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Light of the World: The Pope, The Church and The Signs Of The Times (edition 2010)

by Peter Seewald, Pope Benedict XVI

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Title:Light of the World: The Pope, The Church and The Signs Of The Times
Authors:Peter Seewald
Other authors:Pope Benedict XVI
Info:Ignatius Press (2010), Hardcover, 256 pages
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Light of the World: The Pope, The Church and the Signs Of The Times by Peter Seewald

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This review is going to be quick and simple: read this book!

This interview really gives an insight into the personality of Pope Benedict XVI and his views on a wide range of topics relevant to Catholics today. The interviewer asks intentionally provocative questions from both sides of the spectrum (from “conservative” to “liberal”) and almost tries to tease the Pope into making radical statements, to which Benedict replies with his extraordinary modesty and balanced approach to controversial questions.

I found the book interesting from cover to cover, and more than once was moved to stop and pray.

So, if you haven’t done so yet, get a copy of this book from your public library or from your favorite bookseller. I’m glad I did. ( )
  mehjg | Feb 5, 2014 |
Good and formative. Benedicts personality and beliefs shine through. ( )
  Harrod | Feb 26, 2013 |
I found B16 to be open and warm in this interview. I think you get to peer into the heart and mind of a very spiritual and wise man who is close to God. I have a different view of B16 after reading this. ( )
  CATCubano | Feb 15, 2012 |
Great book. Great interview with a great person. To be a pope in this times is not for anybody. It is definitely not for an old tired man. But it is for the man with young and fresh spirit. That can handle problems of church and world with view of university professor and humility of Christ's apprentice. ( )
  .dan | Oct 7, 2011 |
Pope Benedict XVI is seen by many as a strictly conservative man of the cloth especially when it comes to Liturgical celebrations and those that pertain to the faith. There is a difference when a Pope clearly teaches the faithful of church teachings and seldom do we hear his own opinions. As a writer, Pope Benedict has extensively shown his intelligence in many fields not only in philosophy and religion but also other social sciences. What makes this interview book special is that we are able to know more of who the man behind the white cassock. The approach a reader must take care in reading the book is that the position of Benedict XVI in answering the interview questions do not entirely reflect the position of the Church but merely his personal opinions, though there are statements when he says that such is what the Church teaches. Readers must be careful on this. ( )
  CACPua | Mar 4, 2011 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Peter Seewaldprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benedict XVIIntervieweemain authorall editionsconfirmed
Benedict XVI, PopeAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Seewald, PeterAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Miller, Michael J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Walker, Adrian J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"Popes do not usually grant book-length interviews to journalists. And never before has a pope given as in-depth and extensive interview as this one, answering so many direct questions on so many personal and controversial topics. ... As believers and non-believers alike read this book, many will be challenged to reconsider what they think they know about Pope Benedict XVI and the future of the Catholic Church." --Inside flap.… (more)

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