The Choice of the Family: A Call to Wholeness, Abundant Life, and Enduring Happiness  -     By: Jean Laffitte
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The Choice of the Family: A Call to Wholeness, Abundant Life, and Enduring Happiness

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* What does it mean to be "called" to marry? How does marriage as a vocation edify the individual, society, and the church? In a series of interviews, Bishop Laffitte offers theological and practical insights on engagement, covenants, parenthood, divorce, and other topics to deepen your understanding of Jesus' teachings on family life. 176 pages, hardcover from Image.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Image
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 055344753X
ISBN-13: 9780553447538

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"The Christian life we are called to live within the family is not something just to be studied. It is something to be lived. And it is something to be lived with joy."
-Carl A. Anderson, from the Introduction
 
When the Catholic Church speaks of "vocation," she means the "calling out" of each human person to accomplish a task preordained by God in the co-redemption of the world. Every human being has a vocation. God created each individual soul with a specific purpose in mind. Thus, the greatest joy for a Christian is pursuing the purpose for which God created him or her. For Christians, marriage is a vocation.

In this series of interviews and reflections, the Head of the Pontifical Council on the Family at the Vatican focuses on the intricacies of family. Bishop Laffitte provides theological and practical insight to deepen our relationships with our parents, children, brothers and sisters, and, ultimately, God. The Choice of the Family stresses the importance of the family in the twenty-first century. and issues a call to action for everyone to reinvigorate the teachings of Jesus in his or her day-to-day life.

Author Bio

REVEREND JEAN LAFFITTE is the current secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family. He previously served as vice president of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

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