News in Book Review

Viewpoint: 'When China rules the world'

Viewpoint: 'When China rules the world'

by: David Alton - Independent Catholic News in Book Review,

 As Ricci understood in the seventeenth century, when high Confucian philosophy and Christian faith walk together, they are an extraordinarily powerful combination – and perhaps this will be China’s great gift to the world and certainly not something to fear. Perhaps, as he reflects on this, the perceptive Martin Jacques should ruefully recall that Christianity is also a principal reason why Marxism is yesterday rather than today in the former Soviet Union.

Facing down a tyrant, Mugabe and the White African by Ben Freeth

Facing down a tyrant, Mugabe and the White African by Ben Freeth

by: Philip Barclay in Book Review,

Freeth’s book, which shares the name of a documentary film made about his family, is a personal account of a terrible decade spent working in Zimbabwean agriculture. During the most intense phase of Mugabe’s farm invasions in 2000-2002, Freeth worked for the Farmers’ Union, doing what he could to protect his members – several of whom were killed in their homes.

Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week - Book Review

Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week - Book Review

by: Ignatius Press in Book Review,

"Only in this second volume do we encounter the decisive sayings and events of Jesus' life... I hope that I have been granted an insight into the figure of Our Lord that can be helpful to all readers who seek to encounter Jesus and to believe in Him."-Pope Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI's book on Jesus of Nazareth: "From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection"

Benedict XVI's book on Jesus of Nazareth: "From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection"

by: Vatican Information Service (VIS) in Book Review,

 

VATICAN CITY, 11 MAR 2011 (VIS) - In the Holy See Press Office yesterday afternoon, the second volume of Benedict XVI's book on Jesus of Nazareth: "From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection" was presented in the course of a press conference chaired by Cardinal Marc Ouellet P.S.S. prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, and Claudio Magris, a writer and German scholar.