The late Pope Benedict XVI wrote 65 books in his lifetime. The most famous was his three volumes on Jesus.
It has been almost a year since his earthly pilgrimage came to an end less than ten years after he left the papacy due to declining health. However, he never stopped thinking or writing, especially on matters of faith. Both subjects were close to his heart.
In his final days, the late Holy Father was writing what would later become his final book titled, “What is Christianity”.
In July, Ignatius Press published the long-awaited work from the now-late Pope Benedict XVI. The book shares about the saints, the priesthood, and offers prophetic warnings of troubled times.
A couple of figures in the church offered their thoughts on the work.
“Pope Benedict XVI showed us a Christianity faithfully lived with the piety of an innocent child, expounded with the insight of a great teacher, and embraced humbly by one called to accept ever greater responsibility in the Church. May all who draw from his last book come closer to the person of Jesus Christ, whom he knew to be the unique and definitive revelation of God in human history.”
— Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect Emeritus, Congregation for Divine Worship
Even Scott Hahn always every word published by this man. These last words are among his greatest."
“What is Christianity?” is available at Ignatius Press. Add this long-anticipated to your bookshelf now.