Pattern Divine: Our Lord's Hidden Life
by Fr. Patrick J. Temple, S.T.D.
389 pp. Paperback
This book is now available new - one of the many excellent Catholic books being reprinted from the original first editions.
Wonderful reading for Advent and Christmas and for anyone making a study of the Gospels, Pattern Divine is a comprehensive study of the life of Christ up to the beginning of the public ministry. Reliable sources available at the time of its writing (publication date: 1950) were utilized by the author to amplify the meager account found in the Gospel narratives, especially for the period of the hidden life at Nazareth.
Besides its critical and scholarly quality, Pattern Divine has a warmth of piety that reflects the habitual attitude of the author, who made the subject of Our Lord's hidden life the subject of his life's study. And this is what makes the book so appealing, able to absorb one into the very lives of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
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