My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was expecting great things from Pope Benedict XVI after reading the first part of this trilogy and I wasn’t going to be disappointed. Let me just say that this book is excellent!
IF you haven’t read it because you think it’s a ‘Catholic’ book then I implore you to put down any prejudice and just read it. Benedict has written these books in such a way so they become open and personal to all Christians.
This book follows the ministry of Jesus during the Holy Week up to his crucifixion and resurrection. It’s extremely well written and provides enough to make you think deeply and if needs be find out more yourself.
Benedict provides a good depth of detail when it comes to looking at the Old Testament prophecies concerning. Consider Jesus and the colt, John implies that Jesus was ‘put on’ the donkey which ties up with Zadok and Nathan’s enthronement of Solomon on David’s mule in 1 Kings. A nice touch.
If you haven’t read this book then do, you won’t be disappointed.