Pope Francis

1 The Name of God Is Mercy

Author : Pope Francis & Oonagh Stransky
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-01-12
Description :  <i><b>NEW YORK TIMES </b></i><b>BESTSELLER •&#xa0;</b>In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart—mercy—which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy.<br /><br /> In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains—through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor—why “mercy is the first attribute of God.” God “does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins,” he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts—on the contrary, its duty is to go out into the world to find its way into the consciousness of people so that they can assume responsibility for, and move away from, the bad things they have done.<br /><br /> The first Jesuit and the first South American to be elected Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has traveled around the world spreading God’s message of mercy to the largest crowds in papal history. Clear and profound, <i>The Name of God Is Mercy</i> resonates with this desire to reach all those who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds. It is being published in more than eighty countries around the world.<br /><br /> <i>“The name of God is mercy. There are no situations we cannot get out of, we are not condemned to sink into quicksand.”—Pope Francis</i><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Name of God Is Mercy</i></b><br /><br /> “Francis speaks succinctly—and with refreshing forthrightness. . . . He emphasizes moral sincerity over dogma, an understanding of the complexities of the world and individual experience over rigid doctrine. . . . The pope has an easy conversational style that moves effortlessly between folksy sayings and erudite allusions, between common-sense logic and impassioned philosophical insights.”<b>—Michiko Kakutani, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><br />“What makes his book most moving is the way in which this man, without disrespecting his own privacy or offering false bromides of modesty, opens the sacred space of his conscience to explain how he came to center his ministry, and now his papacy, around mercy.”<b>—James Carroll, <i>The New Yorker</i></b><br /><br />“As he has done throughout his papacy, Pope Francis shows in this book a compelling way to present God’s love anew to a skeptical world without denying the ancient teachings of faith. But now he is challenging the entire Church to trek a new way forward.”<b>—<i>Time</i></b><br /><br /> “Francis enjoys sharing personal stories of God’s grace and mercy in the lives of parishioners from his native Argentina, people he has known and who have recognized themselves as sinners.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br />“Powerful . . . Francis’s book signals a plea for a change of attitude on the part of the faithful and their pastors. . . . Bishops and priests will talk and quarrel over the text for months, even years to come. And that, perhaps, is what Francis intends.”<b>—<i>Financial Times</i></b><br /><br /> “Deepens his calls for a more merciful Catholic Church . . . The question-and-answer book is told in simple, breezy language, with the pope referring to experiences and people in his own life.”<b>—<i>Newsday</i></b><br /><br /> “Francis has offered his most detailed outline yet for the role of the Catholic church in the modern era.”<b>—<i>National Catholic Reporter</i></b><br /><br /><b>Translated by Oonagh Stransky&#xa0;</b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

2 The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium)

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-03-06
Description :  The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium) is the long-awaited teaching of Pope Francis on the proclamation of the Gospel. Pope Francis is calling upon the Church and the world with encouragement to begin a new chapter in evangelization. This dynamic document is written in the plain, everyday language for which the pope has become famous.

3 The Joy of the Gospel

Author : Pope Francis, Robert Barron & James Martin
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-10-07
Description :  <b>The&#xa0;perfect gift!&#xa0;A specially priced, beautifully designed hardcover edition of <i>The Joy of the Gospel</i> with&#xa0;a foreword by Robert Barron and an afterword by James Martin, SJ.<br /><br />&#xa0;“The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus… In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” <br />– Pope Francis<br />&#xa0;<br /></b>This special edition of Pope Francis's popular message of hope explores themes that are important for believers in the 21st century. Examining the many obstacles to faith and what can be done to overcome those hurdles, he emphasizes the importance of service to God and all his creation. Advocating for “the homeless, the addicted, refugees, indigenous peoples, the elderly who are increasingly isolated and abandoned,” the Holy Father shows us how to respond to poverty and current economic challenges that affect us locally and globally. Ultimately, Pope Francis demonstrates how to develop a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ, “to recognize the traces of God’s Spirit in events great and small.”<br />&#xa0;<br />Profound in its insight, yet warm and accessible in its tone, <i>The Joy of the Gospel</i> is a call to action to live a life motivated by divine love and, in turn, to experience heaven on earth. <br /><br />Includes a foreword by Robert Barron, author of <i>Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith</i> and James Martin, SJ, author of <i>Jesus: A Pilgrimage</i><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

4 The Church of Mercy

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2014-04-25
Description :  <b>"A magnificent book, bursting with profound spiritual insights, from a man who has quickly become of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time." --James Martin, SJ, author of <i>Jesus: A Pilgrimage</i></b><i><br /></i><br />In the year since he was elected, Pope Francis’s simple message of mercy, service, and renewal has spread to every corner of the world. Through his gentle demeanor, selfless actions, and welcoming call for service to others, Pope Francis has captured the attention of a world longing for an authentic message of hope—we want to hear what he has to say.&#xa0;<br />Collected from Pope Francis’s speeches, homilies, and papers presented during the first year of his papacy, <i>The Church of Mercy</i> is the first Vatican-authorized book detailing his vision for the Catholic Church. From how to be citizens of the world to answering God’s call for evangelization, Pope Francis's deep wisdom reminds us that the Church must move beyond its own walls and joyfully bring God's mercy wherever suffering, division, or injustice exists.<br />Named TIME Magazine’s 2013 “Person of the Year,” Pope Francis is helping the Church continue toward an authentic Christianity that is faithful to the Gospel and resonant with the world’s greatest needs. <i>The Church of Mercy </i>encourages each of us to ignite the flame within to help share the light of Christ and revitalize the Church.

