God’s Bucket List: An Interview with Teresa Tomeo (Video)

Teresa Tomeo

Teresa Tomeo is an author, Catholic talk show host, and motivational speaker with more than 30 years of media experience. About a decade ago, Teresa started a weekday morning radio program, Catholic Connection, which is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The show is now heard on over 200 Catholic stations nationwide through the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network and is also carried on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Teresa writes regularly for the Our Sunday Visitor newsweekly and appears frequently on EWTN. She co-hosts the EWTN television series, The Catholic View for Women, and is the field reporter for their annual March for Life coverage in D.C.

God's Bucket ListPerhaps most impressively, Teresa was named an official Vatican Conference Speaker and Conference Delegate. In 2008, she was one of a select group of international delegates invited to the Vatican Women’s Congress in Rome, marking the 20th Anniversary of Blessed Pope John Paul II’s letter, On the Dignity and Vocation of Women. In September, 2013, Teresa spoke at the Vatican conference entitled, “The Rights of the Family and the Challenges of the Contemporary World” on the topic, “The Way Family is Perceived in Society.” The conference is presented by the Pontifical Council for the Family.

In addition to television, radio, and speaking, Teresa has authored several books. Her book Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture was released in October of 2011 from Ignatius Press and has been named “required reading” by Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Noise: How Our Media Saturated Culture Dominates Lives and Dismantles Families, published by Ascension Press, is in its third printing.

Today we’ll be discussing her newest book, God’s Bucket List: Heaven’s Surefire Way to Happiness in This Life and Beyond. The book examines what God wants us to accomplish, the “bucket list” we should check off before leaving this world. It includes things like mercy, fruitfulness, fellowship, peace, and love.


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Topics Discussed:

1:07 – What’s a “bucket list” and why does it matter?
3:25 – How do we overcome the tension between our bucket list and God’s?
5:00 – What do you mean in the book when you say we should “live in the mess”?
7:14 – Why should we “live like you’re loved”?
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Follow Teresa at TeresaTomeo.com and be sure to pick up her new book, God’s Bucket List: Heaven’s Surefire Way to Happiness in This Life and Beyond.

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