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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2004 Christopher West and the Archdiocese of Denver (P)2005 St. Anthony Messenger Press

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  • Alan
  • Paola, Malta
  • 01-02-11

Enlightening

Totally in line with the Christian sexual ethic. Nice, entertaining, enlightening. Deepish, yet practical cause of its question and answer format.

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Totally unexpected

I was looking for a book on the Theology of the Body. This book is dotted with quotes from John Paul II here and there, but is much more of Christopher West's interpretation based loosely on JP's writings. Hugely fascinating and not for the conservative and prime retiring librarian types. It can be graphic in places. Having said that it was informative, but i was left wondering if West's views were supported by Catholic teaching. I believe it is, but he never made the link clear and therefore left the doubt in my mind. The narrator was excellent.

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  • Robert
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • 04-24-10

Nice book but more of an aplogetic episode

While the caption and name of this book caught my attention, it is more geared for a reader that is in need of an apologetic minister, not for those of us who are devout and already passionate about our faith.

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If you can get over the narration...

It's a great and accessible way to get at the meat of JP II's Theology of the Body in a Q & A format. An easy listen and helpful to lay people who are part of marriage prep and youth ministry in their parishes and community. My only complaint is that Christopher West is such a dynamic speaker and it was a bit of a let down as this narrator was...vanilla.

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Thought provoking, Great book!

Simple answers to honest questions about Catholic sexual teaching and the Theology of the body. Its Q&A format makes it easy to follow along and understand. Some of the topics addressed: Human sexuality and its meaning according to John Paul’s II Theology of the Body, Responsible parenthood (Natural Family Planning), Contraception, Celibacy, Marriage sexual life, Homosexuality, and others

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Útil pero básico

El libro en realidad presenta una visión muy interesante sobre el significado de la sexualidad y el amor humano del cual toda persona se puede beneficiar. Como libro introductorio es aceptable; si alguien está buscando algo más profundo, tendrá que consultar material adicional.

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great book answers questions and gives knowlegable

answered many questions with knowledge of the Catholic faith. narrated well. I will continue to reread.

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An Answered Prayer

What did you love best about Good News About Sex and Marriage?


I heard about this book one day after praying a particular prayer suggested at confession, following is the email verbatim I sent to my priest after accidentally finding a video lecture by Christopher West the very next day and right before I got the book:

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Dear Fr Philip,
Since yesterday I have been praying to the Blessed Sacrament as you suggested to be given the grace to see some of the Holiness to which I am being calleld for. Amazingly I heard this following catholic brother's testimony in Youtube titled : Winning the Battle for Sexual Purity.
I am humbled and I really desire the grace and strenght to follow to where he has been lead to.
It is one hour long, but if you find some time I think it is worth watching, but I just wanted to say that my prayer is being answered.
Thank you for showing me the prayer I needed.

God bless you.
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  • Martin
  • 01-03-16

My first audio book!

A great listen... So informative and inspiring. Even after ten years of marriage it has revealed more about the mystery and beauty of marriage than I was aware of and it has helped my marriage already! I devoured it in a couple of days!

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  • Gary
  • 04-07-16

Good news about sex & marriage indeed!

An excellent explanation on the Catholic Church's stance on sex & marriage.

I really liked the questions posed and the honest and direct answers given.

This book is a must read for everyone really, imagine a world in which we all understood the true meaning of our bodies, love & sexual desire.