More than sexual, we are relational: meant for true and intimate relationship with each other and with God.
Rather than a casual indoor sport, sex is sacred. And John Paul II’s radical perspective on how we view life, love, and sexuality can transform our relationships into profound experiences of communion.
This is a simple introduction to the basic premise of the theology of the body. It explains how our bodies are symbolic, free, meant for love, and redeemed by Christ. It presents unambiguous reasons for the Church’s teaching on premarital sex, contraception, homosexuality, pornography, and more. And it gives reason to hope that the love we crave so deeply is, in fact, promised us by God from the beginning.
In the Verbum edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Verbum, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.
Finally, a book that presents the thought of Pope John Paul II in a clear and concise manner! It makes his teachings on this often complex subject available to a popular audience.
—Marianne Luthin, director, Pro-Life Office, Archdiocese of Boston
Anthony Percy is a priest of the Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn, Australia. His doctorate in sacred theology is from the John Paul II Institute in Washington, DC.