Pope Benedict’s book Jesus of Nazareth II was released exactly seven days ago, and we wanted to get you up to speed on how it has been received. After bringing the Guardian’s review to your attention yesterday, here are some more positive ones.
Eric Sammons writes in Our Sunday Visitor:
“The greatness of a great man is not always recognized in his own time… Yet Joseph Ratzinger — now Pope Benedict XVI — is one of the greatest theologians to ever hold the office of the papacy, and his impact on the life of the Church — especially in theological studies — can hardly be overstated.”
John L. Allen writes on the National Catholic Register site that:
“A veteran theologian and teacher, Benedict can express complex theological ideas in crystalline sentences that don’t require a Ph.D. to grasp.”
And the first customer one from Amazon too:
“His [The Pope’s] forensic examination of historical and theological arguments, his breadth of reading, and his ability to bring new conclusions to light are a joy. This book is typical of the real man and a far cry from the picture painted of him in the popular press. I have no reservation in recommending this text to Christian and non Christian alike.”
We’ll add more as they come in, and we will be asking for your help in the next few days too, so watch this space.
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If you have not already done so, you can order the book and read all the pre-publication extracts here. If you do have the book, we welcome your comments and reviews!
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