The Book of Love: Brief Meditations

The Book of Love: Brief Meditations

by Richard Clements
The Book of Love: Brief Meditations

The Book of Love: Brief Meditations

by Richard Clements


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The Book of Love: Brief Meditations contains eighty-five brief, accessible, easily readable reflections on various aspects of love, including the following:
  • the essence of divine love as the selfless gift of self, given and received, as revealed by Jesus Christ
  • the various types of love, including God's love for us and our love for God, self-love, marital love, parental love, friendship, love of one's neighbor, and love of one's "enemies"
  • the four key elements of genuine love
  • suggestions for living out those four key elements in one's daily life
  • discerning and fulfilling one's unique mission of love in the world

We human beings are all homo viator: people on a journey. We are all on a journey ad Amorem, a journey toward Love. Drawing upon some profound insights regarding love from a variety of thinkers, including Hans Urs von Balthasar, Josef Pieper, Thomas Aquinas, Pope John Paul II, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and C. S. Lewis, Clements skillfully guides readers of The Book of Love a little farther along the path toward Love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798888700198
Publisher: En Route Books & Media
Publication date: 02/14/2023
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Rick Clements writes and speaks about the Catholic faith, personal growth, parenting, and all things cultural (books, movies, music, art, etc.). He is the author of two books: The Book of Love: Brief Meditations and The Meaning of the World Is Love. Rick has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University and a certificate in lay ecclesial ministry from the Catholic Diocese of Gary, and he has taught psychology at several universities, including Ball State University, Valparaiso University, and Indiana University Northwest. When he's not busy writing or giving presentations, Rick enjoys traveling, reading, music, and cooking. You can find his website at
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