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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

"Seek That Which Is Above"

Had been meaning to post about this, if you haven't read it, buy it, and if you any friends, buy them each a copy, you will never give a more beautiful gift, and (here speaks the cheapest woman in the world,) you will never get more value for your gift-buying dollar.

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In this beautifully illustrated book, Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) gives us profound meditations on what our life in Christ should be like as it is lived through the various Seasons and Feasts of the liturgical year. This book also includes thoughts on other spiritual and secular themes such as the true nature of peace, why it is difficult for so many to experience joy, the relationship between spirit and matter, vacation and rest, etc. These inspiring insights from the man who became Pope, show how Joseph Ratzinger’s deeply spiritual and theological experience, together with his wide literary and cultural interests are a gift to the Church in the modern world. Here is a shepherd leading the faithful entrusted to his care to deep springs of refreshing, life giving water.

Within the pages of this gem of a book, readers from all backgrounds will find helpful and encouraging wisdom which can be referred to again and again. It is a perfect gift, as well as inspirational and instructive spiritual reading for oneself throughout the year

It is a gorgeously produced and exquisitely illustrated book; and the elegant, pithy prose lends itself nicely to being picked up and browsed in tiny increments, (because how often to you find yourself with the leisure to pore over a bit of encyclical length wisdom?)

Seriously, FIVE DOLLARS??!?@?$???

2 comments:

Mark M. said...

Thanks for highlighting this book, Scelata! (I'm saying so in part to offset the unfortunate spam you've got here....)

Scelata said...

Yeah, SPAM's a real problem on blogspots...
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