TheBODYMatters Children's Program Pre-K–8th

Theology of the Body Evangelization Team

Between 1978 and 1984, Pope St. John Paul II delivered a series of Wednesday audiences that eventually became known as the Theology of the Body. This profound teaching offered what St. John Paul called an “adequate anthropology”—an examination of what it means to be human, made in God’s image and likeness, and how that reality is made visible in our human bodies. TOBET seeks to share this life-affirming message with others through educational resources: books, programs, talks, and seminars will offer hope and healing to a culture in need.

TOBET’s Episcopal Advisory Board confirmed the decision to create an original, age-appropriate program for Pre-School to 8th grade children not only to protect them from these negative influences, but also to help them to see the wonder of being made in God’s image and likeness.

Recent Blogs

Sense of the Sacred

Sense of the Sacred

We are terribly proud of our team at TOBET: the brilliant writers, editors, and designers who have produced the full K through Grade 8 Theology of the Body curriculum, The Body Matters.   Partial portfolio of The Body MattersAfter the painstaking (and sometimes...

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The Body Tells a Story

The Body Tells a Story

This post continues a series of adult reflections on the children’s books that comprise our Theology of the Body curriculum for children, called “The Body Matters.”In 2012, I walked the Camino de Santiago, an ancient 500-mile trek from the border of France, to the...

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What’s Good About Limits?

What’s Good About Limits?

This post continues a series of adult reflections on our children’s curriculum, The Body Matters.   One of our most thought-provoking books is “The Body is God’s Design” for third graders. It was originally called “The Body is Limited for Love” but the...

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