5 The Light of Faith (Lumen Fidei)

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2013-07-25
Description :  Pope Francis’s first encyclical illuminates the urgent need in today’s secularized culture to reclaim faith as the guiding light to understanding human existence. Faith is considered in light of idolatry, reason, science, knowledge, truth, love, and theology.

6 Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality

Author : Pope Francis & Naomi Oreskes
Genre :  Public Administration  Books  Politics & Current Events  Science & Nature  Nature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-07-23
Description :  <b>The complete text of <i>Laudato Si</i>’,<i> </i>the landmark encyclical letter from Pope Francis that, as <i>Time</i> magazine reported, “rocked the international community”</b><br /><br />In the <i>Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality</i>, the beloved Pope exhorts the world to combat environmental degradation and its impact on the poor. In a stirring, clarion call that is not merely aimed at Catholic readers but rather at a wide, lay audience, the Pope cites the overwhelming scientific evidence of climate change, and does not hesitate to detail how it is the result of a historic level of unequal distribution of wealth.<br /><br />It is, in short, as the <i>New York Times </i>labeled it, “An urgent call to action . . . intended to persuade followers&#xa0;around the world to change their behavior, in hopes of protecting a fragile planet.”<br /><br /> With an insightful and informative introduction by Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, famed for her bestselling <i>Merchants of Doubt:</i> <i>How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.</i><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

7 Gaudete et Exsultate--Rejoice and be Glad

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2018-04-09
Description :  Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhoration Rejoice and be Glad--Gaudete et Exsultate&#xa0;involves the call to holiness in the modern world, a topic that has been at the heart of the pontificate of Francis since the beginning.<br /><br />At its outset, Francis makes clear that this magisterial text does not seek “to be a treatise on holiness” but to “re-propose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time, with all its risks, challenges and opportunities”. The pontiff launches a plain, essential message, indicating that what counts, what is the essence of Christian life is to “seek and find God in all things. "It means letting Christ work in our actions. That His thoughts may be our thoughts, His feelings our feelings, His choices our choices. This is holiness, doing as Christ did is Christian holiness." And in this sense he hopes that his “pages will prove helpful by enabling the whole Church to devote herself anew to promoting the desire for holiness”.&#xa0;<br /><br />This universal call to holiness is a key teaching from the Second Vatican Council.&#xa0;

8 Catechesis on Hope

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2017-11-07
Description :  All 38 addresses from the Holy Father's recent reflections on hope. A valuable resource for prayer and spiritual reading, in order to live “joyfully in hope” and pass on this joy to everyone around us.

9 Encountering Truth

Author : Pope Francis, Antonio Spadaro & Federico Lombardi
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-06-16
Description :  <b>Experience the morning homilies of Pope Francis and witness&#xa0; how he continues to change the life of the Catholic Church.</b><br /><b>&#xa0;</b><br />Shortly after seven in the morning, Pope Francis gives a brief homily in the little Vatican chapel of Saint Martha, in front of an audience that is always different: gardeners, office workers, nuns and priests, as well as a growing group of journalists. It is a set appointment, and in some ways a revolutionary innovation, where a pope speaks to everyone, off the cuff, without any written text, as he would have done as a parish priest. <br /><i><br />Encountering Truth</i> is a collection of highlights from these homilies from March 2013 to May 2014. Along with summaries by Radio Vaticana (who recorded and transcribed the homilies) and commentary by Father Antonio Spadaro, SJ, these reflections provide moments of inspiration, simplicity, and a glimpse into the papal world very few ever get to experience.

10 The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia)

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-04-22
Description :  Maybe you come from a happy family, a healthy family. Or maybe yours is a flawed family, a struggling family, a broken family. Maybe you're scared to get married and have a family. No matter who you are, you are part of a family, and Pope Francis wrote this love letter to you. He addresses all the myriad realities of families today with compassion, hope, and encouragement.

11 Rejoice and be glad (Gaudete et Exsultate)

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2018-04-11
Description :  "<br /><br />Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhoration " Gaudete et Exsultate" (Rejoice and be glad) involves the call to re-propose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time. As he has explained in this way, “Seeing and acting with mercy: That is holiness.”<br /><br />Throughout the document, Francis urges followers not to withdraw from the world but to engage with it, and to be less consumed with showy demonstrations of faith and piousness than with patiently and lovingly raising children, working hard to support families and representing what he called “the middle class of holiness.

12 Pope Francis Speaks to Our Hearts

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-09-01
Description :  The short excerpts in this book, taken from Pope Francis’ homilies and addresses since becoming pope, reflect his warm pastoral style and cover themes that we can expect to hear from him again and again.

13 Happiness in This Life

Author : Pope Francis & Oonagh Stransky
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2017-12-05
Description :  <b>A collection of homilies, speeches, and “messages of the day” that brings together Pope Francis’s wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> For Pope Francis, the appreciation of our everyday lives is a spiritual undertaking. Joy is a divine attribute, and creating joy around us an essential part of faith. Every homily and speech in this book delivers, in warm, engaging language accessible to believers and nonbelievers alike, a key lesson, instructing readers on finding love and happiness in a chaotic world.<br /><br /> Along the way, Pope Francis discusses the sanctity of women’s rights, talks about how the love of sports can bring out our best qualities, and explains why fighting discrimination is the essence of loving thy neighbor. He shares personal stories and anecdotes from his life, provides comforting messages of hope, and discusses the ways flawed families can make you a better person. The core ideas of Francis’s papacy—mercy, support for marginalized people, and diplomacy—shine through.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Happines in This Life</i></b><br /><br />“Though the title of the book mentions happiness, this collection of thoughts addresses something much deeper—joy. Bringing together excerpts from Pope Francis’s sermons, speeches, prayers, and addresses,<br /> these pieces address a range of themes, from mercy and humility to simplicity and family. . . . Readers will be encouraged to clear away the cacophony of modern society and embrace the simplicity of joy. A book as loving and encouraging as the man himself seems to be.”—<b><i>Booklist</i></b><br /><br /> “With this wide-ranging collection of writings, homilies, and addresses, the current pontiff dispels any notion that religious practice is dour and antiquated. . . . It brings together the pope’s most affecting passages to inspire Catholics (and those of other faiths) to lift up those around them.”—<b><i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><br /> “Reminiscent of the gentle encouragement of the Dalai Lama . . . Family-centered and practical—especially on difficult matters of familial contention—these homilies are, on the whole, gentle encouragements to do the right thing. . . . [This] collection offers clear insight into the pope’s doctrinal concerns.”—<b><i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b>

