• Benedict XVI

  • Defender of the Faith
  • By: Joseph Pearce
  • Narrated by: Kevin O'Brien
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
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Pope Benedict XVI will go down in Church history as one of the greatest popes. In this heartfelt defense of Pope Benedict’s words and works, a tribute to his life and legacy and an homage to his sanity and sanctity, Joseph Pearce’s biography provides an unforgettable encounter with this great historical figure. 

As the defender of the Faith, Pope Benedict XVI fought tirelessly and largely successfully against the forces of secularism first as the indomitable Ratzinger, and then as the incomparable supreme pontiff. As an uncompromising defender of the dignity of the human person, he fought the wickedness of the world in his unremitting battle against the dictatorship of relativism and its culture of death. Within the Church, he fought against the spirit of the world in his war on modernism and its worship of the spirit of the age, restoring the splendor of truth in his defense of orthodoxy and the splendor of the liturgy in his defense of tradition. 

Years from now, Catholics will still look back on Pope Benedict’s enduring legacy with enormous gratitude. For he successfully steered the Barque of Peter in charity and truth against the evil tides that sought to engulf the Church.

©2021 Joseph Pearce (P)2021 TAN Books

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The most enlightening book I’ve ever read

Everyone in the world who loves Christ should read this amazing book! It has shed light on areas of uncertainty that I have struggled with and searched for as it relates to the meaning of love. Love is a rational choice not an irrational feeling. His words of poetry and truth.

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Hagiography of BXVI

If you were curious about Benedict the 16th or a fan of his he will appreciate it significantly. Mind you it is a litany of highlights with a little attention to areas of concern. Yet it is a wonderful refresher of a time with a pope who loves God and the Church