Wonderfully Made! Babies
Author: Ellen Giangiordano, Lorraine Williams, Lester Ruppersberger
Theology of the Body (TOB) Children's Book. Through the use of beautiful illustrations and simple yet truthful and medically correct language, this book explains the majesty God designed into the full, free, faithful, and fruitful communion of spouses that allows "man" to "image" the Trinity, who creates out of love, in order to share love. Complete with biblical and literary references, and granted both the Nihil Obstat (by Msgr. Brian Bransfield) and the Imprimatur (by Archbishop Charles Chaput), Wonderfully Made! Babies will enrich your child's understanding of life's bigger picture while affirming his or her personal worth and place in the world. Here's what one priest has to say about the book: "Our Lord Jesus, the Son of the living God, said 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.' Matthew 19:14. He wants to implant and pour into the heart and soul of children the seed of the Kingdom of His Father. This wonderful book, with a beautiful text, easy to read and understand, and with lively art work, will plant into children the seeds of Jesus' understanding of man and woman. This little book is the "Theology of the Body" for children--get it and give it to children, give it to schools and to Religious-ed classes. I see Pope John Paul II laughing in heaven, amazed that his Theology of the Body has been written in such a way that children can understand it. May he intercede and bless the authors and the illustrator." Fr. Pio Mandato, FMHJ
“The Talk.” It’s one of the most daunting prospects parents face. Communicating the richness of Catholic teaching on sexuality in a faithful and effective way can be an overwhelming responsibility. But does it have to be so? 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. This book answers the questions parents may have, including: What lessons must my children learn at each stage to develop a healthy Christian sexuality? How can I have age-appropriate conversations about sensitive issues with my children? How can I teach my children what it takes to be a true Catholic man or woman? How can I help my children have healthy, Christian dating relationships? …and much more
In order to encourage attitudes of respect and reverence for the mysteries of procreation, the biological facts are presented in the context of a meditation on the joyful mysteries of the rosary.
"This book attaches gender identity to being rather than doing and reinforces common humanity and individual uniqueness"--
A Catholic guide for parent and child to discuss the child's emerging sexuality. Reviews: "I thank Carolyn J. Smith for thoughtfully and prayerfully compiling a resource that will help parents in explaining the facts of life to their children by placing it within the context of our Faith and the Theology of the Body. Growing Up in God's Image is a wonderful tool for any parent..." Lisa M. Hendey, Founder and Editor CatholicMom.com and author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms "This book guides parents to gradually expand a child's understanding of life beginning with how the love of family reflects the love of God. Teaching the facts of life fully demands including the spiritual. Caroline does a beautiful job explaining the physical changes that occur during puberty while including the responsibility to be true to God's plan and purpose for our bodies. The life lessons are presented in clear language and will enrich not just the children, but the parents also reading this book as an aid." Patti Maguire Armstrong, author "Courageous, timely and beautifully sensitive. In a time when our children are bombarded by all the wrong messages about their bodies, here is a wonderful guide for parents to talk to their children about Godliness, their bodies and sex." Donna Piscitelli, children's author "A useful guidebook for parents and a resource that's sure to strengthen your family. Discard the dread of "the talk" and embrace the beauty of a faith-based approach. My copy's sure to be dog-eared and passed along " Sarah Reinhard, author of Catholic Family Fun and SnoringScholar.com
How Far Can We Go?
Author: Leah Perrault and Brett Salkeld
Publisher: Paulist Press
A guide to dating and sexuality for young people.
Guidelines for education within the family.
Author: Angelus Press
Here are twelve heart-to-heart talks given by a father to his son about the mysterious processes of life. The matter and approach is specialized for the nature and age of your son.
Catholic Baby's First Bible
Author: Regina Press Malhame & Company, Regina Press Staff
Publisher: Regina Press
Don't forget about the younger ones. This bestselling board book, now available to the Catholic market, comes complete with handle. Board book.
Author: Danika Cooley
Wonderfully made is an excellent book that introduces a young child to the wonder of God's creation - the wonder and miracle of birth. From conception in the womb through the nine months within the mother's womb Danika Cooley takes us on a journey of discovery... the discovery of life. "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb." Psalm 139:13
Made for This
Author: Mary Haseltine
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
Millions of women have felt the power of birth, and countless women long for it. But for too many, birth can seem like a purely clinical experience — something to get through as quickly as possible in order to get on with the joys of being a mother. In Made for This, author Mary Haseltine draws on Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body to show that birth is an essential part of who God created women to be, body and soul. With real-life stories from many moms and practical tips — including preparing for birth, making informed choices, helping fathers embrace their role in the birth room, and encountering the work of labor — this book is an indispensable guide for navigating the physical and spiritual dimensions of pregnancy and birth. Expectant mothers will find the tools they need to approach birth as a gift, and to invite God into the experience. About the Author Mary Haseltine is a theology graduate and a certified birth doula and childbirth educator. With a passion for building a culture of life through the teachings of the Theology of the Body, she works to bring an awareness and practice of the teachings of the Church into the realm of childbirth, mothering, and pregnancy loss. She lives in Western New York with her husband and five sons. You can find more of her writing at www.betterthaneden.com.
Love is Our Mission
Author: Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Pontifical Council for the Family
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
Światowe Spotkanie RodzinFiladelfi a, Pensylwania, 22-27 września 2015 r. „Rodzina, która doświadcza radości wiary, daje temu wyraz w sposób naturalny. Rodzina, to sól ziemi i światło świata; to drożdże życia społecznego”. -- Papież Franciszek, 27 października 2013 r. Światowe Spotkania Rodzin, zapoczątkowane za pontyfi katu św. Jana Pawła II, są radosnym świętem rodziny i wiary obchodzonym co trzy lata. Arcybiskup Filadelfi i Charles J. Chaput powiedział, że spotkanie w roku 2015 „ma być podarunkiem nie tylko dla katolików w Filadelfi i, ale dla wszystkich ludzi dobrej woli na szerokim świecie”. "We are called to acknowledge how beautiful, true and good it is to start a family, to be a family today... We are called to make known God's magnificent plan for the family...as we accompany them amidst so many difficulties." - Pope Francis, February 20, 2014 For Pope Francis, as for his predecessors Saint John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, this is more than just talk. It is a rallying cry. This is the focus of the 2015 World Meeting of Families: Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive. For Catholics everywhere, it is a time to renew our focus on the family, the "domestic church" - what it means, why it's important, how it fits in with God's plan for us, and how we can become who God created us to be. Here is a new, fresh, and insightful way to do just that. In Love is Our Mission, you can easily explore Catholic teaching on marriage, family, sexuality, children, human dignity, and the sanctity of life. It's a guided tour through scripture and 2000 years of Church teaching in which you are awakened to the relationship God wants to have with you, the family, and ultimately the world. Self-reflection or group discussion questions bring the teachings home in a very real and practical way. As Pope Francis has said, we must, "keep before us the beauty of the family and marriage, the greatness of this human reality which is so simple and yet so rich..."
Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.