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To Live as a Gift in our World

Lover's Embrace

An Introduction to the Theology of the Body:

Discovering God's Master Plan for your Life

Who am I? What is my purpose in life? What is love all about? What will make me truly happy? Theology of the Body is a treasure in Catholic teaching that answers these questions.  Through Theology of the Body, St John Paul II explores the meaning of our bodies and of sexual desire as they relate to the purpose of our existence. It opens our eyes to who we are- a gift for the other. In answering these questions, St John Paul II points us to the ultimate  GIFT and shows us Who will give us the true happiness we seek.


“Theology of the Body lays out a banquet that truly satisfies the deep hunger in our hearts. It reveals God’s ultimate plan for each of us in a full, life-giving way.”  - Christopher West, Founder, Theology of the Body Institute


The first words placed in the mouth of Christ in John’s Gospel are not: “Follow all these rules or you’re going to hell.” Rather, Christ probes our hearts with a question: “What are you looking for?” (John 1:38).

Christianity is not primarily a religion of law, as it is so frequently considered. It is first and foremost a religion of longing. The purpose of God’s law is to point our longing toward real satisfaction and away from the counterfeits. The “whole life of the good Christian is a holy longing,” wrote Saint Augustine. “That is our life, to be trained by longing.”

In this life-changing series, Christopher West takes you on an eye-opening tour of the first pillar of the Catechism of the Catholic Church – beginning with the “ache” of human longing and ending with a vision of the Creed like you’ve never heard – and in the process demonstrates beyond any shadow of a doubt that Christianity is not the backward list of prohibitions it is so often assumed to be. Rather it’s the religion of desire that holds out to us the hope of infinite bliss and fulfillment.


Theology of the Body for Teens

Every day your students are thinking about their sexuality as they are searching for meaning in their lives. Young people today need a program that helps them understand the significance of their sexuality and the purpose of their lives. Theology of the Body for Teens: Discovering God's Plan For Love & Life is the program you ve been waiting for! Pope John Paul II s revolutionary Theology of the Body is changing lives around the world through its positive portrayal of our sexuality as a good and essential part of love and life. Theology of the Body for Teens brings this exciting teaching into a practical format of 12 lessons that teenagers will enjoy and understand. This program takes the two hottest topics on the planet God and sex and marries them through Pope John Paul II s compelling vision for love and life.

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