Ignatius Press

Relive the most important week in history

Ignatius Press and the Augustine Institute collaborate on FORMED-based book discussion of Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week

SAN FRANCISCO – Join Ignatius Press and the Augustine Institute for the first-ever FORMED-wide book club featuring a live discussion of Pope Emeritus Benedict’s masterpiece, JESUS OF NAZARETH: Holy Week, at 2 p.m. ET Monday, March 4. Led by Father Joseph Fessio, founder of Ignatius Press and a former student of Pope Benedict, the book club will delve into the week of Christ’s Passion in a group discussion on FORMED.org.

Fessio will share personal stories about Benedict's influence on his own life and the worldwide impact of this important book, and answer questions from those who register for the event. The live event will be the beginning of an ongoing discussion about the book during Lent (March 4-April 15).

Register for the book club: https://formed.org/promo/book-group-registration.

“Every good book is a new world, or a new way of looking at my old world,” said Fessio. “I’m enriched by reading it. But there’s an added enrichment — and an added joy — when I can converse about the book with others who have read it. Often that’s difficult or impossible. Now with the Formed Book Club, it’s no longer difficult. What a wonderful opportunity to share our insight — and our joy.”

In JESUS OF NAZARETH: Holy Week, Benedict challenges readers to contemplate the meaning and impact of Jesus' life. He looks at the days from Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem — to the herald of followers — to his suffering and death a few days later … and his resurrection and appearances to his apostles and disciples for another 40 days.

Benedict tackles many of history's most volatile questions about the final week of Jesus’ earthly life, including: Who killed Jesus? Was Jesus a political revolutionary? Was he the Messiah, the Son of God? What did Jesus teach about the end of the world? Did Jesus establish a community of disciples — the Church — to continue his work? What does the evidence tell us about Jesus' ultimate fate? Did he really rise from the dead?

For more information, or to schedule an interview with Father Joseph Fessio, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or [email protected]) of Carmel Communications.



Name: Kevin Wandra
Phone: 404-788-1276
Email: [email protected]