14 In Him Alone Is Our Hope

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-08-01
Description :  The Church according to the heart of Pope Francis. <br /><br />In this book, following the spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio meditates upon the crucial issues at stake in the vocation of a bishop. In so doing, he offers us his vision of the Church, setting forth the outlines of what could well be the reform program of Pope Francis.<br /><br />This book is an invitation that Pope Francis extends to each one of us: “And if you are willing to go on this retreat with me, are you ready to follow in the footsteps of the Lord?”<br /><br />A rich, captivating text with a strong, uncom­promising message. It’s a spiritual page turner you won’t want to put down!

15 The Joy of Love

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Family & Relationships 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-04-08
Description :  <i>Amoris Laetitia</i> (Latin for <b>The Joy of Love</b>) is the post-synodal apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis. Dated 19 March 2016 and released on 8 April 2016. It follows the Synods on the Family held in 2014 and 2015.<br /> Its introduction and nine chapters comprise 325 numbered paragraphs. Quotations are drawn from earlier popes, documents of the Second Vatican Council and regional bishops' conferences, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.. It includes what is thought to be the first reference to a film in a papal document, Babette's Feast (1987), along with references to works by Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz, Antonin Sertillanges, Gabriel Marcel, and Mario Benedetti.<br /><br /> <i>"The 256-page document — known as an apostolic exhortation and titled “Amoris Laetitia,” Latin for “The Joy of Love” — calls for priests to welcome single parents, gay people and unmarried straight couples who are living together." </i><b><i>— Jim Yardley and Laurie Goodstein — The New York Times</i></b>&#xa0;<br /><br /> <i>"In his first major teaching on family issues, Pope Francis advances the power of local bishops to include divorced and remarried Catholics in church life, perhaps even letting them celebrate the Eucharist, while largely sidestepping hot-button social issues like gay marriage and married clergy." </i><b><i>— Elizabeth Dias — TIME</i></b><br /><br /> <i>The Joy of Love</i> has an Introduction and 9 Chapters:<br /> <b>INTRODUCTION</b>:<br /> <b>CHAPTER ONE</b>: In the Light of the Word<br /> <b>CHAPTER TWO</b>: The Experiences and Challenges of Families<br /> <b>CHAPTER THREE</b>: Looking to Jesus, The Vocation of the Family<br /> <b>CHAPTER FOUR</b>: Love in Marriage<br /> <b>CHAPTER FIVE</b>: Love Made Fruitful<br /> <b>CHAPTER SIX</b>: Some Pastoral Perspectives<br /> <b>CHAPTER SEVEN</b>: Towards a Better Education of Children<br /> <b>CHAPTER EIGHT</b>: Accompanying, Discerning and Integrating Weakness<br /> <b>CHAPTER NINE</b>: The Spirituality of Marriage and the Family

16 Our Father

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2018-03-13
Description :  <b>National Bestseller! Pope Francis provides new insights into the most popular prayer in Christianity, offering readers a guide to living a life of meaning, purpose and strength.</b><br /><br />This new work by Pope Francis illuminates the most important prayer in all of Christianity, verse by verse, in conversation with Father Marco Pozza, a theologian and a prison chaplain in Padua, Italy. Here Francis offers unprecedented insight on Jesus's most profound words, while exploring the importance of social justice, benevolence, and forgiveness, key elements of Bergoglio's papacy. <br /><br /><i>Our Father: The Lord's Prayer</i> looks to address the concerns and hopes of today's men and women, seeking to become a guide to living a life that is full of meaning, purpose, and strength. "It takes courage to truly believe that God is the Father that accompanies us, forgives us, gives us bread, is attentive to everything we ask...what if it is not true?" the Pope writes. Challenging this doubt, he issues a call to "dare...help each other, one another to dare."

17 Walking with Jesus

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2015-04-05
Description :  In <i>Walking with Jesus: A Way Forward for the Church</i>, Pope Francis urges us to make Jesus central in our individual lives and in the collective life of the Church—to walk toward him, and ultimately to walk with him at all times and in all places.<br /><br /> With a foreword by Archbishop of Chicago Blase J. Cupich, Pope Francis’s first major appointment in the United States, <i>Walking with Jesus </i>offers the Church a much-needed way forward, past its inner and outer walls, as it fearlessly follows Christ toward the future.&#xa0;

18 Pope Francis in Myanmar and Bangladesh

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2017-12-04
Description :  Pope Francis: apostolic visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh from 26 November to 2 December 2017, all the addresses and homilies.

