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Newsflash! My Surprising Journey from Secular Anchor to Media Evangelist [Paperback]

By Teresa Tomeo (Author)
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Teresa Tomeo's latest book, 'Newsflash My Surprising Journey from Secular Anchor to Media Evangelist, ' is one of the most riveting stories I have encountered in a very long time...Teresa tells us how she went from the junk food of the secular media back to the table of the Lord, to the Eucharist. We learn how Teresa allowed God back into her life and how He turned her misplaced priorities into a meaningful map for life's journey towards eternity. Everyone who reads "Newsflash" will recognize something of themselves in this book. Joan F. Lewis Rome Bureau Chief - EWTN Endorsed by more than a dozen authors, speakers, and clergy, "Newsflash" is the fun yet riveteing account of Teresa's personal and professional life. Included is a reader reflection section and a photogallery from Teresa's life.

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Studio: Bezalel Books
Pages   172
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.37"
Weight:   0.57 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2008
Publisher   Bezalel Books
ISBN  0980048397  
ISBN13  9780980048391  

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More About Teresa Tomeo

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Teresa Tomeo is an author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and motivational speaker with more than 30 years of experience in TV, radio and newspaper.
In the year 2000, she left the secular media to start her own speaking and communications company, Teresa Tomeo Communications, LLC. Her daily morning radio program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan and now heard on over 200 Catholic stations nationwide through the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network. Her talk show is also carried on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.
Ms. Tomeo is a columnist and special correspondent for the national Catholic newspaper, Our Sunday Visitor. She appears frequently on EWTN Catholic Television. Teresa and co-hosts the new EWTN program The Catholic View for Women. Teresa has also been featured on The O\'Reilly Factor, Fox News, Fox & Friends, and MSNBC discussing issues of faith and media awareness.
In 2008 the she was chosen as only one of 270 delegates from around the world to attend the Vatican Women\'s Congress held in Rome marking the 20th Anniversary of John Paul the Second\'s Letter entitled On the Dignity and Vocation of Women.
As a speaker Teresa travels around the country addressing media awareness and activism, as well as sharing her reversion to the Catholic Church. Her latest book, Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture was just released in October of 2011 from Ignatius Press. Her first book, Noise: How Our Media Saturated Culture Dominates Lives and Dismantles Families, is published by Ascension Press and is a Catholic best seller and is already in its second print. Her second book, Newsflash! My Surprising Journey from Secular Anchor to Media Evangelist was published in September of 2008. Teresa has also co-authored a series of best selling Catholic books called All Things Girl for tween girls focusing on modesty and chastity. Teresa leads several pilgrimages and retreats each year to various holy places around the world. She is pleased to be a new lecturer for Catholic Courses speaking on subjects such as Manage Media Wisely and Women in the Church.
Learn more about Teresa at, or join her on Facebook at, or you can follow her on Twitter at"

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-1 ?? I have yet to received this book.  Feb 11, 2009
I'm quite disappointed. I have yet to recieve this book. This is not what I have come to know of an this site partner. This order was placed on January 11, 2009.
Living the Faith in a PC Culture  Feb 2, 2009
NEWSFLASH is not only an account of Teresa Tomeo's trek down the wide, easy road modern media lays before us, it's also a story of how we can become addicted to the pablum diet offered up as "entertainnews." She honestly and courageously reveals the initial attraction and the utter hollowness of the glitzy sound-byte business passed off as news. And she is brutally honest about her own journey as she chased after the pied piper of fame and success.
Just as an addict or alcoholic has to "hit bottom" before he can recover, Teresa describes in heart-wrenching detail the events that led her to step back and take a hard look at her life. Her marriage was falling apart; her job demanded too much of her time and too little of her ethics, and her best friend in the business--a "role model" for success--had just committed suicide. The landscape of her life was no more real than one-dimensional stage scenery--and just as unstable. If that were the end of her story, it would be a tragedy.
But then she tells "the rest of the story." It never ceases to amaze me how God can take a seeming disaster and turn it into a blessing. Teresa's saying "let my misery be my ministry" speaks volumes for the good she's accomplished by using her secular-acquired skills in the Master's vinyard.
NEWSFLASH read more like a page-turner than a biography. It's at once realistic but hopeful and inspirational reading for anyone facing the challenge of living the faith in today's PC culture. Highly recommended!
Highly Recommended  Oct 23, 2008
This book is not a long or heavy read but it is what is known as a 'good read'. Teresa was, for many years, a secular news broadcaster based mainly in Detroit, US. She was born and raised a Catholic but gradually fell away until she was, by her own admission, so far, far from the Church. Her husband had also falled away and among other troubles their marriage almost collapsed. By the Grace of God he was reconverted and after many trials and tribulations and much anguish on Teresa's part over the various teachings of the Church which she could not come to terms with for such a long time, she too gradually turned around and came Home. She is an Italian American, feisty, fun and also deeply caring and now a fighting force for all that the Church teaches, especially the Pro-life movement.

