It has been nearly 40 years since St. Pope John Paul II delivered the last of his 129 weekly addresses known collectively as the Theology of the Body (TOB). As pope, he laid out for the world what has been called an adequate anthropology in which the human body reveals God, that the body is “capable of making visible what is invisible: the spiritual and divine.”
In the four decades following the pope’s series of lectures, theologians have begun unpacking their rich meaning and insights. Inspiring books have been written, excellent ministries have sprung up, and hearts have been inflamed by the profound truth of the depth of God’s love for us and his desire to draw us to Himself so that we can learn to love as He loves. TOB is gaining attention.
But a challenge today exists
Not everyone is being reached by these ministries, and some who do hear about TOB need an easier, more accessible introduction to these teachings.
An easier entry is needed, and that is why we launched Embodied magazine.
Embodied follows the lead of St. John Paul II by evangelizing through witness. It tells the stories of those who are living the truths of TOB in order to remind readers who they are and inspire them to also live their lives from a place of divine, self-giving love.
As a beautifully produced magazine with engaging content on contemporary issues, Embodied witnesses to what life looks like when we love as God loves. With inspiring content developed for readers from their teens to their nineties, it is helping fill a gap that exists in bringing the message of TOB to everyone.
Why a magazine?
Advantage 1: Incredible accessibility.
A magazine subscription is inexpensive and is delivered right to your mailbox or inbox. Very accessible to all; less intimidating than a book.
Advantage 2: Completely experiential
TOB comes alive through our engaging stories that use beautiful design, imagery, story-telling. God designed us to be drawn to the beautiful so He can speak to us.
Advantage 3: TOB for new audiences and its fans
There are other TOB ministries that unpack the deep mysteries of St. John Paul II’s catechesis. Embodied targets those largely unfamiliar with TOB or those who have some knowledge but long to learn more. It also provides connections to support and ongoing development for anyone trying to live out TOB.
This is a magazine that its readers share with others!