vigorito...
Overview Drawn from the author's uplifting weekly column, an inspirational collection of compassionate true stories is filled with wisdom, strength, and joy to help enhance the mind, calm the body, and rouse the spirit. Original.
When you're looking for hope and inspiration...look around you
"God's love is everywhere," say Catherine Galasso-Vigorito, author of the nationally syndicated column, "A New You." "We simply have to look at life with new eyes in order to see it."
With Catherine's guidance, we are able to recognize the overwhelming signs that God and goodness are all around us.
Catherine's themes not only support and encourage--they also strengthen our belief in God and in ourselves. In "A New You," Catherine blends her own faith-filled vision with the voices of her readers, whose letters and testimonials confirm their awareness of the Lord's presence in their lives.
You, too, may wish to write to Catherine once you've read her inspiring columns. They will make you think, make you feel, and even help you to believe. Her soothing words of inspiration come at exactly the right time for a world deeply in need of faith, hope, and reassurance.
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Studio: Adams Media
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.98" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.67 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2002
Publisher Adams Media
ISBN 1580627579 ISBN13 9781580627573 UPC 045079207578
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More About Catherine Galasso-Vigorito
Catherine Galasso-Vigorito is the author "A New You "and "God Will Do the Rest," and is founder and CEO of A New You Worldwide. She is nationally recognized for her acclaimed syndicated weekly column, "A New You," featured in the "New Haven Register "and in newspapers nationwide. Catherine lives in Branford, Connecticut, with her husband and two daughters.
Reviews - What do customers think about A New You: Words to Soothe the Body, Mind, and Spirit?
finding happiness again Mar 24, 2008
A new you:words to soothe the body,mind,and spirit.book.i bought this book when i was in a clinical depression. it does soothe. it help's you believe good thing's can and will happen. i still feel down at time's but reading from this book lift's my spirit's.i would suggest this book for everyone to read but for someone who is feeling low this is a must. Catherine Galasso is wonderful. you can look her up on line. i hope this review can help someone feeling down. i read this book and pray to the LORD for help and comfort and to become a stonger person. take care. barbara l kenny
Catherine is a blessing!! Mar 12, 2007
While the world is full of people trying to tell us "how" to worship or "how" to seek God, Catherine's approach is one that merely shows an inherent goodness in the world and that God is merciful and kind. She doesnt profess to be a biblical scholar or preacher and that approach is refreshing.
I read her column in my local newspaper every week and it is a welcome respite from the violence and diatribe of base human behavior that fills most of the newspapers pages.
The world is full of clowns who think that they have been shown the way to God and that they have somehow cornered the market on holiness and understanding the will of God. The world we live in is full of people who think their way is the only way to salvation. Who are they to judge others?
Catherine is none of that and her writings dont profess that either. Buy her book, enjoy her writing and her upbeat optimism!
Cosmetic Christianity, A NewAge Makeover of God's Word Aug 20, 2006
This book is full of superficial platitudes from the New Age Rainbow Coalition of the 1980s, John Marks Templeton, then Norman Vincent Peale (Mason and Shriner) and Robert Schuller ("Hour of Power" television program; do most weird things come from California?). This is the Gospel of Success and Possibility Thinking. His book, like "The Course in Miracles" teaches that "forgiveness" is simply recognizing that sin does not exist and therefore there is nothing to forgive. To accept the Courses teachings is to reject all Biblical doctrine, yet those who embrace it are able to call themselves Christians.
Like Courses, "A New You" is the promotion to ignore our sinful nature, which is right in line with Schuller's philosophy. This non-offensive positive gospel of to "believe in SELF" is hardly new. This new reformation is not repentance or a renewed sense of dependence on God and his word. No humbling ourself before Almighty God. In fact it is the very opposite, a boosting of ourselves to a "divine self-esteem." (Schuller was helped into ministry by Masonic brother Billy Graham.) Schuller's salvation was one of eliminating the pain of fear. To Schuller, "faith" is visualization, a power of the mind; "God" is there to help one "believe" and activate our mind power which will change our environment. Schuller smiles as he says "now believe and you will achieve." He declares in "Self-Esteem:" "Christ was the world's greatest possibility thinker. Do we dare follow him?" Peale has said, "Positive thinking is just another term for faith." The Bible says "God forbid that I should glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ."
