The First In-Depth Look at Pope Francis's Teachings Through the Lens of the Theology of the Body!

In my new book, "Pope Francis To Go,"
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.

Christopher West

What People Are Saying

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    Jason Evert

    Author, Speaker, Co-Founder of The Chastity Project

    "The world is thirsting for the gospel. Unfortunately, in recent times, the mainstream media has been polluting the streams of water that have been flowing out of Rome. As a result, countless Catholics read the words of Pope Francis only after his message has been garbled and misinterpreted. Thanks to Christopher West's new book, Pope Francis To Gowe can draw deeply from the well of the great heart of Pope Francis. Christopher's prayerful and powerful commentary on The Joy of the Gospel offers practical insights on not only how to share the good news, but more importantly, how to live it."

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    Sister Helena Burns, fsp

    Author, Filmmaker, Theology of the Body presenter

    "What does Pope Francis's Joy of the Gospel have to do with the Theology of the Body for which Christopher West is known? Everything. As evangelizers, we can't be answering questions no one is asking. But everyone is asking how they can fulfill their desires, find love, be happy, be fulfilled. Pope Francis's teaching dovetails exactly with the Theology of the Body, as Christopher West masterfully demonstrates."

  • Dr. Gregory Popcak

    Executive Director, Pastoral Solutions Institute
    Author, "Broken Gods: Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart"

    "Christopher West shows how Pope Francis, with his own unique style, speaks in continuity with the great insights of
    St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, shining new light on how to communicate hard Gospel truths in today’s cultural climate. This is a must-read for anyone working in the New Evangelization!"

Easy To Digest Morsels of Wisdom

Christopher discusses his new book Pope Francis To Go in under three minutes

Five Things That Will Most Surprise You
When You Read "Pope Francis To Go"

  1. Pope Francis is not the man the secular media often make him out to be. He has no agenda to change the teachings of the Church, but to challenge the Church to proclaim her teachings in the full context of Christ's merciful love.
  2. Pope Francis's colorful images and frankness. He warns against becoming "sourpusses," "mummies in a museum," and people who look like they've "just come back from a funeral."
  3. His bold condemnation of a self-righteous, elitist spirit within the Church. He calls this pharisaical attitude a "tremendous corruption disguised as a good" and an "adulterated form of Christianity" that will never lead anyone to Christ.
  4. His consistent call to be "bold and creative in the task of rethinking the goals, structure, style, and methods of evangelization." The teaching of the Church does not change, but the manner in which it is proclaimed can and must.
  5. His call to get beyond our self-enclosed and self-absorbed worlds and get our shoes "soiled with the mud of the street." We mustn't be afraid, he insists, to enter the messy reality of people's lives. When we do, "our lives become wonderfully complicated."

About the Author

Christopher West is a proud husband and father of five. His global lecturing, best-selling books and multiple audio and video programs have also made him the world’s most recognized teacher of Saint 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, he leads an international outreach devoted to spreading this liberating teaching and empowering others to learn, live, and share it.
His work has been featured in The New York Times, on ABC News, Fox News, MSNBC, Sirius XM and countless Catholic and Evangelical media outlets. Beyond his work as a popularizer of the Theology of the Body,
Christopher has 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, he helped establish the Theology of the Body Institute near Philadelphia, Pa., and serves today as Senior Lecturer of Theology and Christian Anthropology. His     week-long courses there draw students from around the world.

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