Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition: Self-care for Improved Cycles and Fertility Naturally (4th Edition)
by Marilyn M. Shannon
This new fourth edition explains cycle irregularities and nutritional values to improve and understand our body balance; invaluable to NFP couples. Click here to order.
The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning
By SImcha Fisher
Popular Catholic writer, Simcha Fisher, shows what it's really like to practice NFP, and how to achieve those fabled "marriage building" benefits.
The Sinner's Guide to NFP helps you with NFP and Your Spiritual Life, NFP and the Rest of the World, and NFP in the Trenches. Click here to order.
by Cleta Hartman
This tells the personal, inspiring conversion stories of 15 doctors who no longer prescribe contraceptives to their patients. Their compelling narratives speak to the struggles healthcare professionals, clergy, and lay people face in accepting the Catholic Church's teaching on contraception and the great joy and peace that come in accepting God's plan for sex within marriage.
Physicians Healed is packed with a level of honesty rarely found in conversion stories. These courageous doctors frankly discuss how they dealt with performing abortions while in medical school, prescribing the "pill" to teenagers and financial pressures to prescribe contraceptives to their patients. In the end, the faith of these doctors' triumphs as their moral struggle ends with a faith-filled decision to stop prescribing contraceptives. Click here to order.
Theology of the Body
Theology of the Body for Beginners: A Basic Introduction to Pope John Paul II's Sexual Revolution, Revised Edition
By Christopher West
Broken families, abortion, AIDS, internet pornography, sexual abuse scandals, homosexual marriage, our Church and our world are in the midst of a profound sexual crisis. Is there a way out? For such a time as this have we been given Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body. Based on the words of Jesus, John Paul II's famous reflections on the body and sex take us to the root of the modern crisis and chart the path to an authentic sexual liberation. Yet the Pope's dense scholarship often intimidates the average person. In his book, Theology of the Body Explained, Christopher West offered a more detailed, six-hundred page commentary on John Paul II's Theology of the Body. Here, he provides a short and popular summary of the Pope's revolutionary teaching. What is the meaning of life? Why did God create us male and female? Why is there evil in the world and how do we overcome it? How do we attain true happiness on earth? What kind of joys await us in heaven? How can we experience the love we long for in the depth of our hearts?
The first edition of Theology of the Body for Beginners (2004) quickly became an international bestseller. This freshly revised and expanded edition is based on Dr. Michael Waldsteins' much improved translation of John Paul II's catechesis.
New for this edition: All quotations have been updated with the new translation. Key insights discovered through Dr. Waldstein's access to the John Paul II archives have been incorporated. The outline of the text has been substantially reorganized to reflect the newly discovered outline of John Paul's original manuscript. John Paul's hidden and previously untranslated addresses are summarized. Click here to order.
Good News about Sex & Marriage: Answers to Your Honest Questions about Catholic Teaching
by Christopher West
In this easy-to-read, question-and-answer book, well-known theologian Christopher West offers a fresh, relevant, and convincing presentation of the Church's teachings on human sexuality and marriage rooted in Saint John Paul II's revolutionary Theology of the Body. A wonderful resource for RCIA, Pre-Cana, and adult faith formation classes. Click here to order.
These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body
By Emily Stimpson
It was Blessed John Paul II's greatest gift to the Church: The Theology of the Body. A window into who we are, the theology of the body is a theology for the rooms where we make love. But it's also a theology for the rooms where we work, where we eat, where we laugh, and where we pray. This book takes you on a walk through those rooms. With both humor and practical wisdom, it sheds light on what the theology of the body has to say about life beyond the bedroom, about the everyday moments of life, helping you discover how to let grace enter into those moments and make of them something extraordinary. Click here to order.
After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman's Companion to Healing and Hope
By Karen Edmisten
This is a book about grief, healing, and hope after miscarriage. Not afraid to examine the raw emotions that accompany such an experience, the author tells women that they are not alone in reacting strongly, even frighteningly, to their loss and reassures them that hope and healing will come. Having experienced multiple miscarriages herself, Karen shares excerpts from her personal journals, as well as other women's stories, rich quotes about grieving and the healing process, and practical advice. A helpful resource section includes a wide variety of information from both Catholic and secular sources. Click here to order.
Holy Sex!: A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving
by Gregory K. Popcak, Ph.D.
Common wisdom portrays sex and church to be at odds, yet studies show that Catholics have better sex, and more often. This witty, frank, and refreshingly orthodox book draws from the beautiful truths of Catholic teaching to show people of all faiths about rich and satisfying sexuality. Hailed by Christians across the spectrum from Christopher West and Janet E. Smith to John L. Allen, Jr., Holy Sex! includes dozens of questionnaires, quizzes, and valuable lessons from real-life stories. Click here to order.
Life Giving Love: Embracing God's Beautiful Design for Marriage
by Kimberly Hahn
God has a beautiful design for your marriage. Have you discovered it? Hahn offers a fresh but deeply rooted perspective on the true meaning of marital love and its implications for a number of significant issues: natural family planning, contraception, infertility, abortion, sterilization, and miscarriage. She draws from Scripture and Church teachings as well as poignant personal experiences from dozens of families who share their stories. Click here to order.
Called to Give Life: A Primer on the Blessing of Children and the Harm of Contraception
By Jason T. Adams
This helps those who have the task of forming others to understand the wisdom of the Church's teachings about human sexuality. This sourcebook contains a bounty of information to help those in catechesis not only form others but also themselves. Part I provides vital documentation to explain the "whats and whys" behind the dangers of contraception, sterilization, and abortion and the beauty of Natural Family Planning. Part II is a collection of homilies designed to help priests and deacons preach the truth of marital love with courage. Called to Give Life concludes with an excellent section on pastoral considerations to make present and alive in dioceses and parishes the truth about human sexuality.
Excerpt from the Forward by Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., D.D., Archbishop of Philadelphia. Click here to order.
For Parents - teaching fertility appreciation
The Joyful Mysteries of Life
By Catherine & Bernard Scherrer
Written by Catholic parents for their own children, this book introduces the "facts of life" to pre-teens in a reverent and respectful manner by presenting the biological facts in the context of meditations on the joyful mysteries of the Rosary. Chastity is shown to be the Christian way of living out God's will as it encourages an attitude of reverence for the mysteries of procreation. Illustrated.
Originally published in France, this book has been so popular that it has already been translated and published in six other language editions. Click here to order.
Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Raising Sexually Whole and Holy Kids
By Greg & Lisa Popcak
In this thoroughly revised version of Beyond the Birds and the Bees, Greg and Lisa Popcak empower you with the tools needed to move well beyond "the Talk" by offering a comprehensive guide to raising sexually whole and holy children. Using the riches of Blessed John Paul II's Theology of the Body, the Popcaks help you safely navigate your children from infancy through the teenage years and beyond. Click here to order.
My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints
By Dawn Eden
Dawn Eden, internationally known speaker and author of the bestselling The Thrill of the Chaste, shows how the lives of the saints have given her hope and aided her journey of spiritual healing after childhood sexual abuse. One in four American women and one in six American men report having been sexually abused during childhood and My Peace I Give You provides a much-needed resource for spiritual healing from the isolating effects of these wounds. Click here to order.
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The Infertility Companion for Catholics: Spiritual and Practical Support for Couples
By Angelique Ruhi-Lopez and Carmen Santamaria
One in every six United States couples experience infertility but Catholic couples face additional confusion, worry, and frustration as they explore the medical options available to them. Filling a major void in Catholic resources, The Infertility Companion for Catholics describes the Church's teaching on reproductive technologies and provides a rich spiritual perspective on the emotions and faith involved in embracing the cross of infertility. The authors both experienced periods of being unable to conceive and they walk in solidarity with readers, compassionately coaching them through the challenging landscape of infertility. Click here to order.