Christ is as popular as ever. Films, books, and news articles
ask,"Who was Jesus Christ?" Even outside of Christianity he
continues to appeal to people. And yet for so many, the popular Jesus
is not the Jesus of Christianity. The popular Jesus makes no demands
and never challenges people. He accepts everyone and everything under
the Way to Jesus Christ is a series of meditations that Pope
Benedict XVI wrote while he was Prefect for the Congregation of the
Doctrine of the Faith. The true Jesus he writes, is the Jesus of the
Gospels who "is quite different, demanding and bold. The Jesus
who makes everything okay for everyone is a phantom, a dream, not a
real figure. The Jesus of the Gospels is certainly not convenient for
us. But it is precisely in this way that he answers the deepest
question of our existence, which--whether we want to or not--keeps us
on the lookout for God, for a gratification that is limitless, for
the infinite. We must again set out on the way to this real Jesus."
book also examines whether Jesus Christ is the only savior, and the
Church's responsibility to evangelize. It concludes with reflections
on Jesus' Presence in the Holy Eucharist, and the Catechism of the
Catholic Church's presentation of the Christian mystery as seen
through the Catechism's dynamic view of Sacred Scripture.
the Way to Jesus Christ is for anyone--believer or
nonbeliever-who wants better to understand the true Jesus, the Jesus
of the Gospels, the Christ of Christianity.