19 Lumen Fidei: The Light of Faith

Author : Pope Francis & Scott Hahn
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-11-19
Description :  <i>The encyclical letter Lumen Fidei is the great monument of the Year of Faith declared by Pope Benedict XVI and brought to completion by Pope Francis. It is a capstone of the year, but at the same time a milestone of a long road, a road we have only begun to travel: the road of the New Evangelization.”</i> –from the Foreword by Scott Hahn<br />&#xa0;<br />On June 29, 2013 Pope Francis issued his first papal letter reflecting on the nature of belief and the need to renew our faith for a bright future of charity and love for all. <br />"The light of Faith: this is how the Church's tradition speaks of the great gift brought by Jesus," Pope Francis writes.&#xa0; "In John's Gospel, Christ says of himself: 'I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.'" Here is an illuminating work inviting all to lead a more spiritual and faith-based, a reminder that with faith comes service, and with service to others and to God comes heaven on earth.

20 The Joy of the Gospel

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-10-14
Description :  What on earth are you chasing? We are all chasing something, and always for the same reason: we want something or someone to give us the joy we yearn for at the very depths of our being. All too often we are searching for joy in all the wrong places. Pope Francis calls this the feverish pursuit of the frivolous.<br /><br />What brings you joy? We live busy lives and in the midst of all the chasing it is essential that we slow down from time to time, and not just slow down, but pause, to reflect of who we are, where we are, and what we are doing. Is all the chasing bringing us the joy that God created us to experience?<br /><br />Jesus Christ, the undeniable, inescapable, unavoidable God, wants to fill you with joy. The Gospels are the most complete record of his life and teachings, and they hold the key to the joy we never stop yearning for.<br /><br />Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all chasing Jesus. In this book, Pope Francis explains how and why embracing the Gospel is the source of this joy. Through his personal passion, he brings to life the Gospels for the people of this age, by taking the reader on a journey exploring many of the challenges facing the people of God today, while at the same time inviting the reader to whole-heartedly embrace the Gospel like never before.<br /><br />The Joy of the Gospel is a deeply personal invitation to reflect on the gap between the life we are living and the life God calls us to live. It is an invitation to love both God and our neighbor more fully. It is an invitation to live more fully in the midst of the opportunities and challenges that each day presents.

21 Hold on To Hope

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2013-12-02
Description :  Pope Francis has captured the attention of the world with his simple ways, humbleness, and love for the poor and sick. With <i>The Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis</i>, be transported to St. Peter's Square and listen to his teachings as he presents simple and profound insights for our modern times.

22 Pope Francis in Chile and Peru

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2018-02-05
Description :  eBook with all the homilies and addresses from the apostolic journey of Pope Francis to Chile and Peru (15 to 22 January 2018).

23 Dear Pope Francis

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Religion  Books  Young Adult 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2016-02-01
Description :  <i>Now a </i>New York Times<i> best seller!</i><br /><br /> If you could ask Pope Francis one question, what would it be?<br /><br /> Small children have BIG questions. Some are fun. Some are serious. And some will quietly break your heart. In&#xa0;<i>Dear Pope Francis</i>, the Pope’s first book for children, he personally responds to 30 questions from children all over the world. With his optimistic heart, Pope Francis writes with an honesty that will impact every reader long after the final page is turned. Illuminating and inspiring,&#xa0;<i>Dear Pope Francis&#xa0;</i>is a lasting book with a universal message for children and adults.<br /><br /><i>Dear Pope Francis</i>&#xa0;is also available in Spanish&#xa0;as&#xa0;<i>Querido Papa Francisco</i>.<br />

24 The Joy of Evangelization

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2013-12-02
Description :  Pope Francis has captured the attention of the world with his simple ways, humbleness, and love for the poor and sick. With <i>The Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis</i>, be transported to St. Peter's Square and listen to his teachings as he presents simple and profound insights for our modern times.

25 A Big Heart Open to God

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-12-10
Description :  The world was shocked when Jesuit magazines across the globe simultaneously released an exclusive interview with Pope Francis, just six months into his historic papacy. Within minutes of its release, the interview dominated the worldwide media. In a wide-ranging conversation, Pope Francis spoke movingly about his spiritual life, his hopes for church reform, his open-minded stance toward gays and lesbians, his views on women, and even his favorite movies.<br /><br />America magazine, where the idea for the interview originated, commissioned a team of five Italian-language experts to ensure that the pope's words were transmitted accurately into English. Now this remarkable, historic, and moving interview is available in book form.<br /><br />In addition to the full papal interview conducted by Antonio Spadaro, SJ, on behalf of the Jesuit journals, A Big Heart Open to God includes an introduction by the editor in chief of America, Matt Malone, SJ, describing the genesis of the interview, a series of responses by a diverse range of Catholic voices, and a spiritual refection on the interview by James Martin, SJ, author of Te Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything. In his refection, Father Martin helps readers use the pope's powerful comments as a foundation for personal prayer.<br /><br />In this historic interview, Pope Francis's vision for the church and humanity itself is delivered through a warm and intimate conversation, and he shows us all how to have a big heart open to God.

