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Life of Christ Paperback – August 16, 1977
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Sheen's treatment of Jesus' childhood is masterful. His narrations of Jesus' presentation in the Temple is so moving and spectacular that it will almost bring tears to your eyes. Sheen highlights that throughout Jesus' young life the cross was always looming over him and accompanying him wherever our Lord went.
Most of the book deals with Jesus' public ministry and Sheen does an excellent job of probing the gospel accounts for deeper spiritual insight. His constant references to the cross are always highlighted by His appeals to His resurrection and glory. Sheen illustrates how the apostles only wanted a bread king or a political Messiah, but never a suffering Messiah who was a sacrifice for our sins. It would be impossible for me to highlight all of the wonderful topics Sheen discusses in this book, but his treatment of Jesus' public ministry and his true reason for becoming a man are always highlighted throughout the book.
This book is perfect for anyone wishing to understand Jesus on a more intimate level, but it is also perfect of pastors and church leaders who wish to use this material for future lessons and sermons. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wished to know more about Jesus because when it comes to our redemption, Jesus is the only thing that truly matters.
Sheen takes the Gospel according to John as his launching point and main source; this gospel provides the broad outlines of Jesus' life as covered by Sheen. The synoptic gospels are used to flesh out the story with additional material not found in John's gospel, but even so, Sheen has not provided us with a complete recounting of Jesus' life that could be derived from the four gospels. Sheen evidently intentionally passes over much of Jesus' teaching; he neither discusses the parables, nor does he provide a full examination of the sermon on the mount. Instead, he places his emphasis on events in Jesus' life of great spiritual significance.
And it is in such emphases that Sheen really shines. Even if you've been a Christian for many decades, you may well be stunned, as I was, at the connections that Sheen makes between different events in the life of Christ, or between events in the life of Christ and events from the Old Testament.Read more ›
When I met Fulton Sheen at his office in 366 5th Avenue in 1966 I departed thinking to myself "Only one such person comes along every hundred years like this Bishop". When I read his "Life of Christ" for the first time in 1970 and most recently last year, I knew that what I thought in 1966 was truer than I had ever imagined.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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The book arrived in adequate condition. It was an older book, but readable.Published 18 hours ago by Sandra Thompson
I have read the book and I bought the ebook so I could carry it with me anywhere. Archbishop Sheen did an excellent job of dissecting who Jesus is and His mission on earth. Read morePublished 14 days ago by AC
This classic by a Roman Catholic prelate renowned for his communication skills is a "must read" for baptized youths preparing for confirmation. Read morePublished 21 days ago by stephen a. ernst
It is a precious work which will help one to know more about Christ and to withstand the onslaughts of those who try to denigrate the person of Christ.Published 23 days ago by George J. Madathiparampil
I have seen several of Bishop Sheen's programs of both You Tube and video. He is an outstanding speaker and writer. Read morePublished 1 month ago by luvyurnurse
I am so pleased to have found a beautiful first edition of an all time favorite book. Thank you!Published 1 month ago by LiterateSoutherner
The Archbishop is astounding anyway, and this book shows it off. It serves as an in-depth Bible study as well. Highly recommended.Published 1 month ago by Ryan Sayles
Two of the greatest books ever written are, Life of Christ, by Fulton J. Sheen and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Read morePublished 2 months ago by K. A. Maxwell