Pope Benedict’s “Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives” Giveaway!

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“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine

Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached.

Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out past giveaways here.


 

Thanks to Image Books, this week I’m giving away FIVE copies of Pope Benedict’s just-released book, Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives (Image Books, hardcover, 144 pages). Here’s the short description:
 

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’s life as a child in this momentous third and final book in the international best-selling Jesus of Nazareth series.

The root of these stories is the experience of hope found in the birth of Jesus, our Savior, 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.

 

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UPDATE:

The drawing is now closed. Congratulations to Alexnader C, Amanda C, Dan C, Adam S, and Richard S for winning this week! Check your e-mail for instructions on receiving the books. If you don’t see an e-mail from me, check your spam box—apparently e-mails with “giveaway” in the title are prone to end up there.

In the future I’ll be giving away more books and resources, sometimes multiple items per giveaway! So subscribe via feed reader or email to ensure you never miss your chance to win.

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  • joachim

    The Blessed Mother beholding God “helpless” before her

  • Tim S.

    the tension between Jesus’mind as a child and His Divine Will- if that Mystery is explored by our Pope.

  • Melissa Guerrero-Beltrán

    I would

  • http://www.delano365.com/ Delano

    Would love to get a copy of this book.

  • david jackson

    Wasn’t sure I wanted to buy it, so read it at a book store. Would be nice to have my own copy.

  • TomB

    Haven’t been able to read B-16′s previous books in the series but maybe this sill help…

  • Nanhood54

    Jesus’ entry into this world as a helpless newborn baby totally dependent on his parents love and protection is indeed humbling …His heavenly Father’s plan for our redemption was mysterious and awesome!!

  • "There is only one tragedy in the end, not to have been a saint." - Léon Bloy