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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Follow-up to Jesus of Nazareth
In some way this book was being written at the same time as Jesus of Nazareth as Pope Benedict gave his weekly teaching on the Apostles that Jesus chose and that the Church chose after Jesus' resurrection. The pope had insisted that in Jesus of Nazareth he was writing as Joseph Ratizinger, not as the Pope--but in this book we have the clear teaching of Pope Benedict with...
Published on August 6, 2007 by Michael Dubruiel

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great Book but Poorly Published
This book reprints a year's worth of Pope Benedict XVI's weekly addresses at his public audiences where he meditates on the stories of the twelve apostles, St. Paul and other early disciples of Christ. He draws lessons from these that apply to all of us. An excellent and easy read with short chapters that can be read independently.

Caveat emptor: This is the...
Published on July 17, 2008 by Napa Valley Pilgrim


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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definately gives you a better understanding., September 12, 2007
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This would be especially good for confirmation classes as it is brief and would be a good way to start the class.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Apostles, June 1, 2008
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I consider that nowadays Pope Benedict XVI is currently "an universal moral reference" for mankind, the Catholic Church is all over the world the only one of churches growing vigorously among the young and the intellectuals .. The message of Jesus is as fresh as always !!!
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read Today!, December 20, 2007
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Cannot wait to read Pope Benedict's next book. This was terrific.
I fell in love again with Pope Bene as well all the apostles! Such a
terrific writer! Wow!

We love you,

Gloria Knapp
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Research, April 10, 2014
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Absolutely loved the format and content. As a Methodist Adult Sunday School teacher this is a very fine reference book for your library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, February 10, 2014
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i would like to read more about the Apostles and where they went to evangelize. What was written was excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent summary of the life and ministry of the apostles, December 17, 2013
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A very honest presentation of the life and ministry of the men and women Jesus called to serve in the church (the body of Christ) from the beginning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Every Christian should Read This Book, January 30, 2015
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As always Pope Benedict has done an excellent job. His scholarly research coupled with his ability to communicate clearly provides both a spiritual and human portrait of the apostles, one which provides the layman the means to a gain a deeper appreciation for their faith and for the saints that brought Christianity to the world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!, July 10, 2012
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The Apostles by Pope Benedict XVI gives good insights to the lives of the Apostles and what they teach us both in their Scriptural letters and in the lives that they lived. He explains well how they relate to us today and continue to be prophets for our day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read!, February 11, 2014
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A wonderful book and especially during this period of evangelization that is sweeping the Catholic Church. Helpful to read about the challenges that our Fathers in faith had to endure. Would recommend for anyone looking to insight into the early church.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! Quick "cliff notes" of the first 12 Bishops of the Catholic Church (including Judas Iscariot)., June 2, 2014
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Want to know what the first 12 Bishops of The Catholic Church were like? Read this book. There is a very well done section on Judas Iscariot which offers the best reading on Judas Iscariot I have ever read.
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