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New to TOB? Not sure where to start? We recommend…

CRY OF THE HEART

A short film (18 mins) from Christopher West

Have you ever felt that, deep down, you’re missing something? Despite having some measure of stability in your faith, family, and friends, the “ache” for something more just doesn’t go away…
The good news: that doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you.

Even better news: there is real hope for the fulfillment of that deep cry of your heart.We invite you to watch The Cry of the Heart, Christopher West’s affirming and uplifting film about getting real, taking off our masks, and living from that cry deep within us for infinite life, love, and fulfillment.

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY FOR BEGINNERS

In keeping up with the cultural changes, this book has been revised and expanded three times. First released in 2004, second release in 2009, and the current release in 2018. 
 
Divorce. Broken families. Sexual abuse. Pornography. Gender issues. Everywhere we look, we find more confusion about the fundamental truths of human life. As we lose our basic understanding of the meanings of man, woman, marriage, and sex, the question becomes ever more urgent: What does it mean to be a human being?
 
Theology of the Body for Beginners is a concise introduction to the answer to that question. Using simple, everyday language, Christopher West lays a foundation for understanding the basics of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, making his profound teachings on human sexuality easy to grasp and apply in our lives. You will discover a deeper understanding of your role in your family and in society, learn how to better love and be loved by your spouse or future spouse, and gain new insights on how to respond with clarity and compassion to hot-button issues on sexuality. This updated, revised edition of the original includes new insights from West’s own research in addition to wisdom from Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.
 
“In a culture still haunted by Gnosticism, where a wedge is so often placed between matter and spirit, soul and body, leading to distortions in our understanding of the human person, Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body is both much needed and prophetic. I’m grateful to Christopher West for making these teachings accessible to a general audience. This book offers a clear, succinct presentation of Saint John Paul II’s important ideas and is a helpful and necessary resource for catechists, evangelists, indeed all people.” — Bishop Robert Barron
Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, Founder of Word on Fire Ministries

Find it on Amazon HERE

FILL THESE HEARTS

Considered a “prequel” to TOB for Beginners, this is a book about Desire. Not just trivial wants or superficial cravings, but the most vital powers of sexuality and spirituality that haunt us and compel us on our search for something.
 
Along the way, Fill These Hearts blows the lid off the idea of Christianity as a repressive, anti-sex religion and unveils the hidden truth of life: that the restless yearnings we feel in both our bodies and our spirits are the very cry of our hearts for God.

Watch a 90 second promo video here: https://vimeo.com/174366614

Find it on Amazon HERE

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