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Heaven's Song: Sexual Love as It Was Meant to Be Paperback – September 30, 2008
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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.Read more ›
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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I had no idea what I was in for when I chose this book. Changed the game completely and introduced me to theology of the body. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nicole
I don't have words to describe what a great book this is, mainly because of the content that is being discussed and shared. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Problem is that Mr West only talks about the marital act. He makes that act the supreme act. This is not sound theology. Read morePublished 13 months ago by S. Cunningham
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. Read morePublished on January 26, 2014 by Deacon Mike
This book provides incredible understanding into God's intention of marital love. I wish I had read it years ago. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Anne
I am, as a rule, a huge fan of Christopher West, but I found this book rather disappointing. It did not really resonate with me as some of his other books have (Intro to TOB, Good... Read morePublished on June 29, 2013 by Sarah
This was a great read! I might start in that I'm a bit biased. I actually have seen Christopher West speak quite a few times, but tis book is a great read. Read morePublished on March 18, 2013 by Kara McCarthy
I downloaded this book looking for theological reflection on marriage and celibacy. The book goes deeper than either topic though and discusses the very foundation of what love is... Read morePublished on November 6, 2012 by Bchoui1