26 Amoris Laetitia--the Joy of Love

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-05-20
Description :  Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhoratation on the family, draws together almost three years of consultations with Catholics in countries around the world. The lengthy document, entitled ‘Amoris Laetitia’, or The Joy of Love, affirms the Church’s teaching that stable families are the building blocks of a healthy society and a place where children learn to love, respect and interact with others. At the same time the text warns against idealizing the many challenges facing family life, urging Catholics to care for, rather than condemning, all those whose lives do not reflect the teaching of the Church. In particular the document focuses on the need for “personal and pastoral discernment’” for individuals, recognizing that “neither the Synod, nor this Exhortation could be expected to provide a new set of general rules, canonical in nature and applicable to all cases”

27 Beautiful Mercy

Author : Pope Francis, Matthew Kelly, Donald Wuerl, Larry Richards, Michael Gaitley, Donald Calloway, Allen Hunt, Kerry Weber, Olga Yaqob, Christopher West, Lisa Hendey, Marie Veritas, Carolyn Woo, Lisa Brenninkmeyer, Curtis Martin, Sarah Swafford, Mary Madeline Todd, Helena Burns, Jackie Francois-Angel, Jennifer Fulwiler, Daniel Burke, Matt Fradd, James Mallon, Mike Schmitz, John Michael Talbot, Charles Pope & Scott Hahn
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-11-13
Description :  Giving and receiving mercy is central to living a life of passion and is central to living the life God calls us to. We all need mercy at different times in our lives, and we all have an obligation to give mercy to others at different times in our lives. If you think about it, God’s mercy is overwhelmingly generous. He calls us to respond with the same spirit of generosity.<br /><br />The perfect companion for the Year of Mercy called for by Pope Francis, Beautiful Mercy provides an encounter with the heart of God. By focusing on the seven spiritual and seven corporal works of mercy, it inspires readers to realize that extraordinary acts of love are possible for us all—no matter where we are in life. <br /><br />Once again bringing to light the genius of Catholicism, best-selling author Matthew Kelly has enlisted the help of twenty-four incredible authors who witness to the power of God’s mercy, provide simple, practical tips on how to be an instrument of that mercy, and bring hope to anyone searching for deeper meaning in life.<br /><br />This book will touch the core of who you are. In the end, we all need God’s mercy. So, no matter who you are, no matter what you have been through, there is no better time than right now to rediscover the incredible power of God’s mercy.<br /><br />Beautiful Mercy is an invitation to rediscover God’s unconditional love so you can share it with others.

28 Open Mind, Faithful Heart

Author : Pope Francis & Jorge Bergoglio
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $22.99
Release Date :  2013-11-01
Description :  These challenging meditations on the scriptures provide valuable insight into how Pope Francis understands the person of Jesus and the Christian calling. Anticipating his retirement as archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio gathered together his most probing reflections on the meaning of Christian discipleship. In these profound texts Cardinal Bergoglio draws on the Gospels and the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius to explain how all Christians are called to follow Jesus in the struggle to make God’s reign a reality on earth.

29 The Light of Faith (Lumen Fidei)

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2013-08-06
Description :  Pope Francis's first encyclical, Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith) builds on the work of his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, completing a trilogy of encyclicals on the theological virtues—faith, hope, and love. This encyclical, "written by four hands," will encourage the People of God to embrace their faith more fully in this Year of Faith and beyond.&#xa0;<br /><br /> The first encyclical from Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith), is a continuation of Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical letters on charity and hope, and addresses the gift of faith that God has extended to us and how that light of faith needs to be nourished and reinforced so that it can guide us on our collective and individual faith journey.

30 The Infinite Tenderness of God

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books  Christianity 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-01-04
Description :  This collection includes highlights of the Holy Father&#39;s homilies and addresses on Gospels texts, beginning with the birth of Jesus and ending with the resurrection appearances.

31 Praise Be to You

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-05-11
Description :  In his second encyclical, Praise Be to You, Pope Francis addresses “every person living on this planet,” inviting us to dialogue together about the urgent environmental challenges facing the earth—our common home—and how we can work together protect its fragile resources. He challenges us to think of ecology not merely in terms of the environment, but in light of our fundamental relationships: with God, with ourselves, with others, and with the rest of creation.

32 Love in Marriage

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-03-31
Description :  Discover what the Church really teaches about the beauty of married love!<br /><br />This new book by Magnificat answers&#xa0;Pope Francis' call to reflect on chapter 4 of his new Apostolic Exhortation,&#xa0;"Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love". <br /><br />Pope Francis’ reflection on the beauty of married love presented in two chapters:<br />• Our everyday love: a remarkable commentary on Saint Paul’s hymn of charity (1 Cor 13:4-7).<br />• Growing in conjugal charity: a profound and concrete reflection on the growth of love within marriage, as experienced every day and throughout life.<br /><br />The pope’s magnificent text is divided into 27 small sections, each containing:<br />• A general introductory question <br />• The pope’s text<br />• A series of questions about the text and its impact on our lives <br />• An invitation to prayer<br /><br />Themes include: patience, service, forgiveness, joy, passion, self-giving, gentleness, intimacy, emotions...<br /><br />This book is:<br />• A perfect book to help married couples deepen their love<br />• Enkindle or reignite the flame of married love and keep it blazing for a lifetime<br />• A lovely gift for friends or family to offer to engaged couples or newlyweds&#xa0;<br /><br />A man and a woman who love each other!&#xa0;This is God’s masterpiece!<br />- Pope Francis

33 The Blessing of Family

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-07-21
Description :  Pope Francis cares deeply about the health and happiness not only of today’s families, but also of tomorrow’s families. The pope continues to keep the theme of the family in the forefront through his speeches, homilies, addresses, and writings.&#xa0;Published in cooperation with the Vatican, this original collection brings Pope Francis’s teachings on the importance of family into focus in an elegant way.&#xa0;It covers themes of love and marriage, the promise of young people, and the vocation and mission of the family.

