Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Our Pope is an International Best Selling Author!

I don't suspect this will come close to the popularity of the "Purpose Driven Life" but you never know.

"A new book by Pope Benedict XVI, arriving in U.S. stores today, is already an international best seller.

Jesus of Nazareth has sold more than 1 million copies since it was released in Italian, German and Polish versions last month. The book will be published in 20 languages.

Jesus of Nazareth is the first book Benedict has written since becoming pope. He had published widely as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger before his election two years ago."

In the book's preface, the pope notes that its contents are not official church teaching but merely an "expression of my personal search 'for the face of the Lord.' Everyone is free, then, to contradict me."

Gotta' love that humility.


Blogger TheGodFearinFiddler said...

I had it on pre-order, just got it in the mail today. Im excited to read it. It may not sell more copies than purpose driven life but something tells me its gonna be a much more worthwhile read (coming from the successor of St. Peter and all)

May 17, 2007 9:24 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

Hey GFF!
How are you?

May 17, 2007 10:00 PM  
Anonymous Theo said...

Imagine if the common misrepresentation of infallibility doctrine were the actual teaching of the Church. Would it be a sin to send the manuscript to an editor? Would the Pope ever need a spell-check program, or for that matter, an eraser?

"I'm pretty sure it's `Sanctus', not `Sanka'.

"Well it's `Sanka' now! Repent and switch to Sanka!"

(who, by a weird coincidence, has had to switch to Sanka)

May 18, 2007 9:20 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

I'd have to agree with GFF! :)

May 18, 2007 10:48 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

The question ought not to be what book is most popular, but which one folks may still be reading 200 years from now if the Lord should tarry that long.

I think we know the answer to that one.

May 18, 2007 10:50 AM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

Yes, Nancy, we still read the writings of the first Pope often. 1 and 2nd Peter!

May 19, 2007 12:11 AM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

We need a cyber rimshot!

May 19, 2007 12:12 AM  
Anonymous rimshot said...

-- pah-DUM-Pah! --

May 21, 2007 8:56 AM  

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