Yadgar Anubhavo

“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.

T 30.00

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