Books

Beyond the Birds and the Bees

By Greg and Lisa Popcak


"The Talk." It's one of the most daunting prospects parents face.  Communicating the richness of Catholic teaching on sexuality in a faithful and effective way can be an overwhelming responsibility.  But does it have to be so?

In this thoroughly revised version of Beyond the Birds and the Bees, Greg and Lisa Popcak empower you with the tools needed to move well beyond "the Talk" by offering a comprehensive guide to raising sexually whole and holy children.  Using the riches of Blessed John Paul II's Theology of the Body, the Popcaks help you safely navigate your children from infancy through the teenage years and beyond.

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Men, Women and the Mystery of Love

By Edward Sri


Father Karol Wojtyla (Blessed John Paul II) published Love and Responsibility in 1960. Edward Sri unpacks the contents of this great work, making it accessible to all. He helps readers appropriate practical information on such topics as: authentic love; the problem with pornography; the meaning of friendship; how to achieve greater intimacy in marriage; and much more. Study questions make this a valuable resource for personal and group study.

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Theology of the Body for Beginners: Revised Edition

Based on the words of Scripture, 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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Theology of the Body for His/Her Body: A Book for Teens

Theology of Her Body and Theology of His Body will feed your teens with liberating answers to their most pressing questions about love and sexuality. These books offer solid, relevant teachings in a language teens understand. But more than just presenting the truth itself, they deliver the tools teens need to achieve the greatness for which they were created. 

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Freedom: 12 Lives Transformed by the Theology of the Body

In Freedom, you will meet people who, through the Theology of the Body, have discovered the meaning of their very existence. They have all realized that the message of the Theology of the Body is the key to understanding their purpose in this life. They have found what we’re all looking for—the authentic path to happiness and freedom.

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Heaven's Song

Heaven’s Song is a journey through the "hidden" talks of Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. These undelivered addresses, recently discovered in the Vatican archives, contain John Paul’s unedited reflections on the love poetry of the Song of Songs and the Old Testament marriage of Tobias and Sarah.

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Good News About Sex & Marriage

In this easy-to-read, question-and-answer book, well-known theologian Christopher West offers a fresh, relevant, and convincing presentation of the Church’s teachings on human sexuality and marriage rooted in Pope John Paul II’s revolutionary Theology of the Body. A wonderful resource for RCIA, Pre-Cana, and adult faith formation classes. 

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Theology of the Body Explained

Theology of the Body Explained

If Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body is a “theological timebomb set to go off” (George Weigel), this book lights the fuse. With clarity and precision Christopher West unpacks the pope’s talks and translates them into a much more accessible language. This newly-revised and expanded edition is based on Michael Waldstein’s much-improved translation of John Paul II’s catechesis.

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The Love that Satisfies

Christopher West offers compelling insights into Pope Benedict’s profound teaching on human and divine love. The Love That Satisfies is for all—whether married, single, or religious—who are seeking the face of true love in a wounded world.

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Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body

Delivered in series of catechetical addresses, John Paul II himself called this work "The Theology of the Body". This monument of theology presents the mystery of love as it flows from the Trinity, through Christ's spousal relationship with the Church. This same love is realized in human relationships and in a concrete way in the human body.

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The Virgin Mary and Theology of the Body

The Church's Marian beliefs have constantly shed light on other teachings, and the Theology of the Body is no exception. In this compilation of essays, some of the world's most foremost Mariologists and experts on the Theology of the Body share their insights on how Mary illuminates the message of the Theology of the Body in a profound way. 

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