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Good News About Sex and Marriage: Answers to Your Honest Questions About Catholic Teaching [Paperback]

By Christopher West & Charles J. Chaput (Foreward By)
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Pages   200
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.94" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.59"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2004
ISBN  0867166193  
EAN  9780867166194  

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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 Theology of the Body. Great for RCIA, Pre-Cana, and adult education classes.

Publishers Description
The author, a diocesan director of marriage and family life, answers the questions about human sexuality and marriage that he always encounters in the numerous adult audiences he addresses. He provides thoughtful responses that present Catholic Church teaching in a fresh, thoroughly appealing, and convincing manner. A Servant Book.
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The Good News about Sex & Marriage Seminar Workbook
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Community Description
Christopher West touches on so many questions the modern man and woman have about marriage and sexuality. He does so in keeping with the beauty and awesomeness of the sacred union that is the teaching of the Scriptures and the Church. The book is in an engaging question and answer format and strips away all the misconceptions of the secular viewpoints and points with great profundity at God's grand design. West will have you seeking to live whether married or single with the purity of heart Christ has desired for us. An excellent resource for those contemplating marriage or those finding themselves in the married state.
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More About Christopher West & Charles J. Chaput

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! CHRISTOPHER WEST is an adjunct professor of the Institute of Priestly Formation in Omaha, Nebraska, and a visiting professor of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Melbourne, Australia. His books, extensive lecturing and numerous tapes have sparked an international groundswell of interest in John Paul II's theology of the body. He and his wife, Wendy, have three children.

Christopher West currently resides in the state of Pennsylvania.

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Praise be to God!  Mar 28, 2007
Welcome to the true sexual revolution!! Prepare for the fog to be lifted! I hope you can handle the truth.
Wonderful book! This book explains the teachings thoroughly, clearly and with a sense of humor. It also has prayers throughout the book to help you on your journey to the truth. I think Christopher West is awesome and does a great job explaining things from a perspective that we can all appreciate; a real person who has overcome mistakes to see the holy plan for all men and women. He inspires us to keep seeking renewal in Christ. I am so excited to be a catholic on the brink of this "new springtime." I urge everyone to read this book.
Very Informative  Mar 5, 2007
Good News about Sex & Marriage is a must read regardless of your faith. This book provides a great building block for those seeking a better understanding of the Catholic Church's views of sex and marriage as well as Pope John Paul II's "Theology of the Body."

This book does a great job of dividing the material into several separate topics, so for those looking for a good reference book will also be very pleased. Each chapter is further broken down by some of the more common questions posed by individuals seeking understanding or comprehension of the Church's teachings.

This book strikes me as one that will be relevant to you no mater where you are in your life. I would definitely advise adding it to your library, so that as you as a person grow and change you may revisit this book to help to answer newly developed questions.
Changed my beliefs and LIBERATED me!!!  Jan 30, 2007
I grew up Baptist and always felt "confined" fo follow in the paths of thinking sex until marriage was just plain dirty. Now I realize the beauty of TRUE, unitive/procreative sex within a marriage. I feel like I can now freely express myself intimately with my spouse(who is Catholic but has not yet read the book). West does such a great job of articulating the "good news" about sex. Most of what you hear in society is such a lie, this book will make you think about your own sexuality and your marriage, like you never have before. I am proud to say that I will be going to RCIA this year to become confirmed. I hope other non-Catholics will read this and gain a deeper understanding of the purpose of using our bodies (but not using one another) for the glory of God.
The Good News about the truth.  Jan 9, 2007
The acceptance of the Good News About Sex and Marriage may depend on where you are on your walk of faith. Take your time reading the book and make sure you pray before, during, and after each chapter (sometimes after each page) to have your eyes open to the truth as Christopher West explains it.
Catholic Rules for Sex...  Sep 1, 2006
This book is really just a defense of Catholic rules on sex. Keep in mind, these are not God's rules, but Christopher West's defense of Catholic teaching. The scriptural references in the book are almost always taken out of context, so have very little to do with the point he is trying to make.

Frankly, the Bible does not specifically mention masturbation, oral sex or contraception, topics which the Catholic Church seems to be obsessed with. If you want a better idea of God's view on sex, I would suggest reading the "Song of Songs" book in the Bible. If you are looking for a book on the Christian view of sex, I would recommend "A Celebration of Sex: A Guide to Enjoying God's Gift of Sexual Intimacy" by Douglas E. Rosenau.

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