God Is Ever New; Meditations on Life, Love, and Freedom

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With this concise anthology of Benedict XVI's lessons on the Christian life—on faith, hope, love, joy, youth, holiness, and freedom—readers find themselves walking side by side with a great spiritual father.

"Benedict XVI", as Pope Francis reflects in the book's foreword, "knew how to bring heart and mind, thought and feeling, rationality and emotion in concert with one another—a fruitful model of how one can tell the world about the shattering power of the Gospel."

The crystallized excerpts in God Is Ever New are drawn from lectures, speeches, homilies, and documents across the course of Benedict's papacy. Each grants a glimpse of a God who is full of surprises, never dull. Here, Benedict speaks not in the voice of an academic theologian but of a pastor, a companion on the journey.

Let these poetic insights of Benedict XVI accompany you daily: in prayer, in adoration, in study, and in love.


Pope Benedict XVI is widely recognized as one of the most brilliant theologians and spiritual leaders of our age. As Pope he authored the best-selling Jesus of Nazareth; and prior to his pontificate, he wrote many influential books that continue to remain important for the contemporary Church, such as Introduction to Christianity and The Spirit of the Liturgy.



"This slender volume is a compressed treasure. The texts represent Benedict's more pastoral and even intimate side. This highly personal style lends a universal accessibility to his always profound thoughts. With good reason Pope Francis calls the book in his foreword 'a kind of "spiritual synthesis" of the writings of Benedict XVI'."
— Fr. Simeon Leiva, O.C.S.O., Author, Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word

"This beautiful collection of essays is the perfect book for the busy Christian who wants deep spiritual enrichment but needs bite-sized doses. As with all of Benedict's work, these pages engage both the intellect and the soul."
— Jennifer Fulwiler, Author, Something Other Than God

"God Is Ever New is a masterpiece! Beautifully crafted vignettes reflecting a lifetime of insights and wisdom. Benedict XVI takes the reader on a journey exploring the existence and relevance of God, the purpose and meaning of love, and the intimate relationship between truth, freedom, and the human person. This book is a compass pointing us toward our ultimate end, creating space for all to enter God's heart and be embraced by his merciful love."
— Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Author, Building a Civilization of Love

"Benedict XVI deeply grasped both the depths of the Catholic faith and the crisis of belief in the West. He had the brilliant ability to articulate complex theology in a clear and succinct fashion, always catechizing, inspiring, and inviting his listeners into a profound relationship with the Lord. Custom-made for prayerful reflection, God Is Ever New brings us the fullness of Benedict's prodigious mind and faithful heart. This fine book will become an integral part of your spiritual life."
— Bishop Donald J. Hying, Author, Love Never Fails: Living the Catholic Faith in Our Daily Live

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