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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (258 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pope Benedict XVI Narrator: Dan Wore Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The momentous third and final volume in the Pope's international best-selling Jesus of Nazareth series, detailing how the stories of Jesus' infancy and childhood are as relevant today as they were 2,000 years ago.

In 2007, Joseph Ratzinger published his first book as Pope Benedict XVI in order to make known the figure and message of Jesus. Now, the Pope focuses exclusively on the Gospel accounts of Jesus' life as a child. The root of these stories is the experience of hope found in the birth of Jesus and the affirmations of surrender and service embodied in his parents, Joseph and Mary. This is a story of longing and seeking, as demonstrated by the Magi searching for the redemption offered by the birth of a new king. It is a story of sacrifice and trusting completely in the wisdom of God as seen in the faith of Simeon, the just and devout man of Jerusalem, when he is in the presence of the Christ child. Ultimately, Jesus' life and message is a story for today, one that speaks to the restlessness of the human heart searching for the sole truth which alone leads to profound joy.

Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, born in 1927 in Germany, has been head of the Roman Catholic Church since April 2005. A prolific author, theologian, and university professor, Ratzinger served as an expert at the Second Vatican Council, and was appointed in 1977 by Pope Paul VI to lead the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. In 1981, Pope John Paul II called him to Rome to head the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, where he served until his papal election.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by M | 2/1/2014

    " This was an interestingbook which is working with a subject that is not extremely well-documented: Jesus' infancy and early life. I don't know that there is "new" information presented as the Pope seems to take research from different sources and pull it together for a more in-depth study. This is not an extremely difficult or scholarly work but rather very approachable for any reader. It was a pretty quick read, though I slowed myself down to think about the chapters and add information to come upcoming religion units in our homeschool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sandy | 12/29/2013

    " Fittingly, I finished this book on the Feast of the Holy Family. The pope explains how events in the Old Testament foreshadow Jesus's fulfilling of the scriptures and how history verifies events in his early life. Informative and a bit complicated, this book is well worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joyce | 12/8/2013

    " Unlike many who reviewed this book, I did not read the first two books in the Jesus of Nazareth series before reading this one. This was a Christmas gift. This is a good book for presenting the subtleties of scripture. For most of us, I think, we hear the infancy narratives year after year and don't think much of them. This book shows what richness of meaning there is in them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Josh | 12/3/2013

    " Somewhat short, but a fascinating view into the two infancy tales of Jesus. "

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