On the Way to Jesus Christ

On the Way to Jesus Christ

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by Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
     
 

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Jesus Christ is as popular as ever. Films, books, and news articles ask,"Who was Jesus Christ?" Even outside of Christianity he continues to appeal to people. And yet for so many, the popular Jesus is not the Jesus of Christianity. The popular Jesus makes no demands and never challenges people. He accepts everyone and everything under all circumstances.

On the Way

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Jesus Christ is as popular as ever. Films, books, and news articles ask,"Who was Jesus Christ?" Even outside of Christianity he continues to appeal to people. And yet for so many, the popular Jesus is not the Jesus of Christianity. The popular Jesus makes no demands and never challenges people. He accepts everyone and everything under all circumstances.

On the Way to Jesus Christ is a series of meditations that Pope Benedict XVI wrote while he was Prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. The true Jesus he writes, is the Jesus of the Gospels who "is quite different, demanding and bold. The Jesus who makes everything okay for everyone is a phantom, a dream, not a real figure. The Jesus of the Gospels is certainly not convenient for us. But it is precisely in this way that he answers the deepest question of our existence, which--whether we want to or not--keeps us on the lookout for God, for a gratification that is limitless, for the infinite. We must again set out on the way to this real Jesus.

"This book also examines whether Jesus Christ is the only savior, and the Church's responsibility to evangelize. It concludes with reflections on Jesus' Presence in the Holy Eucharist, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church's presentation of the Christian mystery as seen through the Catechism's dynamic view of Sacred Scripture.

On the Way to Jesus Christ is for anyone--believer or nonbeliever-who wants better to understand the true Jesus, the Jesus of the Gospels, the Christ of Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000922392
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
11/11/2010
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
736,570
File size:
240 KB

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Charles J. Chaput
"Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, has written a brief but compelling invitation to know Jesus Christ as He really is: bold, demanding, merciful, strong, and the answer to our deepest longings. This is a must-read book for anyone serious about deepening his or her faith."--(Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I was reading this book, I found it to be imspiring,helpful and feel closer to Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Since, I have read one other book by Our Pope Benedict XVI; I found this book not as diffecult to read. I know that He has explain in quite detail in book about what you want to know about Our Lord, Jesus Christ. It's in my option; a must to have book in your home rather in your permanent library or coffee table. It's life-changing. You could read this book over again to better understand it if you wish.