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Life Of Christ (Revised) [Paperback]

By Fulton J. Sheen (Author)
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Modern parallels are drawn and age-old events are illuminated in Archbishop Sheen's account of the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ

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Widely proclaimed a classic work of Christian faith, "Life of Christ" has been hailed as the most eloquent of Fulton J. Sheen's many books. The fruit of many years of reflection, prayer, and research, it is a dramatic and moving recounting of the birth, life, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Christ, and a passionate portrait of the God-Man, the teacher, the healer, and, most of all, the Savior, whose promise has sustained humanity for two millenia.
With his customary insight and reverence, Sheen interprets the Scripture and describes Christ not only in historical perspective but also in exciting and contemporary terms -- seeing in Christ's life both modern parallels and timeless lessons. His thoughtful, probing analysis provides new insight into well-known Gospel events.
An appealing blend of philosophy, history, and biblical exegesis, from the best-known and most-loved American Catholic leader of the twentieth century, "Life of Christ" has long been a source of inspiration and guidance. For those seeking to better understand the message of Jesus Christ, this vivid retelling of the greatest story ever lived is a must-read.

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Studio: Image
Pages   688
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8" Width: 5.3" Height: 1.5"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 16, 1977
Publisher   Image
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0385132204  
ISBN13  9780385132206  

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More About Fulton J. Sheen

Fulton J. Sheen Fulton John Sheen (born Peter John Sheen, May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979) was an American archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. His cause for canonization for sainthood was officially opened in 2002. In June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI officially recognized a decree from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints stating that he lived a life of "heroic virtues" – a major step towards beatification – so he is now referred to as "Venerable".

Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Peoria in 1919, Sheen quickly became a renowned theologian, earning the Cardinal Mercier Prize for International Philosophy in 1923. He went on to teach theology and philosophy as well as acting as a parish priest before being appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of New York in 1951. He held this position until 1966 when he was made the Bishop of Rochester from October 21, 1966 to October 6, 1969, when he resigned and was made the Archbishop of the Titular See of Newport, Wales.

For 20 years he hosted the night-time radio program The Catholic Hour (1930–1950) before moving to television and presenting Life Is Worth Living (1951–1957). Sheen's final presenting role was on the syndicated The Fulton Sheen Program (1961–1968) with a format very similar to that of the earlier Life is Worth Living show. For this work, Sheen twice won an Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Television Personality, the only personality appearing on the DuMont Network ever to win a major Emmy award.[clarification needed] Starting in 2009, his shows were being re-broadcast on the EWTN and the Trinity Broadcasting Network's Church Channel cable networks.[5] Due to his contribution to televised preaching Sheen is often referred to as one of the first televangelists.

Fulton J. Sheen was born in 1895 and died in 1979.

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A String of Pearls...  May 4, 2007
Maybe you are of an age that you remember when the Venerable Bishop Sheen was on the television? I am not one of those people. Maybe you know about Bishop Sheen being an "old" preacher, and maybe that concerns you? It concerned me. But under the guidance of someone I trust I purchased this book 3 years ago and read it.

It is a string of perfect pearls!

Each chapter deals with one section of the life of Jesus Christ and is filled with not just biblical references but with insights from Sheen that could only come from a deep, DEEP love for Christ. A deep understanding of history, and deep understanding of scripture.

When you look for a good book to read on the life of Christ, don't let your reservation (or prejudice) about the authors location in history bother you. My prejudice was, Bishop Sheen was a man of the 50's and couldn't speak to me on a level I could be engaged. I was wrong. I am a woman of the 90's and I do not have a college degree, but I have a solid high school education. Sheen is a man of "letters" and that also frightened me. I promise you, don't let it frighten you.

His method of dealing with his subject is so clear and enlightening, it feels like having the cobwebs and dust removed from an abandoned building. Sheen turns on the light!

One of my favourite parts of this book is when he deals with the "Woman at the well." There is just so much there that after you read this chapter, you'll be as excited as the woman was when she ran back into town shouting to anyone who would listen "Come and see a man who told me everything about myself.."

Bishop Sheen loves Christ, if you are looking for help in meditating on scripture. You will find that help here. I challenge you to learn about the "Life of Christ"
Life of Christ by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen  Apr 12, 2007
This is the best Life of Christ that I have ever read, and I have read several. Not only does Bishop Sheen provide insightful commentary on the Gospels, he relates them in a very understandable and practical way to life. This would be my top recommendation to anyone.
Life of Christ  Jan 10, 2007
This book is a must for everyone! This isn't just an ordinary life of Christ....this captures your heart. It is a truly wonderful book!!
A beautiful and thought provoking meditation on Christ  Jul 1, 2006
I found it hard to read this book for long stretches at a time. Not because it was boring, far from it, rather because the chapters were so chock full of wisdom and insight that I could only handle small portions. This is truly a rich and nourishing read.
Fulton Sheen doesn't add anything to the story of the Life of Christ, rather he unpacks what is already there. He sheds light on the symbolism of actions, words, and objects found throughout the Gospels. This coupled with Sheen's writing style really connect the reader with the events of the gospels and bring them to life.
I don't recommend this as a book for a plane ride, rather as a book which you have the time to slowly digest and ponder over. It's a wonderful read!
Believe in Jesus Christ . He is only way to Salvation.   May 14, 2006
I'd say get this book as well as get a good Bible.
If you haven't received Jesus Christ into your life, you should then. Many people have not been saved, and many are going to hell. Reading this book will tell you alot about the life of Our Lord, but still you need to be saved in order to be granted eternal salvation (to live with Jesus Christ forever). Say this prayer, "Jesus, I repent of my sins, i ask you for forgiveness. Come into my life Lord, and take me to Heaven once i die. In your Holy name. Amen." Pray this prayer, and get a good Bible, and follow the Lord. I recommend this book. I saw Fulton Sheen on TBN. Nice caring man.

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