Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Just in time for Advent


About the Book: The momentous third and final volume in the Pope’s international bestselling Jesus of Nazareth series, detailing how the stories of Jesus’ infancy and childhood are as relevant today as they were two thousand years ago.
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 birth of Jesus and the affirmations of surrender and service embodied in his parents, Joseph and Mary. This is a story of longing and seeking, as demonstrated by the Magi searching for the redemption offered by the birth of a new king. It is a story of sacrifice and trusting completely in the wisdom of God as seen in the faith of Simeon, the just and devout man of Jerusalem, when he is in the presence of the Christ child. Ultimately, Jesus’ life and message is a story for today, one that speaks to the restlessness of the human heart searching for the sole truth which alone leads to profound joy.
Giveaway:
The publisher is allowing me to give away three copies of this book. For your first chance to win, post a comment with your email address (or with a link to a profile where I can find it) telling me your favorite Christmas memory. For a second chance to win, follow my blog and leave a comment letting me know how you follow.
Giveaway will close at midnight on Friday 30 November. I will draw winners on 1 December

8 comments:

lawhelton said...

My favorite Christmas memory is listening to my mom sing on the choir in church before Christmas Eve mass. The choir always sings in the mostly dark church 30 minutes before mass. She sings in the choir to this day and it is something I miss so much - they are in Wisconsin! Mary, Did You Know is my favorite song. Thanks for the giveaway! Laurie
lawhelton@yahoo.com

Mary Green said...

My favorite memory: It was Christmas Eve 1983 and we had just attended midnight Mass in a small unheated church in Austria (you could see your breath indoors!). As we stepped outside it was snowing big flakes and then the trumpeteers stepped onto the outside balcony and played Silent Night. It was a night to remember, and we talk about it every year at this time.

Moonshadow said...

My favorite Christmas memory was almost six years ago when my fourth child, our only daughter, was born rather precipitously, with such urgency that we did not get to the hospital in time and she was born at home. Every year since we've had two birthday celebrations on Christmas. tkmskelton@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Tampa and one of our neighbors was an elderly lady who lived in a lovely house, and every Christmas she would hold a fancy dress Christmas party for the adults in the neighborhood. My sister and I visited her often so we were some of the only children invited. She would heavily decorate the downstairs area of her house, and she had a large grand piano where someone would sit and we would all sing Christmas carols. It was always so festive and special.
parisgusto at hotmail dot com

Kimberly said...

My favorite Christmas memory is going to midnight Mass with the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. My mom worked at the home for retired, infirmed nuns, and we were invited each year to share in their midnight Mass. It was small and intimate. There always seemed to be a special air of anticipation, something I've not found elsewhere since. Celebrating Christ's memorial with women who've devoted their life to God was an honor. I'm thinking that next Christmas, I want to be 'home'for Christmas and attend with my children. I'd love for them to experience the holiness.

imcatholic said...

The last year in NOLA, It snowed Christmas Day! First time ever!!!

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Renee Gardiner said...

This giveaway is now closed.... winners will be announced shortly.