Suggested Books

The NaProTechnology Revolution: Unleashing the Power in a Woman's Cycle

Author: Dr. Thomas W. Hilgers.  Dr. Thomas W. Hilgers draws on decades of medical experience to provide educational and revolutionary insights into the world of women's health. The NaPro Technology Revolution provides real solutions to real problems such as infertility, repetitive miscarriage, menstrual cramps, postpartum depression, PMS, prematurity prevention, ovarian cysts, hormonal abnormalities, irregular/abnormal bleeding, chronic discharges, polycystic ovarian disease, and family planning. Hilgers sheds light on abnormal ovarian function, an issue that millions of women unknowingly suffer from. His methods have proven to assist infertile couples nearly three times more successfully than those who use In Vitro Fertilization, without the dangers of early abortions, frozen embryos, or high rates of multiple pregnancy. The NaProTechnology Prematurity Prevention Program cuts the rate from the national 12.7% to 7%. The NaPro Technology Revolution discusses what every woman has a right to know about her body, her health, and her future! 

Our Power to Love | God’s Gift of Our Sexuality

Authors: Ruth S. Taylor, M.D., Ann G. Nerbun, M.S.N., and Rev.Richard M. Hogan, Ph.D.. This book is a new approach to sexuality education for adolescents and parents, incorporating the physiology of sexual maturing with Pope John Paul II’s theology of the body. The authors promote the beginning of fertility appreciation within the larger context of the virtue of chastity. Appropriate Scriptural quotes begin each chapter. Reproductive systems are explained in scientifically correct language. 103 pp.  $6.00 per copy. Bulk order discounts.  Order from http://familyhonor.org/store/.

The Joyful Mysteries of Life

Author: Catherine / Bernard Scherrer. Written by Catholic parents for their own children, this book introduces the "facts of life" to pre-teens in a reverent and respectful manner by presenting the biological facts in the context of meditations on the joyful mysteries of the Rosary. Chastity is shown to be the Christian way of living out God's will as it encourages an attitude of reverence for the mysteries of procreation. Illustrated.  Originally published in France, this book has been so popular that it has already been translated and published in six other language editions. Order from http://www.ignatius.com/Products/JML-P/the-joyful-mysteries-of-life.aspx.

"The Joyful Mysteries of Life is a response to the Church's call for good resources for education in sexuality. With its predominantly spiritual and moral emphasis, in a positive, clear and delicate way, this book is designed to assist parents in their task of formation."
- Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, President, Pontifical Council for the Family

Theology of His/Her Body

Author: Jason Evert. From Genesis we know that God created men and women in His image and likeness, and from the first letter of John that God is love. Therefore men and women are made in the image and likeness of Love. This isn t hard to see. Look at the design of the male and female bodies. They are made for each other. In fact, neither makes complete sense apart from the other. The man s body is made for a woman s body made to be a life-giving gift to her; her body reveals his calling and vice versa. In this book which utilizes a dynamic, flip book design to be two books in one well-known chastity speaker and author Jason Evert unpacks the mystery of what is means to be male and female in light of the Theology of the Body in a language teenagers understand. Teens will learn about the profound realities to which their bodies point and how to live chastely and lovingly towards those of the opposite sex. (Note: this is a unique flip book where you have TOB for His Body on the cover, then you flip it over and it is TOB for Her Body, so 2 in 1.)

Men, Women and the Mystery of Love

Author: Edward Sri.  Edward Sri unpacks the contents of this great work, making it accessible to every reader. The author emphasizes the down-to-earth nature of Love and Responsibility, helping readers appropriate practical information on such topics as:

  • how to determine if a relationship is one of authentic love or is doomed to failure
  • the problem of pornography
  • the meaning of friendship
  • how to achieve greater intimacy in marriage and much more.

Study questions with each chapter make this a valuable resource not only for individual personal reading but also for small group study.

Sex au Naturel: What It Is and Why It's Good for Your Marriage

Author: Patrick Coffin. It is a bracing ride across the landscape of the Catholic sexual ethic. If you re looking for intellectual ammo with which to defend and explain the teaching of Humanae Vitae, or if you reject it altogether, you ll agree that Coffin approaches the topic from a wide array of new and persuasive angles. With humor and enthusiasm and a total absence of moralizing you'll learn:

  • Why Paul VI s landmark 1968 encyclical was widely rejected a generation ago and why it s gaining new respectability now
  • Where exactly the Bible teaches against birth control
  • The differences between contraception and natural family planning (hint: they re more profound than you think)
  • The meaning of the natural law and how it applies to birth control
  • How the dogma of the Blessed Trinity implicit condemns birth control
  • That every single Protestant denomination rejected birth control until 1930
  • Why the myth of overpopulation is used against the Church, and how to answer it
  • How faithful adherence to the teaching of Humanae Vitae is causally related to marital happiness and longevity
  • Why it s not too late to start over, even if you ve been sterilized
  • How to rely on the ever-present grace of God rather than your own strength in faithfully following this challenging, life-giving aspect of Christian discipleship
 
The Infertility Companion for Catholics: Spiritual and Practical Support for Couples

Authors: Carmen Santamaria and Angelique Ruhi-Lopez.  One in every six United States couples experiences infertility but Catholic couples face additional confusion, worry, and frustration as they explore the medical options available to them. Filling a major void in Catholic resources, The Infertility Companion for Catholics describes the Church's teaching on reproductive technologies and provides a rich spiritual perspective on the emotions and faith involved in embracing the cross of infertility. The authors both experienced periods of being unable to conceive and they walk in solidarity with readers, compassionately coaching them through the challenging landscape of infertility.
Includes a variety of spiritual resources: prayers, devotions,wisdom of the saints