This new book by Magnificat answers Pope Francis' call to reflect on chapter 4 of his new Apostolic Exhortation, "Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love".
Pope Francis’ reflection on the beauty of married love presented in two chapters:
• Our everyday love: a remarkable commentary on Saint Paul’s hymn of charity (1 Cor 13:4-7).
• Growing in conjugal charity: a profound and concrete reflection on the growth of love within marriage, as experienced every day and throughout life.
The pope’s magnificent text is divided into 27 small sections, each containing:
• A general introductory question
• The pope’s text
• A series of questions about the text and its impact on our lives
• An invitation to prayer
Themes include: patience, service, forgiveness, joy, passion, self-giving, gentleness, intimacy, emotions...
This book is:
• A perfect book to help married couples deepen their love
• Enkindle or reignite the flame of married love and keep it blazing for a lifetime
• A lovely gift for friends or family to offer to engaged couples or newlyweds
A man and a woman who love each other! This is God’s masterpiece!
- Pope Francis
In his groundbreaking work on modern family life, Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family, Pope Francis continues to guide and lead the Church, calling us to be a sign of mercy and encouragement for families of all shapes and sizes.
The Our Sunday Visitor edition includes exclusive reflection and discussion questions, to help Catholics grow in our understanding of this call, and act upon it.
In Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family the Holy Father expands on the topics and considerations of the two Synods on the family, and adds his own considerations to help us provide pastoral guidance to support and strengthen today’s families.
On Love in the Family guides us through: Scripture – what we can learn from Biblical families and relationships with God and each other Reality – the experiences and challenges we face in today’s world Tradition – essential aspects of Church teaching on marriage and families Love – what it means for all our relationships Ministry – Pope Francis offers pastoral perspectives for helping build strong families Spirituality – the expression of the Gospel message in our relationships
- #1 New York Times Bestseller for 8 years running
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Simple ideas, lasting love
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?
In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today.
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.
In his third apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis presents the universal call to live holy lives with a new, fresh approach. We are encouraged to strive for — and achieve — holiness in our everyday lives. As we actively live out holiness day by day, we not only draw closer to the Lord ourselves, but become participants in bringing others to Christ.
Gaudete et Exsultate shows us:How to understand and embrace the call to holiness How to spot the contemporary enemies of holiness How to understand Christ’s call to holiness in the Beatitudes How to be signs of holiness in our everyday lives How to draw strength for the battle for holiness
The Love Dare, the New York Times No. 1 best seller that has sold five million copies and was major plot device in the popular movie Fireproof, is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It’s time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage.
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!
In his second encyclical, Laudato Si’: On the Care of Our Common Home, Pope Francis draws all Christians into a dialogue with every person on the planet about our common home. We as human beings are united by the concern for our planet, and every living thing that dwells on it, especially the poorest and most vulnerable. Pope Francis’ letter joins the body of the Church’s social and moral teaching, draws on the best scientific research, providing the foundation for “the ethical and spiritual itinerary that follows.” Laudato Si’ outlines:The current state of our “common home”The Gospel message as seen through creationThe human causes of the ecological crisisEcology and the common goodPope Francis’ call to action for each of us
Our Sunday Visitor has included discussion questions, making it perfect for individual or group study, leading all Catholics and Christians into a deeper understanding of the importance of this teaching.