The definitions of boy and girl, masculinity and femininity, husband and wife, and mother and father have been obscured, and a shadow of confusion has been cast over gender, marriage, sex, and the family. Everything has been re-defined, and yet none of the new definitions are definite.
Where did this come from—and more importantly—what needs to happen for the meaning of the body to become clear again?
In this easy-to-read booklet, you’ll discover what lies at the root of today’s sexual chaos and gender confusion, and how it was foretold more than a century ago. You’ll also learn how Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body provides the antidote to the crisis of our times and paves the way for the “Triumph” foretold by the Virgin Mary in Fatima.
Christopher West is a lecturer and best-selling author of multiple books and programs that have made him the world’s most recognized teacher of John Paul II’s "Theology of the Body." He is the founder of The Cor Project (CorProject.com) and co-founder of the Theology of the Body Institute, which help people learn, live, and share the Theology of the Body.
For such a time as this have we been given Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Based on the words of Jesus, Blessed John Paul II’s famous reflections on the body and sex take us to the root of the modern crisis and chart the path to an authentic sexual liberation. Yet the late Pope’s dense scholarship often intimidates the average person.
In his previous book, Theology of the Body Explained, Christopher West offered a more detailed, six-hundred page commentary on Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.
Here, West provides a short and popular summary of the Pope’s revolutionary teaching:
● What is the meaning of life?
● Why did God create us male and female?
● Why is there evil in the world and how do we overcome it?
● How do we attain true happiness on earth?
● What kind of joys await us in heaven?
● How can we experience the love we long for in the depth of our hearts?
The first edition of Theology of the Body for Beginners (2004) quickly became an international best-seller. This freshly revised and expanded edition is based on Dr. Michael Waldstein’s much improved translation of John Paul II's catechesis.
New for this edition:
● All quotations have been updated with the new translation
● Key insights discovered through Dr. Waldstein’s access to the John Paul II archives have been incorporated
● The outline of the text has been substantially reorganized to reflect the newly discovered outline of Blessed John Paul II’s original manuscript
● Blessed John Paul II’s “hidden” and previously untranslated addresses are summarized
- #1 New York Times Bestseller for 8 years running
- Now celebrating its 25th anniversary
Simple ideas, lasting love
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The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work.
Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.
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This second edition also features a special link to a free online marriage evaluation, a new preface by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, minor text updates, and select testimonials from The Love Dare readers. Take the dare!
Heaven’s Song is a journey through the “"hidden” talks of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. These undelivered addresses, recently discovered in the Vatican archives, contain St. John Paul II’s unedited reflections on the love poetry of the Song of Songs and the Old Testament marriage of Tobias and Sarah.
This exciting “new” material allows men and women in every state of life to discover the “great mystery” of their sexuality as God created it to be: as a revelation of his own life and love. If you are already familiar with St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, you will delight in this new material. If not, this book serves as a superb introduction to St. John Paul II’s revolutionary teaching and is certain to whet your appetite for more.