Nov 16, 2012 / 12:10 am
Pope Benedict’s latest book on Christ, which focuses on his infancy, will be published in the United States Nov. 21.
Image Books, a division of Random House, will be publishing the work’s English translation in both the United States and Canada.
The book is titled “Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives,” and marks the third and final volume in Pope Benedict’s series on Christ. It will focus on Jesus’ infancy and early life.
Pope Benedict focuses on the hope which the child Jesus represented for characters as diverse as Mary, Joseph, the magi and Simeon.
The first volume in the series, “Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration,” was published as a hardcover in English in 2007 by Doubleday and in paperback in 2008 by Ignatius Press.
In the introduction of his first book the Pope explained that it was in “no way an exercise of the magisterium,” but rather an “expression of his personal search for the face of the Lord.” …
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