The "names" of Christ are certain words or titles that are used in Sacred Scripture to refer to Christ. Sometimes these names do not designate Jesus exclusively, as is the case with "shepherd" and "son of God", although they are applied to him in a very special way. There are other names that pertain only to Christ, such as "Lamb of God" and "Bread of Life".The purpose of this little book is simply to reflect about and meditate on the names of Christ in order to draw near to him with humility, so we may know who he is and what sort of blessings the Father imparts to us through him. The fruit of such reflection should be the praise of God for his love and for the wonders he has done and continues to do for us, gratitude for all his boundless gifts, and, as a consequence, love for him who loved us first.Thus the reader will discover a rich and limitless prospect for learning about Christ through the Scriptures: he will see "the unsearchable riches of Christ" (Eph 3:8) and in these riches find joy, peace, and a pattern of life.
"The dignity of the Lord Jesus is so great that no single title can express it. The Cardinal's profound reflections on the names of Jesus in the Bible will help you grasp more clearly who Jesus Christ truly is."—Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.Editor, Homiletic & Pastoral Review
Cardinal Jorge Medina Estevez, is the former Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. A peritus at the Second Vatican Council, he is also the author of numerous essays, books and articles on theology.