Praise for God Is Beauty
“As artists, the greatest masterpiece we can hope to pull off is our own sanctification, and the truth, goodness and beauty that flows from it. This book will serve as a great starting point for this, the most noble and worthwhile of adventures.”
"This book is not a masterpiece. It is two masterpieces! One is a short retreat by the greatest man of the 20th century about the divine attribute that is the most irresistible, beauty. It is written in a style much clearer and simpler than most of his other writings. The other is a deeply, moving and illuminating commentary on it by Christopher West, the world’s premier writer on that great saint’s 'Theology of the Body,' which George Weigel, John Paul’s biographer, deemed 'a theological time bomb' and perhaps her most important theological gift since St. Thomas Aquinas."
“The rediscovery of this jewel among St. John Paul II's teachings offers a splendid opportunity to revitalize the relationship between Catholicism and the arts, which has sadly suffered over the past century. … It is a chance to reclaim the holy splendor of the human form in an age when ideological and empirical ugliness seem to cloud all that is true, good and beautiful.”
"Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term.
Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life … to make it a work of art."
— Saint John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla)
Announcing the first book from Theology of the Body Institute Press
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