- Paperback: 190 pages
- Publisher: Ascension Press; Revised Edition edition (January 18, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1932927948
- ISBN-13: 978-1932927948
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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Noise: How Our Media-saturated Culture Dominates Lives and Dismantles Families [Revised Edition] Paperback – January 18, 2012
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Teresa is a columnist and special correspondent for the national Catholic newspaper, Our Sunday Visitor, the dynamic "New Feminism" blog and appears frequently on the EWTN Global Catholic Television Network. Teresa and co-hosts the new EWTN television series, The Catholic View for Women, and is the field reporter for their annual March for Life coverage in D.C. Teresa has also been featured on The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and the Dr. Laura Show, discussing issues of faith, media awareness, and Catholic Church teaching, especially as it relates to the culture.
As a speaker Teresa travels around the country addressing media awareness and activism, as well as sharing her reversion to the Catholic Church. She also leads several pilgrimages and retreats each year to various holy places around the world. In 2008, 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.
Teresa has authored six books and her latest best-seller, 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. Her first book, Noise: How Our Media Saturated Culture Dominates Lives and Dismantles Families, published by Ascension Press, is in its second print. Teresa's autobiography, Newsflash! My Surprising Journey from Secular Anchor to Media Evangelist was published in September of 2008 and also co-authored a series of best-selling Catholic books for tween girls focusing on modesty and chastity that was also made into a Television Series on EWTN called All Things Girl.
Passionate about sharing her faith and educating others on the truth, Teresa has just been named a Professor for St. Benedict Press' Catholic Courses, teaching on subjects such as Manage Media Wisely and Women in the Church. Teresa's new book for women, Wrapped Up: God's Ten Gifts for Women will be released in August 2012 with Servant Books and she is also currently working on a new book, God's Bucket List for You, which is expected be released by Random House/Image Books next year.
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CON: I wish she would have delved more into cell phone usage and the impact that's having on culture. It's like the huge elephant in the room that wasn't really addressed much.
I also think the music section left a little something to be desired. We all know rap is harmful. But she didn't do much to address other genres of music that can stray into sad or inappropriate messages like most R&B and some alternative music as well.
Finally, I think this book limited its universality by leaning too heavily on the Catholic perspective. I am a strong, practicing Catholic myself, but I could see the shortcomings in how other religious perspectives weren't really validated. She threw out the "Christian" term regarding music and performers but even that wasn't consistent.Read more ›
"Noise" answers the question so often voiced by the Baby Boomers, "What happened to TV?" When I was growing up, "Andy Griffith" and "I Love Lucy" were shows watched by the entire family, and now sexually charged shows like, "Desperate Housewives" is the most popular with young girls aged 9-12. Kids spend as much time hooked up to some form of media as they do in school these days, so we'd better educate ourselves about what's going on, before they're lost to us, and the Faith.
This book, which is as engrossing as it is terrifying, begins with a thorough explanation of the origins of the problem of immorality in media, and how Teresa, who worked for over 20 years in secular media, came to see the problem for what it is. The latter part of the book is divided into sections by type of media, with chapters dedicated to TV, radio, computer games, internet, music, and advertising, and explains the immoral influence in each.Read more ›
The simple test that I tell people to to become more aware of the day to day noise that surrounds them is to do is try shutting everything off for one day. Any Sunday would be nice. See if time crawls by. See if you feel ancy. See how many times you reach for the remote, phone, computer..... See how much you accomplish. See how much better you feel at the end of the day. If you can go a month or six months see things in movies or particular stations that you never noticed before. Things that will repulse you where as before you ignored.
Many things in life start out for good and for good purposes, but sadly, evil enters.
I recommend this book to enlighten people as to how they are manipulated by the media. There is a life outside TV, radio, etc. My husband and I removed our TV twenty years ago. We don't miss it at all, expecially with what we hear is considered "entertainment" these days.
Parents, guard your children, direct them beyond their technology filled worlds.
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Totally not worth the read, had to read it for a class, and it's more like a book on how to brainwash others.... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Gabrielle D'Antona
Shocking facts and statistics! Not only is this book well written and a good read, but it really opens your eyes and makes you reevaluate how you use media for yourself and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by KitQuinn
Just heard Ms Tomeo opining on "Focus On The Family Weekend" about the ills of TV for teens. That's all you need to know and why you don't need to read this book.Published on January 8, 2011 by The Chalcenteric Kid
This book did cover some ills of our society in the music world, but it was more about the authors Catholocism and religious belief systems . Too narrowly focused. Read morePublished on October 21, 2009 by HBOP
This book gives irrefutable PROOF of the effect of TV, Movies and computers on the psyche of our young people. It's not good. Read morePublished on May 2, 2009 by Joseph J. Kalil, Sr.
Informative and a bit eye opening. Would have liked more information to affect change in the media. Perhaps that's a bit idealistic. Read morePublished on October 30, 2008 by Malia Chapman