That's right... I've heard this before, but it now seems to be official. Here's what Reuters is reporting:
Pope Benedict is writing a book on Jesus that will become the second major theological work of his pontificate, a Vatican source said on Tuesday.Recently, I saw this picture of the Pope on vacation, writing something. I thought, "That looks like a book project." I can hardly wait. Here's the whole story.
The book, expected to be completed by the end of the summer, focuses on Jesus, the human race and Christianity's relationship with other faiths.
The work, which Benedict started before becoming pope in April 2005, comes at a time when he seeks to restore a strong sense of faith among Catholics in the face of growing secularism and competition form other religions, including Islam.
Benedict, a leading Catholic theologian and prolific author, aimed to include reflections from his experience as pope in the book written in the form of a "theological narrative," the Rome-based la Repubblica newspaper said.