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LOVE, YOUTH & FAMILY

"LOVE, YOUTH & FAMILY" is the first book of Fr. Varghese Paul, S.J. in English. He has authored 28 books in Gujarati. The book is published by the Pauline Publications of Daughters of St. Paul, Mumbai in their 'Insight Books' series. The 176-page book is a collection of 30 thought-provoking essays around the theme of Love, Youth & Family.

"I usually write and publish my articles in Gujarati dailies, magazines and other periodicals. But every fortnight I translate one of my Gujarati articles and upload it in my personal web site www.vpaulsj.org. So the 30 chapters of the book are originally published in Gujarati newspaper columns or in other periodicals," says the author about his book.

Most of the chapters of the book have been published as articles in weekly newspapers like the Indian Currents, The Herald, and The Examiner.

 
The beautifully printed book with multi-colour cover is priced at Rs.80/- only. The book is available in all bookshops of the Daughters of St. Paul and of the Society of St. Paul and also with the author's CISS Office at Ahmedabad with a discount.

The author's Forward says


Teenagers and youth need their parents' love and guidance more than gifts and money. This need can be fulfilled only through the parents and children spending quality time together. In spending time together they will understand the basic fact about love: that God has loved them first and they should respond to God's love by loving themselves and each other in and through God.

The family is the source of human love which transmits divine love to each of its members. This book "Love, Youth and Family" deals with every member of a family: father and mother, children and adults, young and old, grandmother and grandfather, and other relatives, but the special emphasis is on love and youth.

The book also treats other topics of interest to the members of a family like justice and social evils. Various chapters of the book deal directly or indirectly with two questions: First, What things constitute a happy family? And second, How to make one's family really happy?



The chapters of the book are:

1.  Is Your Family Happy? 16  Globalization and Ethics
2.  One Night with a Young Couple 17.  Mother on Sale!
3.  Where are the Missing Women in India? 18.  The Rules of the Game of Love
4.  Housemaid or Slave Girl? 19.  Human Rights in a Family
5.  Know Thyself 20.  Behind Closed Doors
6.  Understanding and Misunderstanding 21.  How to Solve Problems between Siblings?
7.  Social Justice to the Downtrodden 22.  My First Miracle
8.  Kindness: The Power of Eternity 23.  True Inheritance from Parents and Elders
9.  Witnessing a Miracle of Love 24.  Forgive your Ex-Life Partner
10.  My Dream of a World in Harmony 25.  Problems of Interreligious Marriages
11.  Stop This Human Trafficking 26.  Seven Secrets to a Happy Married Life
12.  Removing Illiteracy 27.  Welcome the Female Child
13.  Education and the Habit of Reading 28.  Build Self-Confidence in Your Child
14.  The Power of a Magic Spell 29.  Equality in Marriage
15.  And He was a Muslim 30.  Fostering the Culture of Life

 

How to Make LIFE Worth Living

Greek historian Plutarch (AD 46-120) tells us the story of a 'clever' fellow. The fellow believed that a dead body could stand erect if it was poised at a proper angle. The fellow then took a dead body and tried his best to make it stand. But all his efforts failed. Then, accepting defeat the clever fellow said, “Something has disappeared from the inside of this so that it cannot stand.”

We may laugh at the words of the clever fellow. But there is something in the story for us to reflect on. What is that something, which has disappeared from the inside of the dead man?

What is that something inside of us, which helps us to stand erect and hold our heads high? I believe that it is our ethical, moral and religious values that make us stand erect amidst trials and difficulties. For, as Shakespeare says, "The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together." Our values help us stand firm in spite of the mingled yarn of problems and conflicts in our daily living.


In this book, How to Make Life Worth Living, the author has out together 25 essays around the theme of values graced by love. As love is all-embracing and values are many, these essays deal with a variety of topics. But they are all anchored on love and values, which make life worth living.

In this book, How to Make Life Worth Living, the author has out together 25 essays around the theme of values graced by love. As love is all-embracing and values are many, these essays deal with a variety of topics. But they are all anchored on love and values, which make life worth living.


The chapters of the book are:

1.  Take Away Free the Beautiful Things of Nature 14  Let us Blaze a New Path in this New Year
2.  If you Forgive, you will Receive  Forgiveness 15.  Forever the Outsider
3.  The Humaneness of Mother Teresa 16.  The Buddhist Model of Management
4.  Justice for All Means Peace for All 17.  Good Governance and Administration
5.  The Teachers are the Key to Education 18.  'Jai Adivasi'-Slogan of Tribal Dignity
6.  Cultural and Religious Pluralism 19.  Fighting Social Evil-The Adivasi Way
7.  Competitive Globalization or Promotion of Values 20.  Our Independence Day Celebrations
8.  Displaced Persons and Refugees 21.  Our Glorious Achievements and Crying Failures
9.  The Unaided Refugees 22.  Earn Money but don't be Hooked
10.  Life More Important than Examinations 23.  The Example of a Donkey
11.  Is Suicide a Permanent Solution? 24.  Who is the Number-One Enemy of Women?
12.  Let Human Rights Rule Your House 25.  A Stress Free Life
13.  Home, an Abode of Peace    

 

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Books by Fr. Varghese Paul, S. J.