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Gods Choice: Pope Benedict XVI and the Future of the Catholic Church Hardcover – 1 Nov 2005
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"A brilliant and important book." -- Philadelphia Inquirer
"A lucid account of Ratzinger's long theological career and likely manner of leadership in the future."--Kirkus Reviews
"A brilliant and important book."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"Magisterial. . . . Authoritative. . . . An exemplary book."--Booklist
A lucid account of Ratzinger s long theological career and likely manner of leadership in the future. --Kirkus Reviews"
Magisterial. . . . Authoritative. . . . An exemplary book. --Booklist"
A brilliant and important book. --Philadelphia Inquirer" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
George Weigel is one of the world's foremost authorities on the Catholic Church and the author of the New York Times bestseller Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II. He is a Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and a consultant on Vatican affairs for NBC News.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Wonderful account of his early life in a Europe that was very challenging and changing. All this deepened and strengthened Benedict's catholic faith.
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The author is clearly steeped in the writings of both Pope John Paul II (of whom he was the great biographer) and Pope Benedict XVI, and it shows. His fluency enables him to write so well of matters of ideas as well as the concrete manifestations of those ideas in controversies of the past - and likely future.
It helps that the author is not only well-versed in Pope Benedict's writings, but clearly sympathetic with the Pope's beliefs about the role of the Church, the meaning of Christianity. Weigel is a believer and that is helpful in gaining a grasp of what these two popes have thought, been blessed by and found confounding over their long lives.
I would strongly recommend this - although the concepts are often complex, he writes so easily that every sentence is readily understandable. He has such a strong grasp of what really does influence the Church today - in contrast, most journalists' writings seem very crudely to grasp at what matters and then to convey it in a cartoon-like style.
You'll like this book!