Sunday, July 8, 2007

Pope Benedict's Jesus of Nazareth

For my recent birthday, I received as a gift, Jesus of Nazareth. This book is really Part One of Pope Benedict's book on Jesus Christ, and it covers Jesus's public ministry. I have not yet been able to delve into this book, but plan to asap. I have found some great commentary on it at http://robertaconnor.blogspot.com.

I'm terribly disappointed, though, that this book has been met with much less press coverage than John Paul II's first book as pope, Crossing the Threshold of Hope. Surely, the novelty factor of finding a Pope's book in the corner bookstand has worn off. But, if that's the only reason people bought the late pope's books, didn't they miss the point anyway?

I hope some readers of this blog have read Jesus of Nazareth and can fill us in. I hope to post on it soon.

19 comments:

James K. said...
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James K. said...

If you're wondering why my first comment was deleted the reason is that I was having a bit of trouble at first posting, and blogger posted some gibberish instead of what I meant to say. I was wondering though, if I might get your ok to repost our recent literary debate on my blog. There are good points on both sides, and it is always interesting to see some genuine intellectual discourse. So would that be ok with you?

Mike S said...

I'm about halfway through the book and it's great. Benedict is so smart and has some great insights that really help you get to know the Lord better.

Hope you enjoy it!

Ellen Rice said...

Update: Since this month has been a bit harried, I'm reading Jesus of Nazareth a page at a time, during my morning meditations. It is amazing.

Ellen Rice said...

James K:

I'd be delighted if you repost or link to this blog. Go for it!

Anonymous said...

could anyone tell me where I can get a word file of this book??? I have a hard bound copy but I'd like a soft copy so that I can carry it around in my palm.

Anonymous said...

could anyone tell me where I can get a word file of this book??? I have a hard bound copy but I'd like a soft copy so that I can carry it around in my palm.

Ellen Rice said...

Dear Anonymous,

This isn't exactly what you're seeking, but www.bn.com lists a $30-something CD book. I'm not an iPod user but I imagine an upload is possible.

I'll keep searching....

Good day,

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