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Improving Your Body Image Through Catholic Teaching

"John masterfully connects body, mind and spirit into a whole."

- Dr. Bill Thierfelder, President of Belmont Abbey College


"This book gives great reason to hope!”

 - Christopher West, Author of Theology of the Body Explained



Improving Your Sportsmanship Through Catholic Teaching

"This book can help you be your very best!"

- Mike Sweeney, MLB All Star 

"I strongly recommend this book to all people."


- Rev. Jeffrey Kirby



Improving Your Kid's Body Image Through Catholic Teaching

"It's a great tool to help you raise happy, healthy and holy children."

- Lisa M. Hendey, Founder of 


"This book is a must-read for anyone raising children."

- Mario St. Francis Herrera, Catholic Evangelist

Catholic Body Image and Sportsmanship


John holds a PhD in exercise science and teaches at Wingate University (NC). His courses include anatomy & physiology, strength & conditioning, applied nutrition, exercise physiology, and weight loss, weight gain & body image.


Over the years, he has given hundreds of presentations and he is the host of Faith and Sport on Radio Maria, Wednesdays at 1 p.m. EST.

John has written and published three books; learn more at testimonials.

Dr. John Acquaviva is a proud member of the elite Catholic Speakers Organization,

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