Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's The Joy of Love: A Faith Formation Guide

Author: Julie Hanlon Rubio
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Category: Christian Books, Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church, Christian Leaders & Leadership, Christian Social Thought & Activity
Age Group: 15+
Book Format: Paperback

This guide is designed to help readers work through Pope Francis's

apostolic exhortation by providing necessary context (or back

story), highlight key points (front story), suggestions for prayer,

and refl ection questions about what it means to live out the Christian

vision of marriage and family. Since it assumes no background

knowledge, Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's The Joy of Love is an

ideal resource for adults, married couples, students, and faith formation

groups. This is the most extensive and helpful commentary on the

encyclical available anywhere. It does not include the full text of the


Table Of Contents

Introduction: Front Story and Back Story

Assessing: Where Are We?

1 "In the Light of the Word": A Biblical Vision

2 Experiences and Challenges: Family Life Today

Seeking Wisdom: What Is Marriage?

3 Beginning with the Gaze of Christ: Looking Again at Tradition

4 Looking In at Couples: Love in Marriage

5 Looking Outward with Couples: Love Made Fruitful

Applying: How Can We Accompany Those in Imperfect Situations?

6 Can the Church Be a Field Hospital for Families?

7 Can the Church Help Parents Raise Their Children Well?

8 The Tough Issues: Accompanying, Discerning, and Integrating Weakness

Conclusion: Why Get Married? Why Stay Married? A Spirituality for Marriage and Family


For Further Reading
About Julie Hanlon Rubio
Julie Hanlon Rubio is professor of Christian Ethics at St. Louis University. She is the author of three books and over thirty scholarly essays on marriage and family ethics that span two decades. A popular speaker and writer, she is able to reach a broad and diverse audience. Her latest books are Hope for Common Ground (2016) and Family Ethics: Practices for Christians (2010).


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