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Set Free To Love - Lives Changed by the Theology of the Body

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Catalog Code: 97808671694099-5-DIS

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Set Free To Love

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Average Rating: This item received 4 stars overall.

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Discover the theology of the body—your life will never be the same.

Each of the stories in Set Free to Love will help you hear the same call to live out the gift of love in your own life, in your own way. These are stories from Catholics in all walks of life, including college students, married persons, professionals, and clergy. The conversions include struggles with pornography, abortion, sexuality, same sex attraction, and issues in married life and the priesthood, revealing how the theology of the body brought about extraordinary change in each person's life.

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This item received 4 stars overall. Experience the power of the

Five years after the death of Pope John Paul II, the world is still unwrapping his lessons. Some of his more pragmatic teachings, like those on the Rosary and ‘the gospel of life’, were quickly studied and discussed.

But compared with these teachings, John Paul’s ‘theology of the body’ didn’t receive a ton of immediate interest. Like a small, unattractive present under the Christmas tree, it took some time before the world became intrigued. Slowly, however, people have begun flocking to the Pope’s splendid wisdom on this topic.

The ‘theology of the body’ is a collection of teachings on sexualit Full Review...

This item received 4 stars overall. Short but substantive compilation of personal testimonies on John Paul II's teaching on sexuality

Marcel LeJeune’s Set Free To Love is a short compilation of reflections by people in all walks of life on how John Paul II’s teaching on love, sexuality, and marriage made a pivotal difference in their lives. The stories contained in the book center on chastity, a topic that many consider only applicable to teenagers or the unmarried. LeJeune explains in the introduction how the Theology of the Body sees marriage as a reflection of Christ’s relationship with the Church:
God created humans to live with him forever in heaven. This is the ultimate marriage each of us looks forward to. We are all espoused to God if we choose to accept the gift of the Son. Yet God will never force Full Review...

This item received 4 stars overall. I wanted to read more when I came to the end

When I read the description of Marcel LeJeune's Set Free To Love: Lives Changed by the Theology of the Body I wasn't convinced it was a book I wanted to read.  The description that I had read online and the back cover of the book didn't convince me that it would even remotely capture my attention and I almost passed on reading this book, but after paging through it and picking a few pages to read I realized that my initial impressions were all wrong.

This book, contrary to my first thoughts, was a captivating and inspiring read.  It was yet another book that I had the hardest time putting down once I had started it.  The book is comprised of an introduction that explains what John Paul II's Theology of the Body is an Full Review...


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