This book will make you laugh and make you cry but her candid testimony of how she worked through all the problems in order to understand and embrace the Faith and to use all her life experience in her present job as a presenter on Ave Maria Radio ( and a speaker at many conferences all over the US and beyond, not to mention the healing of her wonderful marriage, really does make a good read which I highly recommend and hope will prove to be inspirational and helpful to all who read it.
Heartfelt and "Soul Baring"  Oct 21, 2008
Teresa Tomeo bares her soul, quite literally, to protect us from the pitfalls she herself stumbled into. She reveals her dramatic personal journey with her "Teresa Tomeo" signature style--giving the whole scoop without mincing words. Her new book will make you laugh and cry. You won't be able to put it down. I admire and applaud Teresa for her candor and deep love for humankind as she demonstrates so well on the radio, in her talks, and in her writing; drawing everyone to the fullness of the Faith.
Journalist Shares Her Story to Draw Others Home to Faith  Aug 21, 2008
Most people would look at Teresa Tomeo - author, host of an internationally syndicated talk show, and noted speaker - and make the assumption that this rising star never had a day of trouble in her life, that she's one of those lucky ones for whom the stars just seem to align perfectly. Perhaps her willingness to share the true portrait of her life and to smudge the perfect picture a bit is what makes her newest book Newsflash: My Surprising Journey from Secular Anchor to Media Evangelist so incredibly compelling. I have to admit to being in the camp of people who looked at Teresa's rising success and faith-filled attitude without knowing the full truth behind her journey.

Newsflash: My Surprising Journey from Secular Anchor to Media Evangelist is Teresa Tomeo's first person account of the events in her life that have brought her to her current role as a woman on a mission to employ the power of the media to bring people to the fullness of the truth of a life lived with God at one's center. With surprising candor, Tomeo recounts her rise to the heights of the network news business and her subsequent sinking to the depths of the industry, including a trip to the unemployment line. When we think enviously of television personalities who live their lives as open books, rarely do we pause to contemplate the pain they must face when their own personal tragedies are played out in the public eye. Teresa Tomeo, however, was able to take what most would consider a deal-breaking hand and turn it into a winner.

Newsflash: My Surprising Journey from Secular Anchor to Media Evangelist chronicles Tomeo's career, but more importantly the spiritual path that led her from a fallen-away Catholic on the brink of divorce to someone who currently inspires millions on a daily basis worldwide via her satellite radio podium and acclaimed writings. Using the themes of the news business to orient itself, this book is part biography, part spiritual outreach. Teresa doesn't sugar coat any part of her life, even putting such difficulties as marital discord and an eating disorder under the microscope so others can learn and be inspired by her journey. In doing so, shares with the reader a message of great hope and inspiration. If we are willing to submit direction of our life to a loving God and place him at the "master control" of our world, we can have the same sense of hope, peace, and confidence in salvation that permeates Teresa's life today.

Teresa's story of going from laid off news anchor to one willing to accept a new assignment according to God's design ultimately brought her a great sense of clarity and devotion. Her willingness to embrace the mantra "Let my misery be my ministry" gave her the marching orders she needed to reach out and to touch the lives of others. And now, she is on fire to share the "scoop" - the good news that our lives can be as filled with purpose, meaning and happiness as her own.

Newsflash: My Surprising Journey from Secular Anchor to Media Evangelist is a book that will appeal to a broad variety of readers. For fans of Teresa Tomeo's work, this provides an excellent, no-holds-barred look at her career and personal philosophies. Perhaps more importantly though, this book reaches out to those who may find themselves separated from or never having known anything about the truth of the Catholic Church. In the introduction to the wonderful reflection questions that accompany her work, Teresa shares:

My goal with this book is to give witness to the mighty works of God in my life. I want to give glory and honor to Him in all that I say and do. I also think of the many women I have met throughout my career who have fallen away from the Church. These women are in my heart as I write this book because I want to take their hand and walk them home to Rome. And, of course, I write this book so that all can be reminded of the graces and mercy of God.

With wit, zeal, compassion and "can't put it down" readability, Newsflash: My Surprising Journey from Secular Anchor to Media Evangelist is a true treasure. The book is firmly based in solid doctrine and contains numerous references from scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and papal encyclicals. Newsflash! is endorsed by Monsignor Mangan, of the Vatican; Al Kresta, CEO of Ave Maria radio; Doug Keck, Host of televison's"Bookmark;" best-selling Catholic authors Donna Maria Cooper O'Boyle and Steve Ray; Catholic editor and author Heidi Hess Saxton and more. Complimenting the main portion of the book is a wonderful section with personal reflections and helpful resources at the conclusion. Take my advice and buy two copies of this book - one for yourself and one for a friend with whom you'd like to share the fullness and beauty of the Catholic Church. You'll both be better off for having heard Teresa Tomeo's Newsflash.


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