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Set Free To Love + Book Review

Posted by sevensorrows on 1:59 PM in , ,
Set Free To Love - Lives Changed by the Theology of the Body
by Marcel LeJeune

If you have not heard about or read Pope John Paul II's  Theology of the Body, then this book is for you. After reading this book, you will see the importance and feel the urge to rush out to the store and find the T of the B. But I have good news fellow nerds, you can just read it online for free here! (thanks to our good friends at EWTN). There is 129 short parts, why not make it a 129 day spiritual pilgrimage?

If you have read the T of the B, then this book won't really tell you anything you don't already know, but it will inspire you in your walk of living a chaste and pure life and give you real life stories of people who were also touched by the Theology.

For those of you who don't know what the Theology of the Body is: it is almost 5 years of Wednesday audiences of Pope John Paul II, from 1979-1884 and it covers, "sex, chastity, married life, celibacy, Trinitarian love, human dignity, the differences between men and women, and our ultimate purpose in life". Who could not use this?

Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
"I recognized in the teaching a call to conversion, and like every call to conversion, there are only two responses, yes and no."
"the body, and it alone, is capable of making visible what is invisible."
"Our sinful nature leads us to want to use others..."
Speaking of men and women: "In their differences they find what the other needs to be complete."
"I am called to die."
"God blessed women with a particular, powerful gift to lead others to him and to be a very reflection of his endless beauty."
"Within every woman is a 'garden enclosed," which deserves to be protected and preserved for only the Bridegroom."
"Women are warriors for life."

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. 

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