Hot off the Press! Yet Another Book Giveaway

Yves Congar My Journal of the CouncilThis week, the third and final (for the time being) book giveaway.  We’ve been happy to see such a positive response to the two previous opportunities.

This time we’re giving away five copies of Yves Congar’s My Journal of the Council (excerpt here).

Congar was, of course, one of the most active and influential theologians at the Second Vatican Council. Knowing that he was playing a role in an historic event, Congar began keeping careful notes from the very beginning of his involvement and continued until the Council’s close.  But these notes are far from a simple catalog of people and dates – they offer fascinating insights into the behind-the-scenes machinations of the Council and are full of very personal, even emotional, observations.  (See the review that appeared recently at National Review Online here.)

Because of the very personal nature of this journal, Congar insisted it be embargoed from any publication until the year 2000. It appeared in French in 2002, but only now is it available in English.

Joseph Komanchak calls this work “indispensable reading for anyone who wishes to understand the texts, and the drama, of Vatican II” and Mary Catherine Hilkert, OP, has noted that “this volume provides a rare glimpse into the personal and spiritual cost of Congar’s love of truth and his commitment to hand on the Church’s authentic Tradition as a living heritage of faith.”

Enter to win a copy of the book by filling out the form below. Entries must be submitted by 4 PM CST Friday, June 8, 2012.

Winners will be announced on Pray Tell.

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  1. Knowing my luck I thought “I’m not going to win this – how much does it cost?” And so I looked it up on the Mazon UK site – apparently over £70!

    Surely not? How fortunate are those who can put this on their “Necessary Expenses” account.

  2. I remember buying Father Kung’s book when it came out. It wasn’t cheap then. I don’t recall what I paid for it.

  3. I wish I had known about this give away before I ordered the
    book. It is a fascinating read. I won a copy of Rausch’s
    Eschatology, Liturgy and Christology in the last give away
    and have found it to be a great read. Thanks for your generosity.

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