It would be better to define sin, demonic influences, hell, salvation, the gospel, and the term "born again." The Bible tells us that we are all sinners; our righteousness is like filthy rags before God, that we've all sinned and fall short of His glory, and that there are none who are naturally good or righteous. The Christian strategy is the attempt to make people aware of their lost and sinful condition. This book is psychology and it has come into the church disguised as a help to our self worth. But this is HUMANISN and is antithetical the very essence of the gospel. Read I Tim. 1:15. (Google search: schuller minister).
This book is full of disturbing thoughts: We should seek angels as our protectors and intercessors (207). Try nature worship! "Nature is nourishment for our souls" (197). We must turn over a new leaf (self-reformation); "this is a new day" (195). Imagination is the key to the door of the future (62). You can have whatever you say if you believe in your heart and doubt not. Your imagination [not faith] creates your reality (59). You can lift up YOURSELF into the realm where all things are possible (245, don't give God the glory). We are Christians if we remain positive (173). Faith is though our own efforts of "persistence and determination" (79). God loves everyone, that's why He made so many unbelievers. Therefore everyone is basically good in God's eyes. You must bring out that love of God [whoever is your God] and the goodness within yourself to realize your salvation, because God is love, and love never fails (229). There is NO mention of Jesus as personal Savior, only the universal force "Master Map Maker" (241, so no faiths will be offended). Every member [every life form, including trees and birds] of God's creation is linked by a common thread; watch nature for the answers (233, shades of PANTHEISM). "We [all] are sons and daughters of the magnificent King" (173, NO Biblical salvation needed !!!).
A Message of Faith and Hope Sep 15, 2005
What a godsend this book has become to me. Catherine Galasso-Vigorito is a most exceptional author and woman of faith. Her beautiful message of hope and encouragement leads me to a place of quiet reflection. She reminds me that God is with me always and this instills within me a sense of calmness and faithful assurance.
My personal life has been filled with "what ifs" and "I wish I hadn't." Catherine reassures me that God does love and forgive all of us and reminds me that we should also follow His way.
I assure you that if you read this book, you, like millions of others, will feel hope and peace in your life.
Catherine writes, "Consider the words that are used when talking to our precious children. Criticism and putdowns, even when delivered ""in fun,"" can hurt feelings and stunt the growth of a healthy self-image. Words spoken in anger can deeply wound and have lasting effects. ""Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers."" Ephesians 4:29. If your words do not build up or encourage another, it is better to say nothing at all."
This may sound simplistic but how many of us have said a thoughtless, unkind word to another, whether it be a stranger, a service rep, a co-worker, neighbor, our children or spouse...anyone who may pass our path at a moment of frustration. This beautiful book reminds us of God's loving kindness and gives us the positive direction we need in our lives.
This book is broken into three sections: Mind, Body and Spirit. It speaks to me on all levels. It's word are beautiful and simple and I treasure it not only for it's inspirational advise but as a daily devotional.
A series of trite, tired platitudes Aug 1, 2005
This is a reprint of a bunch of Ms. Galasso-Vigorito's columns. I find the appearance of her column every Monday in our local paper (she started out her column here in New Haven)really annoying. Her writing has all the psychological and theological depth of a cheap greeting card. Her columns are all very wordy, but they basically recycle three sentences: "God will get us through", "The world is beautiful" and "Let's be nice to one another".
The shallowness of her approach is really irritating. She quotes freely from the Bible, but selectively avoids anything that might be challenging or tough. Around Easter time, for example, she talks about the glorious Easter morn, etc., but purposely avoids Good Friday. Nothing as messy as the Crucifixion enters Catherine's strawberries-and-butterflies universe.
This, in my opinion, does a disservice to her readers. Christianity is frequently about hearing things we don't to want to, but need to, hear -- about redemption through suffering, about making moral choices, about committment. By ignoring this and replacing it with cotton candy platitudes, faith is reduced to a "feel good" attitude which is ultimately false and self-delusional -- more "New Age" than Christian. "Soothing", by Catherine's defintion, is more like "Anesthetizing", which is just plain escapism, not faith.
There are hundreds of Christian writers that offer more depth than this one. Don't waste time or money with this book.