Theology of the Body for Teens: High School Edition Student Workbook
The Theology of the Body for Teens: High School Edition Student Workbook presents the revolutionary teachings of Saint John Paul II to teens in a way that is relevant, easy-to-follow, and entertaining. It follows the 12 segments presented in the Theology of the Body for Teens: High School Edition DVD Set and Leader’s Guide. Each participant of the program should have a Student Workbook.
The Theology of the Body for Teens: High School Edition Student Workbook Includes:
- Lesson Overviews
- Suggested Prayers
- Story Starter Activities
- Comprehension & Discussion Questions
- Bridging the Gap Material (Relates Lesson to Teens)
- Words of Wisdom
- Live It Out Sections (Applies the Lesson to Teens)
Submitted on 06-25-2012 Anonymous
A great piece of work for teens capturing the holiness and beauty that God has bestowed on us. I wish we had this when we were younger.
Submitted on 06-25-2012 Anonymous
I used this as a “textbook” in my Theology of the Body course in high school. I loved it! Now, a sophomore in college I’m buying it again as a reference and to pass along to my friends
Submitted on 06-25-2012 W. Rodrigue, Thibodaux, LA
Theology of the Body for Teens is an awesome look at the Catholic Church’s teachings on faith and sexuality which is taught in a way geared for the avareage 9th-12th grader to understand. It includes many discussion points and movie references from nearly every genre, but the heart of the program (yes, there are also DVDs, leader materials, and a parent’s guide) leads the teens on a journey of self-discovery both in their faith and sexuality. It does discuss such topics as homosexuality and pornography, but not in a shameful way.
I used this during the first year in our two-year Confirmation sacramental preparation. I highly recommend that you learn more about the program and consider using it.
Submitted on 06-25-2012 M. de Stoop, Sydney, Australia
In an age which sees sex as an idol rather than an icon it is a welcome alternative to see human sexuality presented as what God intended it to be. It presents Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body in a very positive and holistic way that teenagers can readily understand. Furthermore, this book contains good resources for the classroom or youth groups as it contains teaching strategies, stories, testimonies, group activities, questions for discussion, etc.
Submitted on 06-25-2012 L. Wells
This book is a wonderful book for teens. It is well written and easy to understand. It is full of important information and encourages discussion. A must read for any teen.
Submitted on 06-25-2012 A. Boudreaux
I teach high school morality and vocations, and this book has been a rich personal resource of both clear, relevant information and classroom activities that have been invaluable for lesson planning: prayer services for each chapter; suggested movie clips and songs to use in tandem with the text; many hands-on/kinetic learning activities; excellent journal and discussion questions; and my favorite of all teaching methods, the personal story. The authors have included a broad variety of genuine, heartfelt testimony from people of all backgrounds and experiences. No surprise that students love and integrate the principles of these stories; Jesus, after all, used that method also when He taught through parables.
Submitted on 06-25-2012 Joanna, www.joannareads.com
I would love to see this book in a catholic high school religion curriculum. It is relevant and engaging, at least from a teacher’s point of view. I think it is a good tool for opening up the discussion of sex and love with teenagers today, and more importantly, keeping that discussion going by using language that teens will not instantly tune out. It’s grounded in Scripture and other specific, official Church teachings, which is essential for driving the point home with young people today. Overall, a great text.
Submitted on 06-25-2012 Anonymous
This is a great presentation of the Theology of the Body. The material is relevant, engaging, sound, and pastoral. This is not the boring and imposing ‘don’t do it’ method of education. Rather, it is a proposing and enlightening method that gets at the heart of the meaning of life, love, and happiness. Every parent and religious education teacher can benefit from the material, insofar as it is written in such a way as to help one to see the beauty and truth in God’s life-giving plan of love. After establishing this reality it helps a person to appreciate the nature of love, which is ‘the gift of self,’ verses the popular view of love, which is often seen as ‘the taking of another.’ Seeing love in this way establishes the precedence for a chastity based on charity, rather than the arbitrary precept with which it has been caricatured by many. A fantastic resource.
Submitted on 10-01-2010 K. Bossung
As a parent I want the best for my children. I believe that this book presents the truth in such a way that it engages you and lifts you up. It will help your teenager to understand the truth about their sexuality and hopefully to make the best decisions for their lives and the lives of their friends. It is right where the teenagers are and doesn’t hold anything back. Get it and read it, and then give it to your teenager.
Submitted on 08-08-2009 Anonymous
We can transform our nation and our world if everyone would let this teaching fill their mind, heart and soul. Pope John Paul’s Theology of the Body uses reason and faith to teach us to understand our design (male and female) and why we were created. Every teen should study this before middle school and high school, it will teach how to find real self-esteem. True self esteem is tied to a right relationship with God and neighbor. This is about more than sex and chastity, it is learning to give and receive authentic love, self-giving love, centered on Christ. It is about the beauty and sacred nature of sex inside of a Sacramental, covenant marriage in where you can be fully self-giving and receive that love from another and about being open/welcoming to the new life it may create. The Catholic Church isn’t prudish about sex, it regards it as sacred and something to be protected and cherished. We have a God-size hole in our heart that we are all looking to fill. We were created to love and be loved and too many people are looking to fill that emptiness with the things that lower us. Self-giving love points us toward Heaven, this book just begins to tap into the mind-blowing truths of our awesome God. Theology of the Body is the antidote for a culture that is obsessed with self-gratification (lust). To quote Christopher West, “Theology of the Body teaches more than just to stay out of the dumpster, it teaches us to understand and strive for the banquet.”
Submitted on 06-30-2008 Joan C. Jessup
This is an excellent interpretation of Pope John Paul II’s incredible philosophy of our use of the body in our goal to love God. This workshop opens teens to a clear and new perspective on their sexuality, chastity, and vocations. Well done Brian, Jason and Crystalina!
Submitted on 08-02-2007 Kateri R. Kullman, Wheat Ridge, CO
This is an excellent overview of the teaching of Pope John Paul II on the subject of the morality of teenage sexuality. This provides a solid foundation to establish the clear and concise teachings of the Catholic Church with regards to spirituality, virginity, abstinence, chastity, birth control, divorce, etc. The layout of the chapters is teen-friendly with a deep respect for human dignity. I have had tremendous results with the course thus far. My only regret is that as a teacher and as a parent that this course wasn’t available sooner.
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