Life of Christ

$20.00
(5 reviews) Write a Review
SKU:
1003232
ISBN:
9780385132206
Gift wrapping:
Options available
Author:
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Format:
Softcover
Pages:
658
Availability:
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
  • Life of Christ
  • A timeless classic
  • Considered Fulton Sheen's greatest work
  • Come to love Our Lord in a whole new way

This book has been hailed as the most eloquent of Fulton Sheen's writings, the fruit of many years of dedication and research. Filled compassion and brilliant scholarship, his recounting of the birth, life, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Christ is as dramatic and moving as the subject Himself. Here is a passionate portrait of the God-Man, the teacher, the healer, and most of all the Savior whose promise has sustained humanity for two millennia.

"It was not so much that His birth cast a shadow on His life, and led to His death," writes Sheen. "It was rather that the Cross was there from the beginning, and it cast its shadow backward to his birth."

With his customary insight and reverence, the author interprets the scripture and describes Christ not only in historical perspective but in exciting and contemporary terms; he sees in Christ's life modern parallels and timeless lessons. Sheen probes the hearts of many prominent New Testament figures -- Joseph and Mary, Peter and the disciples, Herod, Pilate, et al. -- shedding new light on age-old events. The whole adds up to a masterful study: a faithful blending of philosophy, history, and biblical exegesis.

This book has been a revelation to countless readers, as well as a source of inspiration and guidance. Every Christian should read and own this vivid retelling of the greatest life ever lived.

  • 8 x 5.2 x 1.4 inches

You might also like

Write a Review
  • 5 Apr 27th 2018
    A wonderful addition to any personal or parish library

    A spectacular book, beautifully written and thoroughly engaging. Treats deep and complex spiritual matters in very approachable terms, with lots of analogies and applications to everyday life. Overall this book reads like a riveting homily on the entirety of the Gospel. I highly recommend Life of Christ to anyone interested in deepening their appreciation for the scriptures and our faith!

    Dan

  • 4 Mar 22nd 2018
    a real insight

    MY READING OF THE BOOK IS INDEED DEEP AND SPIRITUAL AND IT ALLOWS A MORE PERSONAL JOY OF READING THE LIFE OF CHRIST

    Peter Dungey

  • 5 Aug 9th 2016
    Very Readable yet In-Depth

    I'm so glad I purchased this book! I have been looking for something that would pull together the four different accounts in the Gospels into one, cohesive telling, and while this is not exactly what I was looking for, it really does give lots of depth to anyone's understanding of Jesus, what he came for, and what he accomplished. And it's very easy to read, with short chapters, lots of quotes from Scripture, and easily readable paragraphs. I'd definitely recommend it!

    Lea Novak

  • 5 Mar 6th 2014
    Life of Christ

    I have the published edition 1977 that belong to a friend of our family.

    Martha Tovar

  • 5 Jan 31st 2010
    read during lent

    This is the perfect read for lent. It is beautifully written by Bishop Sheen and can be read over and over.

    Marge

Customers Also Viewed