Down-to-earth application of Pope John Paul II's teaching ... Answers sublime and gritty questions ...
Fascinating question-and-answer format of the reasons why the Church's teaching on sex and marriage is true, and good news for people today. Ideal for marriage prep, RCIA, and marriage enrichment.
The Great Mystery - Laying the Foundation
Who Says? - Church Authority and Other Preliminary Questions
What Are You Saying 'I Do' To? - The Basics of Marriage in the Church
What to Do Before 'I Do' - Chastity Outside of Marriage
'I Do'-ing It - Chastity Within Marriage
'I Do...Not' - Contraception
'I Do,' But Not As God Intends - Reproductive Technologies
When Saying 'I Do' is Impossible - Same-Sex Attraction
Saying 'I Do' to God Alone - Sex and the Celibate Vocation
CHRISTOPHER WEST's numerous tapes, articles, and speaking engagements promoting John Paul II's "theology of the body" have made him an internationally recognized authority in the field. He holds a Master's Degree in Theology from the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage & Family.
"Christopher West's GOOD NEWS ABOUT SEX AND MARRIAGE is splendid. Aptly subtitled 'Answers to Your Honest Questions about Catholic Teaching', it offers readers an easily readable, down-to-earth, and stimulating account of the reasons why the Church's teaching on sex and marriage is true, and, because it is true, 'good news' for people today. Writing with conviction and enthusiasm, West shows how this teaching so eloquently proclaimed by Pope John Paul II is rooted in the dignity of men and women as sexual beings made in God's image and likeness, and whom we are to love for themselves and never to use as objects of enjoyment."
-- William E. May, Professor of Moral Theology, John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington, DC
" 'Heart speaks to heart' was a motto of John Henry Newman, and that is just what Christopher West's book does. It taps into the desire we all have for deep spirituality and an integrated life; he draws from his own remarkable life experience and his theological training to shape answers to the most sublime and some of the most gritty questions spouses are likely to have. Those who adopt the principles of this book will have much happier marriages."
-- Janet E. Smith, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Dallas
"Christopher West has done an outstanding job in GOOD NEWS ABOUT SEX AND MARRIAGE in showing how the teachings of the Church on marriage and sexuality, as presented by Pope John Paul II, actually make sense for everyone in daily life. ... a must for all engaged and married couples and all those who hope to be married."
-- (Rev.) Richard M. Hogan, Co-author of "Covenant of Love" and "Faith For Today", works on the thought of Pope John Paul II
"A 'kind of' catechism of Catholic teaching on sex and marriage... perfect for marriage prep courses, RCIA, adult education and marriage enrichment... Do the Church -- and yourself -- a favor: Read and reread this book. Encourage everyone you know to do the same."
-- From the foreword by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
|By:||parish nurse (Evansville,IN, May 5, 2010)|
|Review:||Excellent book for ministry with engaged couples. Best Uses: Reference, Special Needs; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written|
|By:||Davy (Canada, May 6, 2009)|
|Review:||absolutely neccessay for anyone who is married, wants to be married, or knows anyone who is married. Perfectly explains God's true purpose for creation and love. Best Uses: Older Readers, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Rarely Read; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative|
|By:||c pete (Hutnsville, Al, November 5, 2008)|
|Review:||This book gave a great explanation of the church's teaching on human sexuality, contraception, etc. You understand your sexuality in the fullness of God's intended plan. Easy to read and understand. I highly recommend it. Best Uses: Education; Describe Yourself: Avid Reader; Pros: Engaging|