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The Lord Paperback – September 1, 1996
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Original Language: German
From the Back Cover
"This book is a masterpiece. It embodies the wealth of modern exegetical criticism opened by Protestant theologians like Karl Barth, the greatest traditions of 'devotio moderna,' French seventeenth century thought, the great insights of the Catholic mystics, and the matured speculation of scholasticism. But above all, it is an approach to Christ through the Gospels."
H.A. Reinhold, Commonweal
"Guardini’s book The Lord has not grown old, precisely because it still leads us to that which is essential, to that which is truly real, Jesus Christ Himself. That is why today this book still has a great mission."
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI
Top Customer Reviews
"The Lord" by Romano Guardini
A Review by Anthony T. Riggio
I was asked to read this book by my wife who had just completed its reading. I am not one for religious reading but she said it was Lent and that it was something I could do for God. It was a weak moment for me and I agreed.
Looking at the book, it was very intimidating consisting of 629 pages with small type (smaller than the type of this review) and no index. I looked at the book and saw that the introduction was written Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict the XVI). His review was written before he was named Pope and was the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for the Roman Catholic Church. You non Catholic Christians may be tempted to stop here and ignore this review and perhaps miss out on one of the most informative works of the life of Christ. (As an aside, the author was a noted theologian who taught both John Paul II and Benedict XVI)
This book is not a Catholic book but one for all Christians to read if you both love Jesus Christ and have a deep interest in understanding the New Testament from a review of Jesus' perspective as taught by a great theologian.
It is not a book that you can sit down and read in a couple of days and you must allow a couple of weeks because you will need to reflect on the chapters (which are short ) and perhaps have a copy of the New Testament handy to review either before or after reading particular chapters.
I did not find the writing style difficult but it was written by both a great thinker and one who loves the Lord (I use the present tense even though the author is now deceased but I know he is in the presence of God and deeply in love with Jesus).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Monsignor Romano Guardini was a favorite teacher of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and this book will tell you why. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Louis H Milotte Jr
This book is wonderfully deep. You could read it your whole life over and it would continue to enrich your relationship with God!Published 12 days ago by April Haapala
Great book. Plain to read again and again. Like John Stott's "The Cross of Christ"Published 21 days ago by Michael W. Bible
the book takes the life of christ as given the bible and explain what it all means
romano does a good job
This is truly an incredible book. Written by a now-deceased Roman Catholic priest, it contains almost nothing that would not resonate well with any Protestant (I am Protestant,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Charles D. Pollak
It is a wonderful meditation on the life of Jesus. I highly recommend itPublished 2 months ago by tom caneff
This should be read and devoured by all who seek to follow Jesus. Guardini was a central influence on the reforms of Vatican II.Published 9 months ago by Allan King