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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (336 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher West Narrator: Paul Smith Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 2/15/2014

    " This is a book that everyone should read regardless of their creed! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Jayne | 2/14/2014

    " I bought this book many years ago when I heard Christopher West speak. I found it again and re-read some of it, and remembered why I liked it so much. It's in a question/answer format, which I enjoyed. Most of the questions posed are remarkably frank, as were the explanations. Christopher does an impressive job at delving deep into the subjects of sex, and church views on such things as birth control, abortion, the purpose of marriage, while also keeping a 'real world' approach. He doesn't get crazy with bible quotes, or become preachy or judgemenal. I'd recommend this book for anyone that has an interest in Catholic teachings on the subjects. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 2/13/2014

    " Great resource for those trying to understand some of the Catholic churches more difficult and misunderstood teachings on sexuality. It is an approachable format that explains in lay people's terms why the church teaches what it teaches. Particularly helpful for those preparing for marriage or struggling to understand why the Catholic church encourages practices that seem outdated or repressive to many. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trae Johnson | 2/12/2014

    " To begin, I highly recommend this book. In fact, I plan on reading it again with my wife. The book is in question and answer format, which is nice, and, in my estimation, places a greater burden on the author in terms of both his awareness and honesty of this highly contentious subject. His arguments are logically connected and based on one of the better expositions I've read/heard on the genesis and meaning of marriage (cf. Gen. 1-2), see ch.1 of book. What follows is Orthodox Catholic teaching on matters like marital conjugal love (i.e., the dos and don't of "doing it" - his term, not mine), contraception, reproductive technology, homosexuality, and the celibate life. West not only provides clear and sound answer to Catholic teaching on these matters, but dispels many false perceptions and beliefs along the way. In summary, the book was intellectually satisfying, and morally and spiritually refreshing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cris | 2/2/2014

    " This is a book that is best suited to people fleeing from the general culture and to people with sexual wounds wether self-inflicted or from abuse. The book is easy to read. It can and I have seen it used by the curious as a sex manual of what is and is not approved by the Magisterium. I have also seen it used to defend practices that while not explicitly forbidden by the Church should be avoided, because in its zeal to be 'open' the book does not strongly enough discourage some matters. I do think this book is not for your well brought up teen or for your sensitive pre-cana couple. Some later editions are better than some of the earliers, but this author does have a tendency to approach marriage in a reductionist way. For a more subtle and inspiring work, see William May on Theology of the Body in Context. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SevenSorrows | 1/10/2014

    " Definite for any Catholic and even more so for anyone married. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin Heldt | 12/19/2013

    " Why is it that protestants blow off all this stuff? An amazing explanation of the interconnectedness of our human dignity, our callings, our nature, and our place in God's creation. Wish I would have read this long ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jelani Mcewen | 12/14/2013

    " A must read for anyone interested in getting married, and anyone question the purpose, function, and/or God's design for our sexuality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 12/8/2013

    " You want to know more about JPII's Theology of the Body? Well, here it is - very easy to read, a good primer for those who want to dive deeper into Catholic teaching about sexuality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 12/1/2013

    " Required reading for marriage prep. Surprisingly strong argument for the Catholic church's position on sex that doesn't rely too heavily on "church rhetoric". Despite going into the book fairly skeptical, I came out fairly impressed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lia B.ariefano | 11/29/2013

    " Informatif, answer many questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 11/15/2013

    " Demonstates why Catholic teaching on sex and marriage is the true message of human dignity amidst a lot of conflicting messages in the world. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristen Albright | 8/22/2013

    " Very educational and well written, but I definitely didn't agree with what was written.. Nevertheless, a good informative book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea | 7/12/2013

    " This books consists of a series of illogical excuses as to why the Catholic Church operates as it does. Good luck with Natural Family Planning, though, it sounds fool proof. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jami Andrews | 4/30/2013

    " Great if you are just beginning to read TOB, I'm not a fan of question answer books but that's os just a personal preference "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/23/2013

    " I read this book before I got married and find it handy with the short questions and answers whenever my husband or I have a question it is a good quick reference to have on stand by "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 3/27/2013

    " One of the best books I've read on Catholic teaching of sex. West is candid and honest, and answers some of the toughest questions, while still staying true to what God intended. A must read for anyone who is looking to be married, I believe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 11/2/2012

    " This book was very candid and honest to the questions I think people often post. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alejandrina Villaseñor | 8/23/2012

    " I learned more about sexuality and this is an easy to read book, very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 7/19/2012

    " Great book about the teachings of the church. Appropriate for Catholics in all stages of life, especially those who have questions about some of the teachings on sexuality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blessedmommy22 | 1/6/2012

    " This book was very informative, I learned so much! The last few chapters were boring for me though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 11/10/2011

    " If read cover to cover, this book is exceptional on clarifying and professing the great news the Catholic Church has to teach about sex and marriage. Recommended for ALL people, not just married or Catholic. Christopher West does a great job answering the nitty gritty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sebastian Tong | 8/1/2011

    " A good summary of Catholic teaching on Sex and Marriage as related to JPII's Theology of the Body. The Q&A format makes it very accessible, especially for those who want to skip around in the book. It clears up some common misconceptions on the vocation of marriage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jelani | 4/28/2011

    " A must read for anyone interested in getting married, and anyone question the purpose, function, and/or God's design for our sexuality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SevenSorrows | 12/12/2010

    " Definite for any Catholic and even more so for anyone married. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jami | 4/27/2010

    " Great if you are just beginning to read TOB, I'm not a fan of question answer books but that's os just a personal preference "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alejandrina | 4/19/2010

    " I learned more about sexuality and this is an easy to read book, very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 8/25/2009

    " Why is it that protestants blow off all this stuff? An amazing explanation of the interconnectedness of our human dignity, our callings, our nature, and our place in God's creation. Wish I would have read this long ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 5/19/2009

    " Required reading for marriage prep. Surprisingly strong argument for the Catholic church's position on sex that doesn't rely too heavily on "church rhetoric". Despite going into the book fairly skeptical, I came out fairly impressed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 4/8/2009

    " You want to know more about JPII's Theology of the Body? Well, here it is - very easy to read, a good primer for those who want to dive deeper into Catholic teaching about sexuality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianne | 2/11/2009

    " A very detailed book regarding the Catholic doctrine of the Theology of the Body. West puts the theology into very easily understood terms. Recommended for anyone interested in learning more about the subject. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/17/2009

    " Demonstates why Catholic teaching on sex and marriage is the true message of human dignity amidst a lot of conflicting messages in the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 9/4/2008

    " If read cover to cover, this book is exceptional on clarifying and professing the great news the Catholic Church has to teach about sex and marriage. Recommended for ALL people, not just married or Catholic. Christopher West does a great job answering the nitty gritty. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea | 8/19/2008

    " This books consists of a series of illogical excuses as to why the Catholic Church operates as it does. Good luck with Natural Family Planning, though, it sounds fool proof. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sebastian | 1/6/2008

    " A good summary of Catholic teaching on Sex and Marriage as related to JPII's Theology of the Body. The Q&A format makes it very accessible, especially for those who want to skip around in the book. It clears up some common misconceptions on the vocation of marriage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jrottinghaus | 12/5/2007

    " absolutely great book. brings the pope's sometimes difficult to understand teaching down to the common person's level. every married couple should read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Riko | 10/1/2007

    " One of the best book that deals with the Catholic teaching on sex and marriage. Very structured and logical. Rich in wisdom.

    Christopher West really has what it takes to present a difficult theology in a day-to-day practical language. "

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