Christopher West

I am a proud husband and father of five. My global lecturing, best selling books and multiple audio and video programs have made me the world’s most recognized teacher of John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” – a bold, biblical vision of love and sexuality that takes us to the “cor” of what it means to be human.  As founder and president of The Cor Project, I lead an international outreach devoted to spreading this liberating teaching and empowering others to learn, live, and share it. My work has been featured in The New York Times, on ABC News, Fox News, MSNBC, and countless Catholic and Evangelical media outlets.

Beyond my work as a popularizer of the Theology of the Body, I have been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on the subject since the late 1990s, having served on the faculties of St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, and as a visiting professor of the John Paul II Institute in Melbourne, Australia. In 2004, I helped establish the Theology of the Body Institute near Philadelphia, Pa., and serve today as Senior Lecturer of Theology and Christian Anthropology. My week-long courses there continue to draw students from around the world.

I travel across the globe each year leading an average of 50 evening talks and full-day seminars to help spread this life-changing teaching. You can learn here about the various events I offer, which tackle many of today’s hottest cultural issues regarding marriage, family and sexuality.

My latest book is Pope Francis To Go: Bite-Sized Morsels from The Joy of the Gospel, which uses Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation The Joy of the Gospel, Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the writings of saints and other popes, and my own theology of the body-infused works to present 150-bite-sized morsels of wisdom from Pope Francis that map out the “Way of Beauty” that is at the heart of the New Evangelization.

I want to share the joy, point to the beauty, and invite you to the delicious banquet I’ve discovered in Pope Francis’s teaching. This is the first book on Pope Francis to delve into his teaching using the lens of the Theology of the Body and is a perfect introduction for family and friends to Pope Francis.

Check out the eBook trailer below: