|Print List Price:||$5.95|
Random House LLC
Price set by seller.
Life of Christ Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
As other reviewers have noted, this work by Bishop Sheen is a masterpiece. Of the many aspects of this work that can be praised, the most important is that it will truly deepen your love for and faith in our Savior, Jesus Christ. The love of the author for Christ shows through on every page.
The book is so well written that it almost seems like poetry as one reads it. Bishop Sheen was clearly a very gifted individual and writer. His writing blends scriptural insight, wisdom, reverence for the sacred, and juxtaposition of holy imagery. Of the hundreds of passages that I have highlighted, this one is typical of his eloquence:
"He said it behooved Him to suffer because He had to show the evil of sin, and evil is most manifest in the Crucifixion of Goodness. No greater darkness would ever descend upon the earth than that which fell upon Him on Calvary. In all other wars, there is generally a gray, of a mixture of good and evil, on both sides; but in the Crucifixion, there was black on one side and white on the other. Evil would never be stronger than it was on that particular day. For the worst thing that evil can do is not to bomb cities and to kill children and to wage wars; the worst thing that evil can do is to kill Goodness. Having been defeated in that, it could never be victorious again."
Let me also briefly state what this book is not. It is not a punishingly academic biblical commentary filled with footnotes at every juncture. It is not a neutral "Intro to Christianity 101" written for people with purely academic curiosity. Rather, I would say that the book best fits into a genre that portray the Christ of the Gospels in a faithful narrative that intersperses scripture with commentary informed by scholarship, reflection, prayer, and experience. If one were to compare it to a work by a Mormon author, the most similar work would be "Jesus The Christ" by Talmage. From a Protestant perspective, a similar work might be "The Life of Christ" by Frederic Farrar.
Finally, whether one be Catholic or a member of a different Christian church, I believe the central message of Christ's divinity clearly shines through in this work, and any particular doctrinal differences that distinguish Catholics from Protestants or Mormons will be readily apparent and no hindrance to appreciating this work. I have a much richer understanding of our Lord having finished this book, and a much deeper appreciation for the faith of my Catholic friends. I am very glad I read this book and whole-heartedly recommend it.
From the days of his hypnotic radio [then TV] presentations, I've loved him. That's a big jump for a Baptist boy! But in the Methodist seminary [before the day of United Methodist] I discovered it was all right to admire a giant, regardless the denomination.
Having given this modicum of background, it is understandable why I searched him out---or at least his book---when I planned to teach an adult church school [back in the Baptist church we called it 'Sunday School'] class as series on the life of Christ. Lo and behold, Bishop Sheen had a book by that very title. While we did not make that our textbook for the series, we have drawn heavily upon it for the class. It is very thorough and quite orthodox. We have found it very useful and interesting. Suffice it to say how commendable the book is from the fact that several members of the class bought and read their own copies. I recommend it with no restrictions. It is a splendid book.
Non-Christian, Atheist, agnostic....you have nothing to fear....do you? I read your books in my youth. Some were required by my professors (just what WERE those fellows "professing"?) Sheen was a humble man of great scholastic and intellectual attainments, please don't be afraid to read this book.
The chapters are direct and to the point. There are 62 chapters--476 pages which includes an index. One can skip about as he wishes--book does not have to be read in linear fashion. The book was mentioned, when at talk about the risen Jesus asking Peter three times, "Peter, do you love me?", the speaker told the group that ancient Greek texts had three verbs for the word "love" whereas English only has one; therefore, to understand the dynamics, an interested person should go to Fulton Sheen's Life of Christ. Because it was first published in 1977, I found it in the public library and liked it so much, I had to have my own copy--that's when I went to Amazon.
When reading Sheen's Life of Christ, along with the Bible as a reference, it is such a moving experience, it is like time spent in prayer. msa