Although many books describe the events of the Incarnation, life, and death of Jesus Christ, few attempt to provide a deeper background into the culture and mentality of those who lived as Christ began his mission on earth.
Palestine had been at the crossroads of cultural conflict and influence for centuries when it gave birth to the new religion of Christianity.
In this reprint, Franz Willam explores the Scriptural and cultural roots of Christianity at its beginnings.
He thus illuminates the events that took place in the life of Jesus and his parents so that modern readers can appreciate the lessons of ordinary struggle that those first believers practiced.
“This book on Mary is the best I have read so far. Both a spiritual and learning experience. Great read!”
— Reader, Marion R.
This is the best book I’ve ever read on Mary, the Mother of Jesus. It makes her more approachable when you consider her life in her times. Life was short and difficult. She suffered a lot but was in perfect communion with God’s will. I’ve given a copy to both my sisters and we have all enjoyed it and talked about what her life was like. I highly recommend it.
— Reader, J. Pfleger
About the Author
Franz Willam was an Austrian priest, theologian and author.
Pope Benedict XVI mentions Willam in the foreword to his Jesus book, counting him among the authors of “inspiring Jesus books” in the 1930s and 1940s. Willam also made a name for himself as a Newman researcher.