Quantcast
  Loading... Please wait...

our newsletter

Categories


Account Navigation

  • Gift Certificates
  • Wish Lists
  • My Account
  • Order Status

free-shipping2.png
  • Benedict Up Close: The Inside Story Of Eight Dramatic Years : Online Catholic Store

Benedict Up Close: The Inside Story Of Eight Dramatic Years

RRP: $15.95
Your Price:
$13.95 (You save $2.00)
SKU:
9781682780381
Weight:
1.00 LBS
Availability:
Buy Now!

 

Product Description

Widely recognized as one of the most talented and respected journalists in Rome, Paul Badde offers here a unique glimpse into the drama of Pope Benedict’s pontificate. He doesn’t simply capture the various reasons for which Benedict XVI will go down in history, Badde chronicles the almost superhuman struggle against overwhelming hostilities that formed against this shy and exceedingly kind man.

With fascinating vignettes back into history, you’ll learn how Pope Benedict’s experiences in a totalitarian Germany impacted the papacy and the Church, and how this son of a policeman became the “Thomas Aquinas of our time” — one of the most brilliant and accomplished minds on the globe.

Leaning on his own personal conversations with Pope Benedict as well as his extensive interviews with those within the Holy Father’s inner circle, Badde explains how Pope Benedict dealt with the blows and calumnies that rained down on him during those tempestuous eight years. You’ll come to a deeper appreciation of Pope Benedict’s goodness and holiness, and you’ll understand why only he could have steered the ship of the Church during the storms of our time.

With Paul Badde, you’ll have a close-up view of Pope Benedict XVI’s pontificate as you learn:

  • Why he removed “Patriarch of the West” from the pope’s list of titles
  • What led the pope’s valet – one the few people who had unfettered access to the pope – to betray his secrets
  • Why he included the scallop shell on his coat of arms
  • Why he had such a strong devotion to the Face of Jesus
  • What he was really trying to say in his Regensburg Address that infuriated Muslims throughout the world
  • Why his visit to Turkey, despite threats from Al Qaeda, was so important
  • The bold way in which he reintroduced the Latin Mass
  • His answer to the visible disagreements between books of the Bible
  • Why he chose Benedict XVI as his name
  • An inside look at his schedule and how he approaches his writings
  • Why he chose to resign on the Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes

By Paul Badde
Paperback.  208 pages.
ISBN:  9781682780381

Find Similar Products by Category

Product Reviews

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!

Write review

Back to Top

Click the button below to add the Benedict Up Close: The Inside Story Of Eight Dramatic Years to your wish list.