Last Sunday in Rome we were near the Vatican when Piazza San Pietro filled up. We entered the crowd to find that we were in the midst of Pope Benedict XVI’s Sunday blessings to the crowd. I took a few pictures:
It was neat to have been there for this. Pope Benedict XVI gave his blessing in several languages. After this I decided to buy his newest book so that I can begin reading some of his work.
I think you’ll like his latest book!
That looks fun. What is book is that?
I knew you were there. 😀
@JohnDave – The Pope’s latest is part two on his series on Jesus – Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week (Ignatius Press, 2011).
@Brian F. : I hope so!
@JohnDave: What Brian said.
@Brian & @Brian: Thanks, guys!
I am sorry for resurrecting an old post, but I am interested in knowing what you thought about the Pope’s newest book? I just started reading his first volume of Jesus of Nazareth from 2008, and I am loving it so far. I am not sure if you posted a review on it…I did a search and this was the only thing I found.
@Ryan: No worries. Well, let me put it this way: I am a novice at French + I purchased the French version + I do my French reading on Monday and Friday mornings only = you can probably guess I’m not very far into it! It will probably be about six months before I am even close to finished if not longer.
I’ll make sure to remind you six months from now for a review. Getting your French ready for PhD programs, or just wanted to learn to learn?
@Ryan: Yes, for Ph.D. programs. I am of French heritage, so that provided some motivation. I would have preferred German, but I couldn’t find any faculty willing to supervise my learning so I found out import from Belgium, Jan Verbruggen, to help me with French. I will have to do German on my own later.
I know that this is a year late, but Benedict is a superb theologian… I have 12 of his works— I find his stuff stimulating—and any Christian who is remotely interested in how Christians should relate to the world, need to add his stuff to their collection.
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