Theology of the Body for Beginners: Revised Edition [NOOK Book]

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Based on the words of Scritpure, John Paul II's famous reflection on the body and sex take us to the root of the modern crisis and chart a path to an authentic sexual liberation. This book takes the rich (and dense) teachings of the late Holy Father and makes them accessible to the average person. 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...
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Overview

Based on the words of Scritpure, John Paul II's famous reflection on the body and sex take us to the root of the modern crisis and chart a path to an authentic sexual liberation. This book takes the rich (and dense) teachings of the late Holy Father and makes them accessible to the average person. 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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012541802
  • Publisher: Ascension Press
  • Publication date: 7/2/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 174
  • Sales rank: 121,857
  • File size: 138 KB

Meet the Author

Christopher West—renowned educator, best-selling author, and popular theologian—serves officially as a research fellow and faculty member of the Theology of the Body Institute in suburban Philadelphia. His week-long courses offered through the Institute draw students from around the world.

As one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today, Christopher has lectured on four continents, in more than a dozen countries, and in well over 200 American cities. He has been seen defending the faith on Fox News, MSNBC, and ABC News, and has been heard on numerous national radio shows. His multiple books, study guides, and CD and DVD presentations reach an international audience.

Of all his titles, Christopher is most proud to call himself a devoted husband and father. He lives near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Wendy, and their five children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    This book will change your view of everything for the better

    Anyone who is serious in understanding why the Catholic Church teaches as she does must read this book. Most people see the teachings as a list of prohibitions and no-nos. Blessed John Paul II puts those ideas and impressions to rest. The list of "thou shall nots" are replaced by an expansive set of freedoms.
    By explaining our creation and existence as a mirror image on earth reflected by the Holy Spirit, the spiritual relationship between man and woman is revealed. On the heavenly side, the Father and Son (you do have to believe in the Trinity), share a love that transcended death while on the earthly side, male and female, share that love in an act that accomplishes creation.
    The explanation is simplified in this book only as much as is required to understand that the creation of male and female is central to creation itself. It is the only way in which even just a small portion of God's power of creation can be made incarnate.
    I recommend you read this with a clear and receptive mind and ponder the wonder of creation. The main, most beautiful, and most God-like portion of which is the male and female combination.
    The analogies used in this book will simplify thebcomplicated part of understanding the theology of the body. One should expect to be overwhelmed, but in a good way.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2011

    Excellent Resource

    This is a great introduction to the Theology of the Body. It is chock-full of information--don't think that it is a watered-down, over simplified version! Mr. West writes clearly and backs up everything with scripture verses and quotes from JPII. Very interesting read--I highly recommend it to all Catholics, single/engaged/married, young or old.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2007

    A reviewer

    I have heard the Theology of the Body tapes by Chris West twice and heard him speak several times in person. If you want to know what God thinks about your body and want to know how to view your sexuality in a positive and non-restrictive way, this book is for you.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    Buy it, read it, you need it!

    Love this book, it was engaging to read. It changed my perspective on the issue and you don't have to be an expert theologian to understand this book and you can read it with your family or friends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2006

    Incredible

    My mother and a friend recommended that I read this book and I'm glad I did. I've passed it on to others in hopes that it will mean as much to them as it did to me! It explained the beautiful writings of Pope John Paul II so perfectly!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2006

    Learn about Great Sex

    This book will give you some awesome insights to human sexuality and so much more. The 'New Sexual Revolution' is at hand and this book will give you the first awesome taste of this new freedom. Enjoy and be redeemed!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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