Theology of the Body Resources

Book Studies of the Theology of the Body

Carl Anderson & Jose Granados
Called to Love: Approaching JPII’s Theology of the Body.

Jason Evert 
Theology of His Body/Theology of Her Body (for teens).
If You Really Loved Me: 100 Questions on Dating, Relationships, and Sexual Purity
How to Find your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul

Mary Healy
Men and Women are from Eden.

Chris and Linda Padgett
Not Ready for Marriage, Not Ready for Sex

Anthony Percy
Theology of the Body made Simple

Walter J. Schu
The Splendor of Love: JPII’s Vision For Marriage and Family.

Edward Sri
Men, Women and The Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from JPII’s Love and Responsibility. (Has study questions in book)

St. John Paul II
The Theology of the Body: Human Love in the Divine Plan Love and Responsibility

Christopher West
Theology of the Body for Beginners.
The Good News About Sex and Marriage: Answers to Your Honest Questions about Catholic Teaching.
At the Heart of the Gospel: Fill These Hearts

***For those who want a basic/beginner’s study of TOB: Study West, Healy, or Anderson’s work.  Study questions can be found on-line for Called to Love and TOB for Beginners.  Men and Women are from Eden has study questions provided in the book.

***For those who want an intense study, go straight to the source: JPII’s Theology of the Body: Human Love in the Divine Plan.  For a bit less intense, try Schu’s The Splendor of Love.

Relevant Church Documents:

  • Casti Connubii: On Christian Marriage
  • Letter to Families
  • Letter to Women
  • Mulieris Dignitatem: On the Dignity and Vocation of Women.
  • Evangelium Vitae: The Gospel of Life
  • Gaudium et Spes: Joy and Hope
  • Humanae Vitae: On Human Life
  • Ecclesia de Eucharistia: Church of the Eucharist
  • Veritatis Splendor: Splendor of the Truth
  • Familiaris Consortio: On the Christian Family in the Modern World
  • The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality
  • Educational Guidance in Human Love

The Theology of the Body DVD/CD Series Studies

Jason Evert
Life Giving Love (DVD/CD), Theology of the Body for Middle/High School.  (DVD)        

Fr. Brian Mullady, OP
Theology of the Body  (7 CDs)* $35

Fr. John Riccardo
Introduction to the Theology of the Body. (CD)

Fr. Mike Schmitz
From Love, By Love, For Love. (CD) (*Find his talks on Youtube)

Fr. Thomas Loya. Emily Stimpson. And many other speakers can be found on YouTube channels.

Christopher West
An Introduction to The Theology of the Body. (8- 30minute DVD Series)
Freedom to Love. (College-age DVD series)
God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage. (Marriage Prep DVD)

Organizations dedicated to publishing TOB resources:

Ascension Press (quite a few series & versions of TOB)

Daughters of St. Paul

Gift Foundation

OFWC Media - Many Excellent DVDs*

***If your parish or school has the money, look into buying a DVD series.  If there are no funds, check these people out on YouTube or YouTube Theology of the Body.

*This list is only some of the resources out there for Theology of the Body.  Good to get started!