When I read the description of Marcel LeJeune
's Set Free To Love
: Lives Changed by the Theology of the Body I wasn't convinced it was a book I wanted to read. The description that I had read online and the back cover of the book didn't convince me that it would even remotely capture my attention and I almost passed on reading this book, but after paging through it and picking a few pages to read I realized that my initial impressions were all wrong.
This book, contrary to my first thoughts, was a captivating and inspiring read. It was yet another book that I had the hardest time putting down once I had started it. The book is comprised of an introduction that explains what John Paul II's Theology of the Body is and eleven stories of people from many different walks of life and how they were transformed by it's powerful teachings.
I like how this book doesn't require you to have any previous knowledge of Theology of the Body
. You can read this if you're totally new to Theology of the Body and gain some perspective on it's teachings. If you're more familiar with theology of the body, you can still read this book and be inspired by the way it has changed the lives of others from a variety of backgrounds.
I really enjoyed reading this book and was left wanting to read more when I came to the final page. Because it's a relatively short book, you could read it in as little as a day, or you could take it one inspiring story at a time and read it over a short span of time.
I was provided with a complimentary review copy of this book by the publisher, Servant Books, in exchange for my honest review.