Jesús de Nazaret: Desde la Entrada en Jerusalén hasta la Resurrección
As its title suggests, this book by Pope Benedict XVI, follows Jesus from his final arrival in Jerusalem to his trial, crucifixion, and resurrection. This narrative raises a central question that the sitting pope contends must be answered by every Christian: Is the Nazarene the Son of God? Benedict answers that challenge with biblical insights and historical scholarship. T...more
My advice would be simply to just buy it, borrow ...more
Despite what I said the first time around (below) I have not gone back to this repeatedly. Partly because it is such demanding reading (one must pay attention!) and partly because there was always some other shiny new book I wanted to read.
After attending Stations of the Cross last Friday, though, I realized that Lent is half over and I haven't really dug into Passion week. So here I am with Pope Benedict's second Jesus of Nazareth book, marveling again at how lucid it is, how erudite, and ...more
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This is such a well written book. Very accessible to read straight through, but so much to ponder and so many biblical and other references included. Well put together! Includes bibliography, glossary, and index of proper names and subjects. Text ends on page 293.
Highly recommended for someone ...more
This is a more challenging read than the first volume, m ...more
IF you haven't read it because you think it's a 'Catholic' book then I implore you to put down any prejudice and just read it. Benedict has written these books in such a way so they become open and personal to all Christians.
This book follows the ministry of Jesus during the Holy Week up to his crucifixion and resurrec ...more
There is much theology in this book so it can get pretty deep at times. However, it is very readable in most parts and the lay person should have no problem understanding most of it. The nice thing about it is that there is a Glossary in the back of the book that was put together by the publishers s ...more
Pope Benedict's understanding of Scriptures, the Church Fathers, and the History/tradition of the Church, gives competent understanding to the most important week in the history of the world.
Each important event in Holy Week is looked at, and various viewpoints from different exegetes ...more
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writes a book that is clear, easily understood and very
inspirational. It is a book I will definitely read again to
savor more deeply what the Pope wrote.
Sometimes you get Jewish stuff weirdly wrong or don't explain where you're coming from it in a way that makes sense. In the end this book is basically like "Jesus goes beyond our human experience and understanding and how awesome is that" and that is great, but other people have said it as well or better (eep!). I think this one is more loosely edited than the Baptism etc one. But it's good. It's great. It is pretty muc ...more
This book walks that perfect line between pastoral and sch ...more
Consistent with the prior work, the Holy Scriptures are the starting point. Pope Benedict proves that one need not abandon any belief in the Scriptural Jesus, as the Son of God, and how he is portrayed in the Gospels, in order to discover something about the man wh ...more
"Only if Jesus is risen has anything really new occurred that changes the world and the situation of mankind. Then he becomes the criterion on which we can rely. For then God has truly revealed himself."
"It is faith that gives us the ultimate ce ...more
The scope of the book is covered in its subtitle. Gospel episodes that seemed fami ...more
Review: I read this book throughout Holy Week and I think that I will do it again. It is so deep that I couldn't understand it all, but the Spirit moved me to a greater understanding of moments within Holy Week. It helped me to focus on the events of Holy Week even outside of the day's services. My favorite part this time around was sitting with Christ in the Garden. Being able to read tha ...more