Pope Benedict is a wonderful teacher, with the gift of being able to explain complicated theological subjects in terms thelay person can easily understand. These are wonderful teachings, and I certainly hope they are compiled in a book.
Pope Benedict's election was the impetus for my finally undergoing instruction and joining the Catholic Church. I as accepted at Easter of this year. The Light of Christ shines from his face, and I feel privileged to have him as the leader of the Church. He is a true blessing.
I am overjoyed for you. As one sister in Christ to another, Welcome home! Praised be Jesus Christ!