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JOSEPH RATZINGER, Pope Benedict XVI, born in 1927 in Germany, has been head of the Roman Catholic Church since April 2005. A prolific author, theologian, and university professor, Ratzinger served as an “expert” at the Second Vatican Council, and was appointed in 1977 by Pope Paul VI to lead the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. In 1981, Pope John Paul II called him to Rome to head the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, where he served until his papal election.

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Jesus of Nazareth
From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration
Written by Pope Benedict XVI and Joseph Ratzinger


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: May 15, 2007
Price: $26.00

“This book is… my personal search ‘for the face of the Lord.’” —Benedict XVI
In this bold, momentous work, the pope—in his first book written as Benedict XVI—seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent “popular” depictions and to restore Jesus’ true identity as discovered in the Gospels. Through his brilliance... Read more >

Jesus of Nazareth
From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration
Written by Pope Benedict XVI and Joseph Ratzinger


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: May 15, 2007
Price: $12.99

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Jesus of Nazareth
The Infancy Narratives
Written by Pope Benedict XVI


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print
On Sale: December 26, 2012
Price: $20.00

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Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives

Written by Pope Benedict XVI


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: November 21, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives

Written by Pope Benedict XVI


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: November 21, 2012
Price: $20.00

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’ life as a child. The root of these stories is the experience of hope found in the... Read more >
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