These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body

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These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body

Product Overview

It was Blessed John Paul II's greatest gift to the Church: The theology of the body. A window into who we are, the theology of the body is a theology for the rooms where we make love. But it s also a theology for the rooms where we work, where we eat, where we laugh, and where we pray. These Beautiful Bones takes you on a walk through those rooms. With both humor and practical wisdom, it sheds light on what the theology of the body has to say about life beyond the bedroom, about the everyday moments of life, helping you discover how to let grace enter into those moments and make of them something extraordinary.

About the Author

Emily Stimpson is a freelance Catholic writer based in Steubenville, Ohio, and the author of The Catholic Girl's Survival Guide for the Single Years (Emmaus Road, 2012). As a contributing editor to Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly and a columnist for Lay Witness Magazine, Emily writes regularly on 'all things Catholic'--from politics and catechesis to higher education and the media, with a special focus on the Church's teachings on marriage, sexuality, and femininity.


"As a writer, Emily Stimpson always brings to her readers a unique combination of deep wisdom, practical insight and personal experience. In These Beautiful Bones, she uses the sacramental lens of the liturgy to explore a wide range of activities in daily life. Whether it's your eating habits or clothing styles, the dignity of hard work or the pitfalls of pop culture, you will find in this book lots of graceful guidance in living out the physical side of being spiritual."

— Dr. Scott Hahn, Internationally renowned author and biblical theologian

"Think you already know about the theology of the body? Think again. Emily Stimpson cracks open John Paul II's revolutionary teachings in a way that few others have done, revealing layers of depth and richness that many of us never knew were there. Whether you've been studying this subject for years or are only beginning to explore it, These Beautiful Bones is a must-read."

—Jennifer Fulwiler, author of Something Other Than God


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