34 The Church Of Mercy

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2014-03-31
Description :  The focal point of Pope Francis’ Church is mercy: in the dialogue between human fragility and God’s mercy the Church has to welcome and help everyone to find the ‘good news’ of Christian hope. As part of his revolutionary new vision for the Church, Francis calls on all believers to be ‘full-time Christians’ and not ‘living-room Christians’, and to struggle against the trappings of power, and the worship of money and careerism. Francis has spoken and written widely on these themes during his first year as Pope, and his thoughts are here collected for the first time, edited and abridged with full Vatican approval. The book is aimed at a broader readership, believers and non-believers, priests, religious, dedicated laypeople, and teachers. There are 10 chapters as follows: The Good News of Christ; A Poor Church for the Poor; Listening to the Spirit; Proclamation and Testimony; Full-time Christians; Shepherds with the ‘odour of the sheep’; The Choice of the Last; Demolish the Idols; The Culture of Good; Mary, Mother of Evangelism.

35 The Spirit of Saint Francis

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-02-06
Description :  “Some people want to know why I wished to be called Francis. For me, Francis of Assisi is the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and protects creation.”&#xa0;<br /> — Pope Francis, March 16, 2013.<br /><br /> Published in cooperation with the Vatican, this original collection brings the life and legacy of Saint Francis of Assisi to life through the pope's uplifting and challenging words.By taking the name of one of the most venerated figures in Christendom, Pope Francis set a high bar for his papacy. Saint Francis renounced wealth and honor in order to proclaim the Gospel message to a lost generation. His exuberant love for God and radical example of Christian life awakened hope in countless followers and renewed the Church.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Pope Francis’s inspirational homilies, addresses, and writings on Franciscan ideals such as simplicity, humility, forgiveness, joy, compassion, peacemaking, and care for creation give you a simple way to renew your faith.

36 The Joy of Discipleship

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2016-02-01
Description :  “Dear friends, be glad! Do not be afraid of being joyful!”<br /> —Pope Francis, <i>from The Joy of Discipleship</i><br /><br /> Near the end of Luke’s Gospel, two disciples slowly make their way home from Jerusalem to the village of Emmaus. At the outset, they are deeply saddened by Jesus’ tragic death. By that evening, however, they have made a 180-degree turn: from dejected disciples to followers filled with joy—a joy they simply must share with others as fast as they can. What accounts for this change? They have encountered the risen Christ!<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In <i>The Joy of Discipleship, </i>Pope Francis reminds us that joy should be one of the defining characteristics of any person who has truly encountered Jesus. This skillfully curated collection of homilies, speeches, and other documents from Pope Francis, compiled and edited by James P. Campbell, offers a fresh perspective on why Christian disciples should be so joyful in the first place and how that joy might manifest itself in our individual daily lives. Covering a broad range of themes—Christ’s Resurrection, mercy, wealth and poverty, the Christian family, and more—<i>The Joy of Discipleship</i> moves us to meditate on Christ and then inspires us to move out from our own four walls, jubilantly proclaiming God’s transforming love in word and deed.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> For anyone who wants what Pope Francis has—an active, abiding, authentic love for Jesus Christ, for the Church, and for the people of this world—<i>The Joy of&#xa0;</i><i>Discipleship </i>will point the way.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “This volume gives us a portrait of the Pope and what amazing joy fills his life, his mind, his teaching . . . his discipleship!”<br /><i>—From the foreword by </i>Daniel Cardinal DiNardo

37 A culture of encounter

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-03-25
Description :  Message by Pope Francis to the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement<br /> The Holy Father uses the format of an honest and direct dialogue to give us his vision and expectations of the topics which formed the focus of the experiences and pastoral projects of the jubilee celebrations in Schoenstatt: family life, education, youth evangelization, the church, and a new social order. It is the Holy Father’s message to an ecclesial movement of renewal during a moment of grace, both in the jubilee celebration of our founding and this moment in the life of the Church. One can understand the deeper meaning and value of this audience when seen from the real life that preceded it and reflects an experience of the church that our founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich, desired through his work and selflessness -- a Church that is truly family, not only in spirit but also in its forms and attitudes.

38 The Name of God Is Mercy Treatise

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-02-14
Description :  Following the publication of his first book on Mercy in form of conversations with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli—in which he invites all humanity to the Gospel of Mercy, Pope Francis went further in series of General audiences during the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy to delved a little deeper into the great mystery of God’s mercy revealing why the need for forgiveness and for God’s mercy have been his dominant theological refrains, both before and after he became pope. <br/> These profound General Audience Talks on God’s Mercy elaborates how journey of mercy is a responsibility that challenges the conscience and actions of every Christian. Stressing the fact that it is not enough to experience God’s mercy in one’s life but also whoever receives it must also become a sign and instrument for others.

39 A Future of Faith

Author : Pope Francis, Dominique Wolton & Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Release Date :  2018-08-07
Description :  Pope Francis met with French reporter and sociologist Dominique Wolton for an unprecedented series of twelve fascinating and timely conversations—open dialogues revolving around the political, cultural, and religious issues dominating communication and conflict around the world—now published in <i>A Future of Faith: The Path of Change in Politics and Society</i>.<br /><br />Inspiring and insightful, Pope Francis’s views on immigration, poverty, diversity, globalization, and more are borne from his Christian faith and basic humanity. Meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century requires compassion for those in need, a willingness to work towards common goals without domineering other cultures, and the ability to negotiate with trust, respect, and dignity. And for the first time, Pope Francis shares insights into his own personality, and the formation of his faith, including his experience with psychotherapy, and some of the most important women in his upbringing.<br /><br />Controversial, bold, personal, and illuminating— <i>A Future of Faith</i> will serve to be essential reading for not only Catholics, but those who want to see how the “people’s pope” confronts the social injustices of the world with the foresight to create positive change.

