Image and Likeness (anthology)

Image and Likeness: Literary Reflections on the Theology of the Body available from FQP. See St. John Paul II's teachings on the meaning of human love in a whole new way. #shortreads #poetry #fiction #TOB

If Pope St. John Paul II ever summarized his Theology of the Body, it may have been when he said, “Man cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself.”  But how does this sincere gift look when lived out by human beings with all their failings?  What happens to our humanity when we withhold that sincere gift?  What does life require of us when we give most deeply?

Full Quiver Publishing brings you this moving collection of poetry and prose, featuring some of today’s brightest Catholic literary voices. By turns edgy and sweet, gritty and deft, but always courageous and honest, the works contained in Image and Likeness explore countless facets of human love—and human failure.  Readers of Image and Likeness will experience in a variety of ways how humanity, in flesh as well as spirit, lives out the image and likeness of a God who created human intimacy both to bring forth our future and to illustrate our ultimate meaning as human persons.

With an introduction by international Theology of the Body voice Damon Owens, Image and Likeness puts life and breath into Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body in ways that readers won’t soon forget.

“Through and through this is an artistic instruction in TOB that shows us the wounds needing the balm, the balm applied, and the health and wholeness of men and women healed. And, like every well-told story, its penetrating TOB truths will influence even the most reluctant reader.” from the foreword by Damon Owens

Contributing authors:

Michelle Buckman
AnnMarie Credon
Karina Fabian
Anne Faye
Ellen Gable
Barbara Hosbach
Dena Hunt
Antony Barone kolenc
Katy Huth Jones
Theresa Linden
Leslie Lynch
Erin McCole Cupp
John D. McNichol
Arthur powers
Gerard Webster
R. Elaine Westphal

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