Reclaiming the Body for the New Evangelization
The sexual revolution brought a terribly distorted vision of the body and sex into the mainstream. How should Christians respond?
With his illuminating Theology of the Body, Pope John Paul II challenged the modern world not to stop at the surface, but to enter the depth of the "great mystery" that the body and sex reveal: a mystery that lies at the heart of the Gospel itself.
Since he first discovered John Paul IIís teaching in 1993, Christopher West has devoted himself to sharing its life-transforming message with the world. In this highly anticipated work, West leads us into the depth of Christís "nuptial union" with the Church, demonstrating how authentic Catholic teaching on the body and sex saves us from both the libertine perspective of popular culture and the cold puritanism that has sometimes infected Christianity. In the process, West provides a blueprint for reaching our sexually broken world in the "new evangelization."
"Why should you read this book? Because Christopher West is the "translator" of Pope John Paul the Greatís Theology of the Body into clear, simple, popular language; and the Theology of the Body is the Churchís answer to the great heresy of our time, the "Sexual Revolution"; and the Sexual Revolution is the main cause of the corruption and decline of marriage and the family; and the family is the primary key to the health of any civilization; and our civilization is already half way to "Brave New World." At the Heart of the Gospel provides the alternative." - Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy, Boston College
Trade paperback. 304 pages. ISBN: 9780307987112