This weeks picks for our "Behind the Counter" staff reviews were submitted by our Product Management Assistant/ Customer Service Representative, Nicole Gonzalez.
If You Really Loved Me
"As a young woman I am constantly bombarded with messages of impurity and immorality by society. It is a sad reality that all young women and men face today. In his book, If You Really Loved Me, Jason Evert answers 100 questions on sex, chastity, dating, marriage, vocations and many more topics. Jason is real with his readers, he quotes from scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, he answers the questions without judgment or being accusatory. This book certainly changed my perspective on dating and courtship as well as marriage. I certainly recommend this book to teens and adults alike."
"This bible study is wonderful, for a long time I have struggled what holiness looked like, how to live it out in my own life and how to pursue it. This study looks at different women throughout bible history and saints to help you discover what the pursuit of holiness looks like. Granted it looks different for every woman depending on your stage of life, however this is an excellent tool to help in that pursuit. Courageous Love is an excellent study for personal or small group use and even includes a leader's guide. I highly recommend this bible study if you are struggling to understand holiness or even need help in your prayer life. "
"An excellent movie, excellent acting and an excellent portrayal of a most beloved pope. Pope John Paul II follows Karol Wojtyla’s life as a young boy through the end of his life. Cary Elwes and Jon Voight are extremely convincing as the amiable pontiff and lure the viewers into the life of Blessed John Paul II. This is one of my favorite movies and even if you are unfamiliar with the Catholic faith, you will be enraptured with this story!"
As the newest member of the Aquinas and Mores staff, Nicole lends her talent to two departments. She splits her time between manning the store front and helping things run smoothly in the product management department. Nicole is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado and a Colorado Springs native.