AUTHOR: Joseph Ratzinger
YEAR PUBLISHED: 1968
PUBLISHED BY: Communio Books/Ignatius Press
I recently read a biography about the current Pope and decided to read some of his writings. I ended up starting off with this one. I thought it would be interesting to get Pope Benedict's take on the essentials.
So far I am not disappointed with the book. He writes in a way that is just a tad hard to follow but I have been making my way through it. The guy is apparently very well-educated (of course, I already knew that having read his biography lol!).
Anyway, here is a really cool quote I got out of it so far:
"Faith is not a recitation of doctrines, an acceptance of theories about things of which in themselves one knows nothing and therefore asserts something all the louder....it signifies an 'about turn' by the whole person that from then on constantly structures one's existence....it is a conversion, an about turn, a shift of being...."