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In these collected talks we find, one might say, the quintessential Benedict. Those who have read his Jesus of Nazareth, The Spirit of the Liturgy, or other of his works, will recognize here that amazing concord which he always achieves by bringing effortlessly together sound biblical scholarship (he ranges easily over Law, prophets, Gospels, and Epistles), deep love for the Eucharist, and an unflagging pastoral tone which addresses us laity in language that we can grasp. The selections are brief, hence the volume offers readers very accessible "devotional" reading. - --Thomas Howard, Author, If Your Mind Wanders at Mass

Ignatius Press has done a remarkable service by drawing these talks and homilies by Benedict XVI into one rewarding volume on the importance of the Eucharist. Clear, deep, rich and engaging: All of these qualities mark the style of the Holy Father as a teacher, and anyone reading this book will discover the joy of Christian life and the beauty of Catholic worship in a new way. I highly recommend it. --+Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver

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Pope Benedict XVI is widely recognized as one of the most brilliant theologians and spiritual writers of our age. He has written many acclaimed spiritual and theological works that cover a broad range of important topics for modern man.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1586174320
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586174323
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #570,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Eucharist is a major aspect of Catholicism, and Pope Benedict XVI has written much on the matter regarding it. "Heart of the Christian Life: Thoughts on Holy Mass" is a collection of the Pope's writings on the subject, composed throughout his life as Joseph Ratzinger to his position as pope. High spirituality and very driven writing, Catholics who want their faith spurred by words would do well in acquiring "Heart of Christian Life", a solid addition to Catholic and Christian collections.
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I can not ever get over what a deep spirituality of our Pope.... He is so well read and brings this awesome well of knowlege in such a harmonious way into few profound words... He is one of the best writers ( I am avid reader)... This book like a dart in a target points out the core of our faith... I intelectual and spriitual work of art.
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A beautiful compilation of Eucharistic homilies by Pope Benedict. It seemed as if I was underlying on every page. I highly recommend this as a Lenten or Advent read.
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while the writing style may not be as fondly received as two popes ago it is readily consumed by seminarian or lay alike.
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