Who is Jesus Christ? How can we really know Him? People have been asking that major question for 2,000 years. The best answers are found in the four Gospels, but how are they to be understood, and applied to our modern lives and faith?
Cardinal Schonborn, former student of Pope Benedict XVI and well-known as a brilliant theologian, presents his second volume of reflections on the person of Christ, this time as found in the Gospel of Mark. Sunday after Sunday, Cardinal Schonborn uses the Gospel readings from Mark to explain the beauty of the Gospel in clear and understandable words.
The Cardinal emphasizes that each of the four Gospels is unique and has its own unmistakable shape and approach. He says that no other Gospel writer talks in such a human way about Jesus as Mark. Anger and sorrow, Jesus’ passionate emotional responses, are more explicitly mentioned in Mark than in the other Gospels. But however human Jesus may appear here, it is also Mark in particular who also strongly emphasizes his divinity. Believing in Jesus, having faith in him, is what Mark is all about.
Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, the Archbishop of Vienna, is a renowned theologian and spiritual wrtiter and teacher. A leading candidate for the papacy in the recent papal election, he has written numerous works on a wide variety of spiritual topics, including My Jesus, Living The Catechism Of The Catholic Church, and Loving The Church.
A mix of deep, rewarding reflection on the Gospel of Mark, and an intimate manner of writing that opens the Word of God to even the most casual reader. For anyone serious about deepening his or her encounter with the Word of God, this little book is essential
—Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Denver.