Christopher West’s At the Heart of the Gospel…

…is an awesome book.

It’s the most reflective writing I’ve seen from West. He makes the crucial point that if we Christians can reclaim the human body as an icon that points to God, then we can evangelize the world. The Catholics of Patheos are using it to have a great discussion concerning sexuality, the Theology of the Body and all that beautiful stuff, over at the Patheos Book Club. (I especially enjoyed Brandon Vogt’s writeup, which gives the book its proper background.) So go there!

But even more importantly, BUY THE BOOK!

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  • Anonymous

    Nitpicking as a grammar nazi is wont to do… but “….gives the book it’s proper background” should be “….gives the book *its* proper background.” Possessive, not contracted. :-)
    But yes!! Awesome book. Three cheers!

  • Joel Penley

    “The Good News about Sex and Marriage” by Christopher West made a huge impact on my life, so I can not wait to read this. Thanks for posting this.

  • Cal-J

    Okay, I’ve been looking for something like this. I keep hearing West is guilty of something a number of individuals liken to a modern heresy: “Westianism”.

  • Tito Edwards

    What a sweeeet and short review, awesome!

  • Jay E.

    Oh, I do believe I’ll buy this. I’m a big fan of West’s books, I’ve been reading his “The Love that Satisfies” the past few days.

  • Nathaniel

    Awesome! I saw him speak at Holy Cross College last year. Also, I recognize that crucifix from Schoenstatt….

    • Celine

      I thought the same thing about the crucifix…it’s the Unity Cross from Schoenstatt :)

  • Kevin Stetter

    Saw him just a few weeks ago when he spoke at the seminary in Cleveland. He signed my book and gave me a huge hug, looked me square in the eye, and encouraged me to keep fighting to be the man God created me to be!