Monday, April 16, 2007

What's all of the NOISE about?

Teresa Tomeo, Ave Maria Radio Host of the "Catholic Connection" wrote an incredible eye opening book called, Noise published by Ascension Press. Her twenty years in TV and radio exposed her to the negative effects of the mass media on individuals and families, compelling her to do something about it. Mrs. Tomeo invested years of research so that she could offer a "one stop shopping" book that will help the reader understand the dangers of our media saturated culture while also giving them the tools to deal with it.

"This book is meant to outline the problem of media noise and its impact on individuals, families, and society. The research is compiled from a variety of sources including research groups, universities, and professional organizations that have been studying the effect of the media for many years. In these pages, though, we go even further by offering practical suggestions on how to silence the noise, which even the U.S. Census Bureau concedes continues to get louder and louder. According to a report released in December 2006, both adults and teens will spend nearly five months (or about 3,500 hours) surfing the Internet, watching television, listening to the radio, or using other media devises," Mrs. Tomeo tells us in her Introduction. She also gives us a bit of hope about the situation and says, "Be assured that ours is not an easy mission, but we can take comfort in Jesus' promise that 'In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.' (John 16:33)."

Noise is a must have book for today's Catholic and Christian families. For more information, visit Ascension Press or Teresa Tomeo's website.

1 comment:

Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

Thank you for reminding me about this book. I listened to her on a podcast of Catholic Answers Live, and then forgot about it. I appreciate the reminder! :)