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Men and Women Are From Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II's Theology of the Body

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Maybe you've heard of Pope John Paul II's theology of the body and wondered, vaguely, what it's all about. Maybe you've never heard of it until now and are asking, theology of the what? Maybe you're already familiar with the basics and are ready to incorporate this teaching on sex, love and marriage into your own life.

Whatever your level of understanding, you're probably
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Paperback, 121 pages
Published June 15th 2005 by Servant
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Maurice Williams
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In “Men and Women are from Eden,” Mary Healy picks up a theme popularized by John Gray in his “Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus.” Thought a very popular theme, Healy felt that Gray’s catchy phrase lacked a sound Christian dimension. Healy points out that there is more to the human experience of love. “Both men and women desire to love and be loved in an intimate and lasting relationship.” This desire comes from God. If God is not involved in human love, the pursuit of love could end up in ...more
Brian Boothe
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are looking for the best and most authentic book on JPII's Theology of the Body, look no futher. Excellent!
Sengole Gnanaraj
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A very short, bible based presentation of TOB.
Kirsten
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing

This book is a study guide to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. It is a simple and clear book that can be read in an afternoon or longer as a group completing the study guide components. It covers the revolutionary catholic theology on sexual love by Pope John Paul II. Healy frames the theology of the body in the beginning of the book with the following chapters – Original humanity – paradise, Fallen humanity- the period between the end of paradise and Jesus coming, Redeemed humanity – where
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Amanda
Feb 20, 2017 rated it liked it
TOB- 500 stars. This book just didn't strike me, though. The Christopher West "Theology of the Body for Beginners" was more what I was looking for.
Nikki
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Texasaggiecatholic
Aug 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Texasaggiecatholic by: Father John Riccardo
great introduction to Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body

As a young, recently married Catholic, I have been introduced to Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body, but some of the literature can be quite intimidating. This is essentially an introduction to the Theology of the Body written as a study. I suppose it could be used for groups, but I have found it to be a great book for individual study, complete with Scripture passages, quesitons for reflection and spiritual exercises. You'll
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Ryan
Jun 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
As I continue to study JP2's Theology of the Body, I find peace. This teaching runs much deeper than explaining the Church's positions on sexuality/chastity. This is about nothing less than the meaning of life. It's a complete anthropology of man. Study this theology, and the truth about the human person will set you free.
Diane
Oct 22, 2009 rated it liked it
Good introduction to the late Pope's theology of the body. The book is written in a simple style that should be accessible to the average reader. However, I felt that it stayed on an introductory level, even in cases where it could have gone deeper. I think it would have been beneficial to read this as part of a study group, which appears to be the author's intention.
Pete Hansen
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Excellent overview of Theology of the Body. Challenges the reader in every sentence to greater holiness and love of spouse. I plan to re-read this book in a year and will probably get a lot more out of it. Very dense and very readable at the same time.
Michael Canganelli
Feb 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This should be required reading for all couples preparing to marry!
Edward C.
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book. Highly recommend (and there are digital versions). Review...perhaps...to come.
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Simple, practical, inspiring.
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Mary Healy is associate professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She is the author of Men and Women Are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II's Theology of the Body and co-editor of three books on biblical interpretation: 'Behind' the Text: History and Biblical Interpretation; Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation; and The Bible and ...more