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Benedict XVI: Essays and Reflections on His Papacy
     

Benedict XVI: Essays and Reflections on His Papacy

by Sister Mary Ann Walsh (Editor), King Abdullah II (Foreword by), Shimon Peres (Foreword by)
 
Benedict XVI is an extraordinary presentation of the first five years of Benedict's leadership as pope. The book provides an unprecedented look into the life and work of the Holy Father, with images that show him both in formal, public appearances and in intimate moments alone and with others. Elegantly designed and produced, the book features more than 100 brilliant

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Benedict XVI is an extraordinary presentation of the first five years of Benedict's leadership as pope. The book provides an unprecedented look into the life and work of the Holy Father, with images that show him both in formal, public appearances and in intimate moments alone and with others. Elegantly designed and produced, the book features more than 100 brilliant full-color photos that illustrate the Pope's international travels and meetings with world leaders, as well as his contact with lay Catholics and moments of personal study or contemplation. Essays by the staff of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops explore key themes of Benedict's papacy, including his work on environmental issues and in the Middle East, and personal reflections from friends and church leaders reveal his profoundly human side. The book also features excerpts from Benedict's own writings and an essential resource section. Benedict XVI is an invaluable keepsake and resource for Catholics, spiritual seekers, and those interested in how Catholicism touches the world today.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
Accompanied by more than 100 full-color, official Vatican photographs this overview provides enough visual and spiritual manna to satisfy the obedient faithful. Recommended.
National Catholic Reporter
It is a splendid book. . . . It brings the man who is Pope closer to us still.
— Michael Sean Winters
Newsok
This collection is a great commemoration and a wonderful keepsake.
National Catholic Reporter - Michael Sean Winters
It is a splendid book. . . . It brings the man who is Pope closer to us still.
Library Journal
This is both a beautifully illustrated and a skillfully edited work that celebrates the first five years of Pope Benedict's pontificate. The official Vatican photographs, including many candid shots, truly capture the human and pastoral side of the 83-year-old Holy Father, as he exercises the various responsibilities of his universal ministry. The pope is shown here as a loving man, a benevolent priest, and a diplomatic world leader. The accompanying text enhances the photography by providing personal anecdotes, experiences, essays, and reflections by 25 men and women, including such noted figures as King Abdullah of Jordan, President Shimon Peres of Israel, and Cardinal Francis George of Chicago. The book, with its pictorial essays, is divided into three sections that characterize the pilgrim, pastoral, and prophetic role of Pope Benedict. It includes chronologies from his early life and ministry as Joseph Ratzinger and his time as pope, an annotated listing of his major publications since his election, brief biographies of the contributors to this book, and a helpful index. VERDICT Recommended for public and Catholic church libraries.—John Leonard Berg, Univ. of Wisconsin-Platteville

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580512343
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Sister Mary Ann Walsh, RSM, was a Sister of Mercy and editor of two books, including John Paul II: A Light for the World, winner of the Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith Award with the Catholic Press Association. A frequent commentator on church affairs, she was director of media relations at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She died in 2015.

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