I decided this morning to start reading a book that’s been sitting on my shelf entitled The Pontificate of Benedict XVI: Its Premises and Promises, which was inspired, naturally, by the news of the Pope’s resignation from his office. I’ve also been sitting on some Amazon credit waiting for something to inspire me to spend it. Well, this momentous occasion did exactly that. I had two volumes from Scott Hahn ready and waiting to be purchased but I needed something to push me over the free shipping threshold so seven of the Pope’s volumes have done it!
I’ve long been aware of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger’s voluminous contributions to theology but I’ve never taken much time to read his work past a few papal encyclicals and his contributions to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. So here are the books of his that I just ordered:
Introduction to Christianity, 2nd Edition
Here are the two from Scott Hahn:
I’m currently working through Hahn’s Kinship by Covenant and I’m very impressed. He’s a very clear writer and I can already tell that his insights are going to impact how I read the Bible.