This easy-to-use companion study guide helps the readers who approach Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict’s Jesus of Nazareth without the benefit of extensive theological or biblical training. The goal is not to replace Benedict’s book but to make it more accessible, more fruitful for the average reader—whether lay, religious, priest or deacon.
Designed for individual study or for group/parish discussion, this guide has the following features for each section and chapter of Jesus of Nazareth:
- a reader-friendly summary
- an outline
- a list of key terms
- questions for understanding, reflection, application and discussion
- a section for readers to include their personal reflections on the reading
The guide also includes an ample introduction explaining the background for understanding Pope Benedict’s approach and how to use this guide as an easy-to-use glossary that defines important terms and identifies key people discussed in Jesus of Nazareth.