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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Ascension Press (September 30, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934217468
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934217467
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Christopher West is a renowned educator, best-selling author, cultural commentator, and popular theologian who specializes in making the dense scholarship of the late John Paul II's "Theology of the Body" accessible to a wide audience. As Founder of the Cor Project, he leads a global outreach devoted to cultural renewal through a dynamic and fresh proclamation of the Gospel. The graduate courses he teaches at the Theology of the Body Institute attract students from around the world. His extensive lecturing, numerous books, articles, video programs, and media appearances - millions have seen him on Fox News, ABC News, MSNBC, EWTN, TBN, and CBN - have sparked an international groundswell of interest in the Theology of the Body across denominational lines.

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Highly recommended for adult readers.
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It's a good, short read for somewhat more mature audiences, but of course it contains nothing explicit.
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Each chapter has a modern day example of the content to be discussed, which I particularly liked.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Leticia Velasquez on September 17, 2008
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Prepare yourself to be profoundly moved. It's nearly impossible to read Christopher West's new book, "Heaven's Song" without a radical regeneration of your view of marriage, and it's relationship with the Church. It's no accident that George Weigel called Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body a "ticking theological time bomb that, when it goes off, will ignite the New Springtime of Evangelization". This is the book with the secret to renewing the Church by revealing the secrets of the most beautiful love poem in the world, the "Song of Songs" which tell us what Our Lord intended for marriage to be; a foretaste of `heaven's song'.

Heaven's Song is based upon recently-discovered writings on the Theology of the Body, the lectures given by the late Pope John Paul II in his Wednesday audiences. These lectures were considered `too sensitive' for delivery in such a public forum, out of respect for young ears. This book is for those of us who want to understand why Christ used marital imagery in describing His relationship to the Church, and why His first public miracle was the turning of water into wine at the Wedding of Cana. Marriage is a central theme of Catholic theology, and once this is properly understood by theologians and laymen alike, a new wave of evangelization will be initiated. This most-timely explanation of the "Good News" has the irresistible attraction of the tender invitation of Jesus to the Samaritan woman at the well, to leave her life of sexual sin and drink of living water. This is the language which will be able to reach the sin-saturated, disillusioned youth who have been searching for love and are about to give up on finding it.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Bobby Bambino on November 25, 2008
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This book is based on the "hidden" Theology of the Body talks given by JPII. They are called hidden because they were just recently discovered. Apparently JPII had written them down but never gave them because he felt that the material was a bit too mature for potentially young ears.

What West has done yet again is to take those hidden talks and break them down for us in easy to understand language. The talks center around the Song of Songs from the bible as well as the book of Tobit. West shows how John Paul II had applied the spousal imagery of these books to Jesus, the Church, and us. The talks put erotic love in its proper place which is SO much higher than we could ever understand. It's a good, short read for somewhat more mature audiences, but of course it contains nothing explicit. It's a challenging way to think about our relationship with God, especially given the culture's understanding of sex.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Franklin VINE VOICE on February 16, 2012
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This is the first book by this author that I have read. I'm a married, Christian female. I found it one of the most beautiful things I've ever read on the subject of sexual love. There were times it brought tears to my eyes as I thought about how much we all want to be loved and how badly most of us go about it. It was encouraging, earthy, joyful, and thoroughly faithful to Christian beliefs and practice. Highly recommended for adult readers.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Laura Johnson on February 7, 2010
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This is an excellent book that helps one understand the Song of Songs and God's true meaning for sex. It has completely revolutionized my outlook on the meaning of the human body. I would highly recommend investing in Heaven's Song.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark C. Bye on May 30, 2010
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What an awesome book. Christopher West use of words to explain how God intended for man and woman to relate to each other as one and in union with Christ is awe inspiring. It is written for the mature Christian. My girl friend and I are reading the book together as a means to grow together in Christ and with each other, it is defiantly preparing us to become one as God intended as husband and wife. It has been an experience that will last with us a life time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. P. Murphy on October 14, 2013
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I don't know if I'm alone, but I suspect that I'm not, in confessing that my religious education in the '70s and '80s was criminally deficient, not just in regards to the obvious issues that plague us, but most things. It was not a good time for catechesis in America, and perhaps not in the world. But even before that, I don't know how much was really studied or passed on about sex and our sexual natures from a Catholic perspective, and for that reason, this book is a Godsend. Not only that, but for those of us who--in part due to the utter lack in catechesis--have acquired deep emotional scars from past experiences with sex, the way the subject is presented here is healing. It's like nearly every page I say, "Ah ha!" And I would recommend it to anyone and everyone, and I'm so grateful for Christopher West going so deeply in to the writing of JPII (soon to be canonized a saint) to put his work out there for those of us who were not blessed enough to be aware of it when he was still living.
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Using mostly the book from the Bible: "Song of Songs", Christopher uses this allegorical book to focus on what God intended sexual love was meant to be. I recommend it to anyone thinking about marriage or anyone who assists with marriage preparation.
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