A thoughtful, accessible work on the beauty of love and the splendor of the body, inspired by Pope John Paul II.
has long been regarded as viewing the body as a threat to a person’s
spiritual nature and of denying its sexual dimension. In 1979, Pope John
Paul II departed from this traditional dichotomy and offered an
integrated vision of the human body and soul. In a series of talks that
came to be known as “the theology of the body,” he explained the divine
meaning of human sexuality and why the body provides answers to
fundamental questions about our lives.
In Called to Love,
Carl Anderson, chairman of the world’s largest Catholic service
organization, and Fr. Jose Granados discuss the philosophical and
religious significance of “the theology of the body” in language at once
poetic and profound. As they explain, the body speaks of God, it
reveals His goodness, and it also speaks of men and women and their
vocation to love. Called to Love brings to life the tremendous
gift John Paul II bestowed on humanity and gives readers a new
understanding of the Christian way of love and how to embrace it fully
in their lives.
Paperback: 272 pages.
“Carl Anderson and Father José Granados write with a clarity,
beauty, and intelligence that make these pages a joy to read. But it’s
the content that makes this book so important. In a culture that
increasingly devalues human life, this is a compelling, wonderfully
readable reflection on ‘the theology of the body’ and the meaning of
human love and sexuality. I highly recommend it.”
—The Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia