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Christ Our Joy: The Theological Vision of Pope Benedict XVI

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    With the Pope s U.S. visit there is a heightened awareness of everything Benedict and everything Catholic. Now is the time to really get on the ball and make
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      With the Pope's U.S. visit there is a heightened awareness of everything
      Benedict and everything Catholic. Now is the time to really get on the ball and
      make those purchasing requests to your library. Also email them to suggest a
      special display to commemorate this historic visit.


      Check to see if this title is already in your library's catalog. If it is,
      put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron request form right
      away. This can usually be done online at your library's website.

      Title: Christ Our Joy: The Theological Vision of Pope Benedict XVI
      Author: Msgr. Joseph Murphy
      Publisher: Ignatius Press
      Date Published: April 2008
      ISBN-10: 1586171828
      ISBN-13: 978-1586171827
      Price: 19.95
      Comments: A very readable and informational work.
      Amazon Link:
      _http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1586171828/catholictreas-20_ (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1586171828/catholictreas-20)

      From amazon.com

      Book Description
      Noticing how often the new Pope had the topic of "joy" as the central theme
      of his many addresses, Murphy delved into the vast writings of the Pope, before
      and after his election to the papacy, and found that the theme of joy has
      pervaded all of his theology. Recognizing the Pope's invitation to joy as a key
      to understanding his basic theological vision, Murphy develops those ideas and
      writings in a creative way, and helps the reader to engage personally with the
      original and pastoral mind of Joseph Ratzinger, professor, pastor, and now
      Pope Benedict XVI.
      This joy is nothing other than the joy of the Christian faith. Indeed, the
      "first word of the New Testament", says Pope Benedict XVI, "is an invitation to
      joy". The Gospel of Jesus Christ, he insists, is not a burdensome imposition
      but is truly "glad tidings" for mankind. Christianity is the key to true and
      lasting joy, the only joy that abides in the midst of life's anxieties and
      difficulties.
      Written in a clear and engaging style, this book argues that joy is central
      to all of Pope Benedict's thought. All the other great themes of the Christian
      faith are intimately connected with it and radiate out from it. The world is
      in need of hearing once again the message of joy which Jesus Christ makes
      known.
      For priests, religious and laity who are concerned with presenting the
      Christian message in a positive, attractive and convincing way, as well as for all
      who wish to delve into the rich and exciting thought of Pope Benedict XVI, one
      of the most inspiring Christian thinkers of recent decades, this timely book
      will provide insight for personal reflection, preaching and teaching.




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