I just started reading this book - The Apostles by Pope Benedict XVI published by Our Sunday Visitor in July 2007. Actually I read the last chapter first and then went to the beginning.
The Amazon Book description goes like this -
Through the Apostles, we come to Jesus himself—Pope Benedict XVI
In this fascinating and inspirational journey with the friends of Jesus, Pope Benedict XVI demonstrates a profound, unbreakable continuity–built upon the foundation of the Apostles and alive in the succession of the Apostles—by which Christ is present today in His people and His church.
Let Pope Benedict be your guide as the distance of centuries is overcome and he reveals the impact of Christ s vision through the calling and works of the Apostles. Ignite your faith with this timeless connection between Jesus, His Apostles, the Church, and you.
As Jesus said to his first two future Apostles, Come and see. Come so that you will be able to see.
Already I feel that I know Peter, Andrew and James the Greater in a new and better way. I can’t wait to learn more about the rest of Jesus’ closest friends.