Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Pope's New Book Due Out in Two Weeks

Volume I of the two volume work is set to be released soon...

Vatican City, Apr 4, 2007 / 11:17 am (CNA).- The Vatican announced this morning that on Friday, April 13th, Pope Benedict XVI’s first book will be released with a press conference. The book, titled “Jesus of Nazareth,” is certainly not the first written by the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, but the first released by him after his taking his seat on the Chair of Peter.

Starting on Monday, April 16th, which is also the Pope’s birthday, the book will be available in its Italian, German, and Polish editions. The English, Spanish, and French versions are expected to follow soon after.

[A]ccording to several sources including hints from the Pope himself, the book is primarily a historical and theological presentation of the figure at the center of Christianity, which draws on hundreds of works of modern research into the figure of Jesus Christ.

It consists of 10 chapters covering the life of Jesus from his baptism in the River Jordan to the 'transfiguration', when the Bible says his appearance changed and revealed his divine nature to his watching disciples.

Amazon already has a pre-sale going on this 400 page behemoth. It has already reached a sales rank of #216 which is really high for Amazon. Get yours before the mad rush!

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