40 Men of Mercy

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-09-23
Description :  Pope Francis is often called the People’s Pope—individuals everywhere respond to his humility, empathy, and warmth. He invites people to dialogue openly and honestly in a way that opens up new ways of looking at things.<br /><br />In this collection of messages and homilies, Pope Francis shows us that he is the Priests’ Pope as well. He understands who a priest is called to be: a man of mercy, a joyful and faithful minister, a shepherd who has “the smell of the sheep,” with a heart centered in Christ and the sacraments above all.<br /><br />Through these messages, Pope Francis offers wisdom and encouragement to all priests. He knows the demands they face and how tired and discouraged they can become. Priests need mercy as much as anyone else—and so he encourages them to open themselves up to God’s mercy and then energetically spread the message of mercy with joy, hope, and authenticity.<br />May mercy guide our steps, inspire our reforms, and enlighten our decisions. May it be the basis of all our efforts. May it teach us when to move forward and when to step back. May it also enable us to understand the littleness of all that we do in God’s greater plan of salvation and his majestic and mysterious working.

41 Amoris Laetitia--the Joy of Love

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-04-15
Description :  Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhoratation on the family, draws together almost three years of consultations with Catholics in countries around the world. The lengthy document, entitled 'Amoris Laetitia', or The Joy of Love, affirms the Church's teaching that stable families are the building blocks of a healthy society and a place where children learn to love, respect and interact with others. At the same time the text warns against idealizing the many challenges facing family life, urging Catholics to care for, rather than condemning, all those whose lives do not reflect the teaching of the Church. In particular the document focuses on the need for "personal and pastoral discernment'" for individuals, recognizing that "neither the Synod, nor this Exhortation could be expected to provide a new set of general rules, canonical in nature and applicable to all cases.

42 The Allure of Goodness and Love

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2016-01-05
Description :  During his historic visit to the United States in October 2015, Pope Francis encouraged the nation’s bishops to avoid harsh and divisive language, reminding instead that “only the enduring allure of goodness and love remains truly convincing.” These words provide as fine a summary of the Holy Father’s visit (and of Jorge Bergoglio’s papal ministry) as will be found anywhere. In Washington, New York, and Philadelphia, Pope Francis touched the hearts and consciences of Catholics, as well as people of all faiths or no faith, by the power of his gentle witness.<br /> The many addresses and homilies offered by the Pope were more than anyone could digest in a few short days. This handy volume gathers all of these texts in a single, inexpensive resource, making them accessible for reflection, study, or prayer by individuals or groups. Included here are his<br /> • homily for canonization of St. Junípero Serra<br /> • address to the Joint Session of Congress<br /> • greeting to a group of homeless people in New York City<br /> • address to the United Nations General Assembly<br /> • prayer at Ground Zero<br /> • extemporaneous address at the Festival of Families<br /> • words to victims of sexual abuse<br /> • address to inmates at a Philadelphia prison<br /> • and much more.<br /> This book will serve as a powerful reminder to any reader of “the allure of goodness and love” that America experienced through the presence of Pope Francis.

43 The Gospel of New Life

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books  Christianity 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2015-09-30
Description :  There is an unbreakable bond between God’s mercy and his gift of new life which is at the heart of the Gospel. Through the transformation he works in us, his grace can transform the world around us. The Gospel of New Life presents the heart of Pope Francis’ teaching on this theme, arranged and edited as a single book for the first time and with the full approval of the Vatican Publishing House. Cardinal Vincent Nichols writes in his Foreword: ‘With irresistible passion Pope Francis denounces a world of abundance where hundreds of millions go hungry and an “industry of destruction” that mercilessly discards as “leftovers” the unemployed, the sick, the terminally ill, the old, and children, both born and unborn. Hope inspires us to cultivate an authentically human ecology that enables every person to enjoy a dignified life.' ‘The hope with which the Gospel of New Life fills our hearts impels us to be worthy stewards of creation’s fruits. Our mission is to transform the “throw away culture” of “uncontrolled consumerism” into one which cherishes our God-given natural environment. This demands honouring the social dimension of that environment too.’

44 No One is Excluded from God's Mercy

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-03-27
Description :  In this superb book, based on his Jubilee Audiences following the publication of his first book on mercy "The Name of God Is Mercy", Pope Francis&#xa0;went further to delved a little deeper into the great mystery of God's mercy revealing why the need for forgiveness and for God's mercy have been his dominant theological refrains. These profound General Audience Talks on God's Mercy elaborates how journey of mercy is a responsibility that challenges the conscience and actions of every Christian. Stressing the fact that it is not enough to experience God's mercy in one's life but also whoever receives it must also become a sign and instrument for others.

45 O Cross of Christ

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books  Christianity 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2016-10-21
Description :  <i>O Cross of Christ</i> is an original, new prayer composed by Pope Francis himself and recited by him on the occasion of Good Friday 2016. It guides all who pray it to recognize Jesus’ cross in some of the most distressing circumstances of today’s world — modern-day martyrs, victims of war, unfaithful ministers, and more—as well as in the lives of people who do great good—consecrated men and women, families, volunteers, and others.<br /> Presented as a litany, with responses that make it ideal for group use, this little booklet is beautifully illustrated with original art by the American artist Deborah Luke. The result is a prayer resource that promises to serve as a profound source of spiritual nourishment for Christians for years to come. Recommended for personal, family, group, or parish-wide prayer.

