(Theology of the Body for University Students)
TOB-4-Us is a new, online Theology of the Body Bible Study for college and university students and other young adults. It was created to meet the needs that college students expressed: “Please, give us more TOB at a deeper level with a unique perspective.” It can be a standalone resource for individuals or study groups, and it can also be used together with TOBET’s theREVOLUTION program, as follow up study groups. Check out theREVOLUTION!
For individuals, TOB-4-Us will retail at $30 per course.
Group studies and campus ministries can purchase TOB-4-Us for $50 per course.
TOB-4-Us consists of a more in-depth view of the Theology of the Body, replete with unique diagrams.
From the truth of sexual love to relationships that are co-dependent vs. inter-dependent to the Sacramentality of Marriage to the truths given in Genesis, TOB-4-Us provides college students a deeper look into the fabrication of societal notions of sex and the body, with what true love and true sexuality is all about.
Intro: Humorous segment of 3 college guys
Segment 1Video: National speaker, Monica Ashour uses Scripture and Pope John Paul’s Theology of the Body as springboards to respond to typical university students’ experiences and challenges.
Pause for Discussion Questions: Questions displayed on video and in accompanying guide.
Segment 2 Video: Monica Ashour delves into another topic pertinent to college students.
Reflection: The 3 college guys get more serious and speak about how they see the topics addressed, especially from a Theology of the Body perspective.
Pause for Discussion Questions: A different set of questions guides the discussion for students.
The suggested amount of weeks per Bible Study is 5, although spreading it out over 10 weeks is also possible. Each lesson is divided into 2 Segments, and typically one lesson is discussed each week. However, if you prefer more time for dialogue, just one segment of each lesson can be viewed and discussed each week.
Without any pause to discuss the rich TOB diagrams, quotations in the guide, or discussion questions, each lesson takes approximately 12 to 19 minutes. TOBET designed it as such, for the content, the diagrams, and the discussion questions will prompt rich dialogue, estimated to run at least 45 minutes for a total of about an hour.
Given the lies regarding sexuality and the pressures of hedonism, university students are presented with a refreshing view of what it means to be human and the “why’s” behind the “what’s” of Catholic teaching so that students will embrace their faith, drawing closer to Jesus and His Church.
Each TOB-4-Us course includes an accompanying Supplemental Guide, which can be downloaded as a PDF (tablet compatible) or printed. The guide contains vocabulary, objectives, Bible references, TOB, the Catechism, the Documents of Vatican II, and other applicable insights. College students who have previewed TOB-4-Us appreciate the unique, “incarnational” diagrams which make complex concepts accessible.