Jesus of Nazareth

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Jesus of Nazareth Publisher's Summary

The momentous third and final volume in the Pope’s international best-selling Jesus of Nazareth series, detailing how the stories of Jesus’ infancy and childhood are as relevant today as they were 2,000 years ago.

In 2007, Joseph Ratzinger published his first book as Pope Benedict XVI in order “to make known the figure and message of Jesus”. Now, the Pope focuses exclusively on the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life as a child. The root of these stories is the experience of hope found in the birth of Jesus and the affirmations of surrender and service embodied in his parents, Joseph and Mary. This is a story of longing and seeking, as demonstrated by the Magi searching for the redemption offered by the birth of a new king. It is a story of sacrifice and trusting completely in the wisdom of God as seen in the faith of Simeon, the just and devout man of Jerusalem, when he is in the presence of the Christ child. Ultimately, Jesus’ life and message is a story for today, one that speaks to the restlessness of the human heart searching for the sole truth which alone leads to profound joy.

Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, born in 1927 in Germany, has been head of the Roman Catholic Church since April 2005. A prolific author, theologian, and university professor, Ratzinger served as an “expert” at the Second Vatican Council, and was appointed in 1977 by Pope Paul VI to lead the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. In 1981, Pope John Paul II called him to Rome to head the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, where he served until his papal election.

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  • Book 1

    • Jesus of Nazareth

    • The Infancy Narratives
    • By: Pope Benedict XVI
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
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    • Story
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    In 2007, Joseph Ratzinger published his first book as Pope Benedict XVI in order “to make known the figure and message of Jesus”. Now, the Pope focuses exclusively on the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life as a child. The root of these stories is the experience of hope found in the birth of Jesus and the affirmations of surrender and service embodied in his parents, Joseph and Mary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Insightful Book from a Great Theologian

    • By Nancy on 12-24-12

    Regular price: $21.00

  • Book 2

    • Jesus of Nazareth

    • From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration
    • By: Pope Benedict XVI
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 281

    In this bold, momentous work, the pope, in his first book written as Benedict XVI, seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent "popular" depictions and to restore Jesus' true identity as discovered in the Gospels. Through his brilliance as a theologian and his personal conviction as a believer, the pope shares a rich, compelling, flesh-and-blood portrait of Jesus and incites us to encounter, face-to-face, the central figure of the Christian faith.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Insights

    • By Gerard on 07-08-07

    Regular price: $31.93