46 A Year of Mercy

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-11-28
Description :  "Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought of how the Church may render more clear her mission to be a witness to mercy; and we have to make this journey. It is a journey which begins with spiritual conversion. Therefore, I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its center the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord: 'Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful' (cf. Lk 6:36)."<br /> —Pope Francis, from his announcement of 2016 as a Holy Year of Mercy<br /><br /> Only a few years into his papacy, Pope Francis has spoken and written many times on the theme of mercy, going so far as to call it “the Lord’s most powerful message.” Published in partnership with the Vatican, A Year of Mercy celebrates the Jubilee year of 2016 with a collection of his most moving words on the subject of mercy.<br /><br /> These bite-sized quotes bring the pontiff’s warm, accessible style to bear on the message of God’s love and his infinite capacity for forgiveness if we simply lay our sins before him. Pope Francis addresses not only God’s mercy for his people, but also our own duty to be merciful to our fellow sinners: “Let us be renewed by God's mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish.”<br /><br /> This wonderful collection is sure to bring hope and comfort to all who read it. Give it as a heartfelt gift or use it as a yearlong companion to renew and reaffirm your own trust in God’s infinite mercy.

47 Querido Papa Francisco

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2016-03-01
Description :  Si le pudieras hacer una pregunta al Papa Francisco, ¿qué le preguntarías?<br /><br />Los niños, igual que los adultos, tienen preguntas e inquietudes, pero raramente se les da la oportunidad de manifestar lo que les preocupa y hacer las grandes preguntas que se encuentran en lo profundo de su corazón. En&#xa0;<i>Querido Papa Francisco</i>, el Papa Francisco les da esa oportunidad y celebra su profunda espiritualidad, respondiendo directamente a las preguntas de niños de todo el mundo. Algunas son divertidas, otras son serias. Y algunas discretamente te romperán el corazón. Pero todas vienen de niños que merecen conocer y sentir el amor incondicional de Dios.

48 Bella Esperanza

Author : Matthew Kelly, Fr. Mike Schmitz, Archbishop José H. Gomez, Pope Francis, Dr. Allen R. Hunt, Sr. Mriam James Headland & Fr. Jacques Philippe
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2018-02-15
Description :  VIVIMOS EN UNA CULTURA que emana desesperanza con una consistencia asombrosa. Cuando todo parece caótico y nos enfrentamos a una multitud de circunstancias negativas, podríamos vernos tentados a decir que ya nada tiene sentido. Pero no estamos solos—Dios camina con nosotros y su presencia nos llena de esperanza. Por ello somos capaces de sonreír en medio de las dificultades. La desolación ha sido vencida porque Dios está con nosotros. ¡La esperanza no defrauda!<br /><br />¿Qué te da esperanza? ¿Cuáles son tus sueños y esperanzas para ti, tus hijos, tu iglesia, tu comunidad, tu nación? ¿Qué sustenta esa esperanza y hace que esos sueños lleguen a ser una realidad? ¿Qué haces en particular, para llevar esperanza a las personas con quienes compartes tu vida? Los colaboradores que figuran en Bella esperanza ofrecen, de manera intensa, sus respuestas personales a estas interrogantes. Algunos de ellos son reconocidos autores y conferencistas, otros son católicos comunes que, como tú, enfrentan la vida con sus problemas y retos. Sus historias pretenden ser destellos que te inciten a emprender tu propia exploración de la esperanza e incrementen su abundancia en tu vida. <br /><br />Hoy en día muchos están consternados por el futuro y lo que podemos esperar de él. Muchos están preocupados por el futuro de nuestra Iglesia. Si vamos a ser personas que hagamos brillar la luz de la fe en la oscuridad del mundo, las cosas deben cambiar. Necesitamos una infusión de esperanza para poder ver con mayor claridad y vivir osadamente como hijos de Dios.

49 God Is Young

Author : Pope Francis
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Release Date :  2018-10-02
Description :  <b>Pope Francis examines the role of millennials in the future of the Catholic Church in this urgent call to believers of all generations to work together to build a better world.</b><br /><br />Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has reinvigorated the Catholic Church and become one of the most popular global leaders. Now, in this extraordinary interview, His Holiness challenges millennials to lead a "sweet revolution" that unites young and old in a mission to remake the world. Pope Francis reminds Catholics of all ages that "God is young, He is always new." He has energy, spontaneity, and the desire for change--youthful qualities that can be rallied to fight the many problems facing the Catholic Church, and the world at large. In this inspiring interview, published in English for the first time, Pope Francis's solution to these problems is simple: a bridge between generations, between the wisdom of experience and the courage of youth.

50 Open to God: Open to the World

Author : Pope Francis & Antonio Spadaro
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books  Christianity 
Release Date :  2018-08-09
Description :  Pope Francis's impact on the modern world has already proved extraordinary. It is no surprise that he was voted <i>Time </i>magazine's Person of the Year (in 2013), joining the likes of Martin Luther King (1964) and President John F. Kennedy (1961). Francis has turned the Catholic Church upside-down, flung open the windows of the Vatican and started to purge the church of corruption, nepotism and financial skulduggery. But above all he is engaged with the poor, the starving and the marginalised. He has made important visits to troubled spots in the world and invariably people say his appearances change everything.<br /><br /> Pope Francis is in constant dialogue with the outside world and with the universal Catholic Church. He likes being asked questions, finding it easy to respond, and maintains a good relationship with the press. In this new book are some of his most valuable engagements in dialogue form with people of all sorts and kinds. On the one hand, there is his recent engagement with priests in Colombia who are locked in a struggle for human rights. In another lengthy piece, he talks about the importance of scripture, in a way which shows how this is a living source of inspiration. Also included are the texts of the Pope's most recent addresses in Myanmar, Peru and Chile.<br /><br /> <i>Open to God: Open to the World</i> offers a fascinating glimpse into the mind and workings of this entirely different Pope. As we see in these conversations the Franciscan revolution is under way and, in spite of Francis's critics, the revolution will roll on and new horizons will be opened for the one and a half billion Catholics in the world today.



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