When it comes to books about Catholicism, Benedict XVI has written some of the best including the famous trilogy about Jesus of Nazareth. By the time he stepped down from the papal office, he'd published 66 books. Quite an output and even more remarkable because of their accessibility to the modern reader.
As a fairly new convert to the Catholic faith, I wanted to gain a deeper understanding. To do that I've embarked on a journey into books by Catholic authors. While there are many Catholic writers who capture my imagination including G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Flannery O'Connor, I've decided to make the books by Benedict XVI a major reading project.
For me, Benedict is an easy choice. Will I get through all 66 books? I don't know, but my goal is to read Benedict extensively and that is what I'll be doing in 2013 and beyond. I loved my first slip into the waters when, in 2012, I read the devotional below.