This introductory book on the Pope presents a short biography of Joseph Ratzinger in both a human and a historical context. Starting with the pope’s early years in Bavaria and his youth during the second world war, it then outlines his academic career, how the student riots of1968 transformed him from a liberal to a conservative theologian, his time at the congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, and some of the more dramatic and public interventions he made in that position. Finally, the book looks at the opening days of his pontificate and from statements, homilies, and addresses delivered during that time, assesses the likely pattern of the papacy of Benedict XVI.
Pope Benedict XVI successor to Peter
Category: Church Leadership
Models of The Church
this book defines the basic function of the church while assessing its different roles in the lives of believers and its mission on earth. Avery Dulles carefully studied the writing s of contemporary Protestant and Catholic ecclesiologists and sifted out six major approaches, or models, through which the church's character could be understood. this is a veritable book, read and get more enriching knowledge
Pope Francis Untying the Knots
for this book, Paul Valley travelled to Argentina and Rome to meet Bergoglio''s intimates over the last four decades. His book charts a remarkable journey. It reveals what changed the man who was to become Pope Francis from a reactionary into the revolutionary who is unnerving Rome's clerical careerists with the extent of his behind-the-scene changes. In this perceptive portrait Paul Valley offers both new evidences and penetrating insights into the kind of Pope Francis could become.
Martin Luther is an excellent introduction for those seeking basic information on Luther and the protestant reformation for the first time, as well as a ready handbook for those who wish to move beyond secondary sources to read several of Luther's most significant works in his own words.
Saint Romero and Pope Francis
''Fr Francis Gonsalves has compared and contrasted the life and message of two inspiring leaders of our times: Saint Romero and Pope Francis. His focus on Christian identity, church life and mission is a triad that we must seriously consider if we are to build the church according to the mind and heart of Christ.