Synopses & Reviews
Responding to popular fads and books that distort the truth about the historical Jesus, the most respected spiritual leader in the world presents his inspiring and lucid insights from Sacred Scripture and Christian tradition about the real Jesus Christ. Renowned for his theological brilliance, and the profound spritiual depth of this writings, Pope Benedict XVI adds these gifts to the weight of his spiritual authority as the successor of St. Peter to present a powerful work on the cruscial question of the person and claims of Christ.
In this bold, momentous work, Joseph Ratzinger-in his first book written since he became Pope-seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent "popular" depictions and to restore Jesus' true identity as discovered in the Gospels. Through his brilliance as a theologian and his personal conviction as a believer, the Pope shares a rich, compelling, flesh-and-blood portrait of Jesus and invites us to encounter, face-to-face, the central figure of the Christian faith.