Benedict XVI: A Life Volume 1

Volume One: Youth in Nazi Germany to the Second Vatican Council 1927 - 1965

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  • Product Code: BAL1H
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781472979193
  • Length: 1.75
  • Size (HxW): 9.5 x 6.25
  • Pages: 496
  • Availability: In stock
  • Publication date: December 15, 2020
  • Weight: 32 oz
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Benedict XVI: A Life, Volume One offers insight into the young life and rise through the Church’s ranks of a man who would become a hero and a lightning rod for Catholics the world over. Based on countless hours of interviews in Rome with Benedict himself, this much-anticipated two-volume biography is the definitive record of the life of Joseph Ratzinger and the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI.

Volume I follows the early life of the future pope, from his days growing up in Germany and his conscription into the Hitler Youth during World War II to his career as an academic theologian and eventual Archbishop of Munich. 

This necessary companion to Benedict’s own memoirs, Milestones and Last Testament, is the fullest account to date of the life of a radical Catholic leader who has continued to make news while cloistered in retirement in the Vatican gardens.

Peter Seewald

Peter Seewald is a veteran German journalist who has done two other internationally best-selling book length interviews with Joseph Ratzinger (now Benedict XVI): Salt of the Earth  and God and the World.  He is also the author of Benedict XVI : An Intimate Portrait,  and the photo-biography, Pope Benedict XVI: Servant of the Truth.


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by Frank
on 10/23/2021
from Norfolk
A must read
Having read much by and about Pope Benedict, I was pleasantly surprised by the new insights into this great man’s life. It also provides an excellent review of  environment in Germany and how it impacts Benedict’s thinking. Highly recommended!
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