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The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning Paperback – January 21, 2014
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Simcha speaks … with honesty along with the wit and wisdom that always make her teachings so memorable and helpful. She summons all of us to trust, mutual patience and kindness, and to a joyful honesty about NFP. --Msgr. Charles Pope, Pastor of Holy Comforter - St. Cyprian Parish, Washington, DC
Fisher is wide-awake; she appreciates irony and with a sense of humor that is proportionate to the seriousness of her purpose she helps the reader wake up and smell the irony, too ...
NFP is not free. It costs a great deal, of both partners. And yet...through the very depths of her learned compassion expressed so eloquently and with such transparent humility Fisher provides the evidence of its solid, life-enhancing value. --Elizabeth Scalia, author of Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life
Before The Sinner s Guide to NFP, the only way you could get this kind of candor on the subject of Natural Family Planning was in private conversations with your best friend. Simcha has taken all the things we think about NFP but feel like we can t say, brought them into the light, and addressed them with insight and razor-sharp wit. You ll laugh, you ll nod your head in recognition, and you ll ultimately walk away inspired by the kind of encouragement that only someone else in the trenches can offer. --Jennifer Fulwiler of Conversion Diary
About the Author
Simcha Fisher is a Catholic blogger, speaker, and freelance writer. She blogs for the National Catholic Register and Patheos at "I Have to Sit Down". She lives with her husband and children in Southern New Hampshire.
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My wife and I read it and enjoyed it greatly.
The author is witty and entertaining in her delivery. For anyone who has sincerely tried to practice NFP this book will ring true.
Most Catholics practice contraception and certainly in Australia I have never heard NFP so much as mentioned in any Catholic Parishes I have attended over the last 20 years. Simcha Fisher's book is a refreshing and encouraging affirmation for any Catholic couples who are trying to practice NFP and think that perhaps they are the only ones left on earth who are struggling with all that entails.
As other reviewers have commented the book is not about technical details it is more about having the correct perspective and motivations for practising NFP and a realistic attitude to the difficulties. Fisher also does a great job of integrating the concept of having a great, uninhibited sex life with practising NFP. Uninhibited except for periodic abstinence that is! And balancing that tension with a smile (or a laugh) and a prayer every now and then is really what this book is about.
Despite the disclaimers about not being a glossy promo for NFP the author actually really does clearly demonstrate how a couples marriage and spirituality could be enhanced by having the correct perspective and approach to NFP. She is successful in this because she calls a spade a spade and does not gloss over the challenges and struggles real couples face.
A great contribution. Thankyou Simcha.