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Catholic Review of: Called to Love

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Fr. Jose Granados
Carl Anderson

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This item received 4 stars overall. (05/18/2012)

Orthodoxy: Completely orthodox.
Reading Level: Advanced

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"Called to Love: Approaching John Paul II's Theology of the Body" by Carl Anderson and Jose Granados is an in-depth look at true love. This book covers love from the beginning- with Adam and Eve to the end of time- God's love in Heaven. The book breaks down the concept into easy to understand pieces although this is definitely advanced reading. The book begins with Adam and Eve. Eve was not made to keep Adam company but to complete Adam. Without woman, there is no man. The book then chronologically moves to Jesus and his love for human-kind. We are no longer bound by the fall. We have been redeemed.

I was really impressed with the sheer amount of information I learned from reading this book. I learned the reason that we desire companionship and why we long for the love of God. I also better understand the fall of Adam and Eve and Jesus' redemption of mankind. I can now understand why we, as humans, long for love. Marriage was covered in depth and this book opens the eyes of the reader to the importance of the call to the vocation of marriage. I also enjoyed the bits and pieces of John Paul II's poetry and plays that were included throughout the book. It adds a little more of John Paul II's voice to the book.

Written by the chairman of the Knights of Columbus and a Catholic priest, "Called to Love" is completely orthodox. There was not a sentence in this book that made me wonder if this book was questionable.

Overall, this book is one that you should own. If you are interested in John Paul II's Theology of the Body, read this book! If you want to know the truth about true love, read this book! If you desire a better marriage, read this book! Seriously, read it!



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