Theology of the Body Resources

Introductory Websites
Introductory Books
Advanced Websites
Advanced Books
Study Guides
Related Books and Church Documents

* = Particularly Recommended

Introductory Websites

Essay by Christopher West - Quick Intro to TOB
Fr Thomas Loya on TOB (Video 1) (Video 2)
TOB Overview / Roger Landry (PDF) (Brief, Outline Format)
JP II’s Theology of the Body Summary
CW Website
Webcasts on TOB
(Periodic Webcasts)

General (All Are Recommended)

Theology of the Body International
Theology of the Body
Tabor Life Institute (Speakers and Info on TOB)
Love and Responsibility Foundation - Lots of Great Stuff
Fr Roger Landry - Tons of Good Stuff Here
Janet Smith - Essay on Humanae Vitae
One More Soul:  Many TOB and NFP Resources

Introductory Books

Called to Love / Carl Anderson and Fr Jose Granados
Sex and the Sacred City: John Paul II’s Theology of the Body in Simple Language / Sam Torode
Theology of the Body for Beginners / Christopher West
Theology of the Body made Simple / Anthony Percy
Theology of the Body (Simplified) / Vincent Walsh

Advanced Websites

Fr Richard Hogan - An Excellent Overview*
Theology of the Body (PDF) / Roger Landry (Detailed Outline)
Love and Responsibility - Summary (PDF) (Precursor to TOB)
L & R - Detailed Outline
Cardinal Arinze - Video Clips on TOB
   (YouTube 1)
   (YouTube 2)
   Cardinal Arinze Webcast Theology of the Body on Marriage

Advanced Books

Theology of the Body in John Paul II / Richard Hogan*
The Nuptial Mystery / Angelo Cardinal Scola*
Covenant of Love / Richard Hogan and John LeVoir*
Theology of the Body Explained / Christopher West (Detailed)
Naked Without Shame - John Paul II / Edited by Christopher West
Crossing the Threshold of Love / Mary Shivanandan
Love and Responsibility / Karol Wojtyla
Men, Women and the Mystery of Love / Ted Sri* (Love and Responsibility Simplified)

Related Topics - Books

Sex and the Marriage Covenant / John Kippley
Why Humanae Vitae was Right / Janet Smith*
Humanae Vitae, 20 years later / Janet Smith
Women, Sex and the Church / Erika Bachiochi (ed)*
The Conjugal Act as a Personal Act / Donald Asci*
The Thrill of the Chaste / Dawn Eden
A Return to Modesty / Wendy Shalit
Toward a Theology of the Body / Mary Prokes
The Virgin Mary and the Theology of the Body / Donald Calloway

Study Guides

The Freedom of the Gift / Anastasia Northrup (Detailed 4-part Study Guide)
Men and Women Are From Eden / Mary Healy
The Body Reveals God: A Guided Study Through John Paul II's "Theology of the Body" / Zeno, Katrino.


Theology of the - Tons of Great Resources*
Pat Reidy on Teaching TOB to Teens*
Two-'Page' Essay* - Good Ideas for Teens
Theology of Body for Teens Part 1
Theology of Body for Teens Part 2
Theology of the Body for Teens* - Outstanding presentation of Church teaching on chastity, love, sexuality. Challenges teens to look honestly at their own experiences and desire to be loved.
Theology of the Body for Teens Training 


OFWC Media - Many Excellent DVDs*
Acension Press DVDs - Christopher West has put together several TOB Presentations


Fr Roger Landry CDs - All Excellent.  Examples:
—From Love and Responsibility to the Theology of the Body
—The Redemption of the Body through Life in the Spirit
—The Vision of JP II: 25 Years of Contemplating Christ and Man
Theology of the Body / Fr Brian Mullady, OP (7 CDs)* $35
Glorify God in Your Body / Fr Brian Mullady, OP (for priests, religious)
Naked Without Shame
/ Christopher West (audio files) 
Naked Without Shame / Christopher West (10 CD set) $35

Related Books and Church Documents

Humanae Vitae
Familiaris Consortio
Evangelium Vitae
On the Dignity and Vocation of Women
Veritatis Splendor
Gaudium et Spes
Married Life and the Gift of Love
Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality: Guidelines for Education within the Family
Donum Vitae
Casti Connubii
Dignitas Personae
Persona Humana

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