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The Audio Blog Tour — it’s here all in one place — 10 Podcasts –10 minutes each of audio book with me for Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious

If you missed it, here it is, all in one place! Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious — read aloud by me.

Now, of course, these podcasts will be talking about the blogs that the book toured on a few weeks back, and in good faith, and cuz its Mary’s month, I’m gonna give a book away to a random winner who leaves a comment below. We’ll close the contest on May 20.

If you want to listen to the book in order, here it is:
1. Catholic Mom
2. Catholic Drinkie
3. The Practicing Catholic
4. Snoring Scholar
5. Cause of our Joy
6. Another Cup of Coffee
7. Embracing Motherhood
8. Amazing Catechists
9. In the Heart of My Home
10 Happy Catholic

The Happy Catholic concludes the Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious Blog Tour

The Happy Catholic concludes the Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious Blog Tour

And so it comes down to this… today we’ve met the goal of skimming ten themes in my new book, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood, over ten days… Ten Bodacious Basics, Ten Minutes at a Time. I’ve had a blast recording the audio tour segments, and I’m very happy that there are free books in the offering at each of the blogs courtesy of my publisher, Ave Maria Press.

Here’s a recap of what this is all about:

Today the final episode of the audio tour is hosted over at The Happy Catholic, one of my favorite blog haunts over the years, created by the talented and delightful author, Julie Davis.* I’m honored that she’s doing the wrap up post today that will talk about the need for a new feminism that incorporates the Gospel of Life as it honors the dignity and gifts of women. In the end, it is we women, ourselves, who must make this our mission as we serve the Lord in whatever vocation we are called in.

If you’d like to go back and hear some of the other chapters and enter your name is a few more drawings for the free book, you’ll find the complete list here.

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*Among Women, most recently welcomed Julie Davis as a guest when her 2011 book, aptly named The Happy Catholic, was released. Listen to that show here.

Spiritual Motherhood — what’s that? Here’s 5 Tips for Aspiring Spiritual Mothers on the Blog Tour

Spiritual Motherhood — what’s that? Here’s 5 Tips for Aspiring Spiritual Mothers on the Blog Tour

One of the most tenderly written blogs on faith and family life, In the Heart of My Home, by Elizabeth Foss* is host to the Ten Bodacious Basics Blog Tour today. And I couldn’t be more tickled to have Elizabeth as a hostess.

Today’s theme is spiritual motherhood, and it pairs ever so nicely with warm and wise wisdom that emanates from Elizabeth’s blog. Whether she knows it or not, she has been a model and mentor to many (including me!) over her decades-long writing career, a kind and generous spiritual mother, as well as a devoted wife and mother to a house full of children.

If you are just catching up to this blog tour, here’s an explanation of what it is all about — ten minute audio clips from the book, over ten days:

So, get on over to Elizabeth Foss’ blog to listen to today’s audio, and be sure to leave a comment for Elizabeth so you can be entered in the free drawing at her blog to win a copy of Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious.

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*You may recall my conversation with Elizabeth Foss about the midlife years on Among Women. It was one of the most listened-to shows of 2012. Find it here.

An audio clip about Jesus’ Prayer – “This is my body, which is given for you” – part of the 10 Bodacious Basics Blog Tour

An audio clip about Jesus’ Prayer – “This is my body, which is given for you” – part of the 10 Bodacious Basics Blog Tour

The blog tour in support of my book, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious, makes a stop today over at the Amazing Catechists website, courtesy of its founder, Lisa Mladinich.

Here’s a quick audio review of what it’s about:

 

Today’s segment focuses on the significance of Jesus’ prayer: “This is my body, which is given for you.” Go over to Amazing Catechists and listen to today’s audio tour, then leave a comment in order to be eligible to win a copy of the book.

You might also want to increase you chances to win by leaving comments at Embracing Motherhood, Cause of Our Joy, and Another Cup of Coffee, that have also hosted the tour recently.

Tomorrow’s stop on the blog tour: In The Heart of My Home

A schedule for the full blog tour is here.

