Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Release Date for Jesus of Nazareth III Update

FYI, Pope Benedict's Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives has a new, at least to me, release date of November 21, 2012.  Just in time for Advent.  I know what my Advent devotional reading will be this year!

Description from
The momentous third and final volume in the Pope’s international bestselling Jesus of Nazareth series, detailing how the stories of Jesus’ infancy and childhood are as relevant today as they were two thousand 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.


RAnn said...

I'm giving away three copies; enter here:

My friend is also giving away three copies here:

Anonymous said...

Glad they moved up the release date. When I saw the original Dec 4th I was angry I wouldnt be able to get it in time for Advent.


ThisVivian said...

This volume is very skinny compared to the others in the series. It wasn't even one day's worth of slow, meditative reading.

It was a good volume nonetheless, but I don't think it stands up, in depth of exegesis, to the Holy Week volume.