Item description for The Blessing of Christmas: Meditations for the Season by Cardinal Ratzinger & Brian McNeil...
Overview A collection of meditations on the blessings of the season by Pope Benedict XVI.
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.64" Width: 5.82" Height: 0.67" Weight: 0.74 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
Publisher IGNATIUS PRESS #1427
ISBN 1586171720 ISBN13 9781586171728
Availability 0 units.
More About Cardinal Ratzinger & Brian McNeil
Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) is widely recognized as one of the most brilliant theologians and spiritual leaders of our age. As theology professor, prelate, prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine and now Pope, he has been an inspiring teacher and a prolific writer. As Pope he has authored important encyclicals, as well as the best-selling Jesus of Nazareth. Prior to his pontificate, he wrote many influential books that continue to remain important for the contemporary Church, such as "Introduction to Christianity" and "The Spirit of the Liturgy".
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Blessing of Christmas: Meditations for the Season?
A Brilliant Addition to Christmas Celebrations Jan 12, 2008
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a way to bring spirituality and love into their advent celebration. In an easy to understand message, many of the tradtions are explained, such as why we have a Christmas tree, why we use lights, etc. Whether you're a Catholic or a protestant, it is meant to be used by all Christians to give depth and meaning to Christmas!
Very deep but very easy Dec 26, 2007
The book is a red hardcover, printed in quality paper, which also has beautiful illustrations coming from churches all over Europe.
These meditations were written by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger 25 years ago, and yet still popular and actual. It's a wonderful reading to do during Advent.
It's important to say that the font this book is printed in is pretty big, so it's easier on an old person's eyes. Furthermore, despite its being deep, logic and insightful, the language is very simple. Even a kid preparing for receiving his/her First Communion can understand these words.
Finally, there are some meditations about the meaning of illness and sufferance that deserve being read.
More than the Title Dec 11, 2007
This reading written by Pope Benedict was written before he was elected Pope. It is so much more than just Christmas Meditations. These writings cause us to reflect on our spiritual lives and discusses more in the life oc Christ and well beyond the birth.
Lovely book Nov 16, 2007
I bought this book for my best friend for Christmas. It is beautifully illustrated and printed on quality paper. The meditations really focus on the true meaning of Advent and Christmas. I think my friend will be very pleased.