It’s not just a blog tour, it’s an audio tour! Today “Blessed, Beautiful, & Bodacious” is at Snoring Scholar!

It’s not just a blog tour, it’s an audio tour! Today “Blessed, Beautiful, & Bodacious” is at Snoring Scholar!

Here’s a little introduction to the book’s blog tour: Ten Bodacious Basic… Ten Minutes at Time:

Snoring Scholar, AKA, Sarah Reinhard’s blog has been one of my favorite’s over the years. I’m so happy Sarah’s* sharing her piece of Internet real estate with me.

IMG_0983Look for today’s installment on the audio blog tour here. 

Tomorrow’s stop on the blog tour: Cause of Our Joy.

A schedule for the full blog tour is here.

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*You might appreciate Sarah Reinhard’s last visit with me Among Women… talking about her recent book for pregnant mothers.

Still practicing… the Bodacious Basics blog tour lands at The Practicing Catholic today!

Still practicing… the Bodacious Basics blog tour lands at The Practicing Catholic today!

Here’s a little introduction to the book’s blog tour: Ten Bodacious Basic… Ten Minutes at Time:

Blogger and Iowa Catholic Radio host, Lisa Schmidt* and her hubby, Joel, are gaining a growing readership over at The Practicing Catholic, and I’m honored that

Hanging out with Lisa Schmidt at the Catholic New Media Conference in 2012.

Hanging out with Lisa Schmidt at the Catholic New Media Conference in 2012.they are hosting the blog tour today where I read an excerpt about becoming a beloved daughter of God. Look for that post here!

they are hosting the blog tour today where I read an excerpt about becoming a beloved daughter of God. Look for that post here!

Tomorrow’s stop on the blog tour: Snoring Scholar. 

A schedule for the blog tour is here.

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*You might appreciate my conversation with Lisa Schmidt from 2012 on Among Women 123.

Ten Bodacious Basics… Ten Minutes at a Time! Join me for the Blessed, Beautiful, & Bodacious Blog Tour — podcast style!

Ten Bodacious Basics… Ten Minutes at a Time! Join me for the Blessed, Beautiful, & Bodacious Blog Tour — podcast style!

Join this 10-day audio tour through Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious –podcast-style! –with excerpts read by your truly, Pat Gohn. That’s right, it’s as if you’re getting a mini audio book for about 10 minutes a day over 10 days!

And it will sound a bit like this:

And the pay-off is that you just might win a free copy of the book if you do your homework!

Listen each day for a new insight or reflection about the blessed dignity, the beautiful gifts, or the bodacious mission of women. Each day a new question will be posted about the day’s theme, and your comments at the host blog become your entry for a chance to win a copy of Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious, courtesy of Ave Maria Press.*

Here’s the schedule for the blog tour — Ten Bodacious Basics… Ten Minutes at a Time!

photoMon Apr 15:   Lisa Hendey’s Catholic Mom

Tue Apr 16:   Sarah Vabulas’ The Catholic Drinkie

Wed Apr 17: Lisa and Joel Schmidt’s The Practicing Catholic

Thu Apr 18:  Sarah Reinhard’s Snoring Scholar

Fri Apr 19:  Leticia Velasquez’ Cause of Our Joy

Mon Apr 22: Maria Johnson’s Another Cup of Coffee

Tue Apr 23: Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle’s Embracing Motherhood

Wed Apr 24: Lisa Mladinich’s Amazing Catechists

Thu Apr 25: Elizabeth Foss’ In the Heart of My Home

Fri Apr 26: Julie Davis’ The Happy Catholic

 Oh and if you like quote banners to share on Facebook, Pinterest, and elsewhere, we’ll throw in a few of those, just for free! Like this one:

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Sure, go ahead and share it. You’d be helping me out.

*With my gratitude to the great team from Ave Maria Press — the fine folks atop this post wearing their BBB t-shirts and showing off the book! Remember what I said about all the people who help an author bring a book to market? The official Ave Maria Press announcement is here.

*(Oh, and one more thing: This giveaway is subject to the rules of free drawings at each of the individual blogs. Each blog owner is their own boss, not me.)