It was St. 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.
After providing the “Context and Content” of the theology of the body, author Emily Stimpson applies this Catholic approach to everything from work, spiritual parenthood, manners, clothing, the gift of food, prayer, and the “culture of distraction.”
A truly distinct contribution to the ongoing explanation of St. John Paul II’ s profound teaching on the human person, These Beautiful Bones is a book unlike any other.
About the Author
Emily Stimpson Chapman is a contributing editor to Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly and a blogger for Catholic Vote. Over the years, her writing has also appeared in First Things, Touchstone, Franciscan Way, the National Catholic Register, Faith and Family, and elsewhere. It has been honored by both the Catholic Press Association and the Associated Church Press, and was included in Loyola’s Best Catholic Writing series. She is the author of The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years, These Beautiful Bones, and The Catholic Table.