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Overview Best-seller now available in audio! 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.
Publishers Description BEST-SELLER NOW AVAILABLE IN AUDIO West 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. 6 compact discs/7 hours (approx.) Other editions available Audiocassette Paperback
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Studio: Servant Publications
Running Time: 420.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.42" Width: 6.42" Height: 1.12" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2005
Publisher Servant Publications
ISBN 0867167041 ISBN13 9780867167047
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More About Christopher West & Paul Smith
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Good News about Sex and Marriage: Answers to Your Honest Questions about Catholic Teaching?
I'm just the messenger Apr 1, 2008
I read this book and found it to contain half truthes and lies. Christopher West is trying to justify his own desire to limit the number of children he has. There is nowhere in the teachings of the Catholic Church that allows a married couple to use any form of contraceptive. That includes NFP. NFP is not allowed to be used to limit the number of children a Catholic couple can have. It's popular to teach that Catholics couples have a choice when it comes to the size of their family but that's not the truth. It's also popular to claim that John Paul's call for responsible parenting means he was instructing couples to have only a few children. That's not true. It is vastly more responsible to have a large family. That sounds so backwards but it's the truth.
There is a serious shortage of priest in the Catholic Church. That shortage has been caused by the contraceptive mentality of Catholic couples. A large family is a sign that the parents are generous (according to John Paul II). It's that generosity that's learned at home that leads to vocations. Next time you hear people praying for priest ask yourself how many of them have a large number of children. That's like a farmer praying for a good crop but he only planted one or two seeds.
GOOD NEWS ABOUT SEX & MARRIAGE Nov 26, 2007
Christopher West puts in laymans terms JPII's Theology of the Body. Of course, it is not all in this book but West provides a rich overview of the uplifting material.
Simply the best! Nov 25, 2007
This book is simply the best such book I have seen. It is written in question-and-answer format, easy to read and understand. I had hoped the answers would be good - and they were. I was surprised even more to discover that the questions were so well-stated too. Popular opinion is that traditional views on sexuality are outdated, and that only those with their heads in the sand still hold traditional beliefs. But if you genuinly want to understand the reasons why so many people believe in the sacredness of sexuality within marraige, then give this book a shot. No one explains these views with more clarity than Christopher West.
To the point Sep 26, 2007
Well written and to the point. Author does not shy away from answering pointed questions with the truth no matter how difficult it might be to hear.
Phenomenal Book Sep 26, 2007
I am blessed with a wonderful husband of 12 yrs., six children and a Master's of Theology degree from University of Dallas. Even so, I remain amazed and personally challenged by the spiritual and intellectual clarity found in West's book. Seriously, it is a must-read for anyone old enough to approach the topic of sex.