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Monday, June 11, 2007

More on the Pope's book, Jesus of Nazareth

Today I want to say a few more words about Benedict XVI's "Jesus of Nazareth". I see that it is on the New York Times Bestseller List for the second week at 6th place and suspect that many will be buying it in the months to come. The Pope said that he was publishing the first ten chapters since he does not know "how much more time or strength" he will be given. His "urgent priority is to present the figure and message of Jesus in his public ministry, and so to help foster the growth of a living relationship with him." He wrote this book because he believed that "intimate friendship with Jesus, on which everything depends, is in danger of clutching at thin air."
Any book that tries to help us develop our relationship with Jesus is worth reading, especially since this book is based on solid Scripture study but presented in a very readable way.

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