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Dear Pope Francis

Dear Pope Francis
  • Author : Pope Francis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-02-22
  • Total pages :76
  • ISBN : 9780829444346
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Summary : A New York Times Best Seller 2017 Association of Catholic Publishers—Book of the Year2017 Illumination Book Awards, Gold Medal: Children's Picture Book2017 Independent Press Awards, Distinguished Favorite: Book Cover Design—Children's 2017 Catholic Press Association Book Awards, First Place: Children's Books2017 Catholic Press Association Book Awards, First Place: Pope Francis If you could ask Pope Francis one question, what would it be? Children have questions and struggles just like adults, but rarely are they given the chance to voice their concerns and ask the big questions resting deep in their hearts. In Dear Pope Francis, Pope Francis gives them that chance and celebrates their spiritual depth by directly answering questions from children around the world. Some are fun. Some are serious. And some will quietly break your heart. But all of them are from children who deserve to know and feel God’s unconditional love. Also available in Spanish as Querido Papa Francisco. "Feels akin to sitting in on a series of intimate conversations." -Publishers Weekly "The People's Pope shows that he is a down-to-earth man who understands both religion and children." -Kirkus Reviews

Dear Pope Francis

Dear Pope Francis
  • Author : Pope Francis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016
  • Total pages :76
  • ISBN : 0829444335
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Summary : "The Pope answers letters from children from around the world"--Cover.

Dear Pope Francis

Dear Pope Francis
  • Author : Pope Francis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-28
  • Total pages :72
  • ISBN : 0232532648
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Summary : If you could ask Pope Francis one question, what would it be?Children have questions and struggles just like adults, but rarely are they given the chance to voice their concerns and ask the big questions resting deep in their hearts. In Dear Pope Francis, Pope Francis gives them that chance and celebrates their spiritual depth by directly answering questions from children around the world. Gathered from more than 250 submissions, 30 letters from children to Pope Francis are answered in a picture book that feels akin to sitting in on a series of intimate conversations. The letters, hand-written and illustrated, are reproduced on left-hand pages, along with English translations and photos of each child; the pope's answers appear opposite. The questions can be theologically intense ("If God loves us so much... why didn't he defeat the devil?"), deeply personal (Ivan, a 13-year-old from China, asks whether his non-Catholic grandfather will go to heaven), or casual and blunt ("You are not very young anymore," begins one from Dutch twins Hannes and Lidewij). The answers are rarely simple, but the pope writes respectfully and honestly, often invoking larger spiritual and social concepts while the injustices of the present are often represented, as well: "In today's world there is so much suffering. And, unfortunately, you know that firsthand," Francis writes to a Syrian boy, Mohammed. A beautiful hardback book full of life and joy and colour - the perfect gift for Christenings and Confirmations and for children or adults of all ages!

Sharing the Wisdom of Time

Sharing the Wisdom of Time
  • Author : Pope Francis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-10-24
  • Total pages :178
  • ISBN : 0829446222
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Summary : A collection of personal stories in which grandparents and elders from around the world share from their "reservoirs of wisdom" to inspire and guide. We have all heard that the only constant in life is change. How can we prepare ourselves to walk toward that change with confidence, trust, and faith? How can we maintain our vision without losing our way? In Sharing the Wisdom of Time, Pope Francis offers a simple but profound solution: To see where we should go, we must understand where we've been. The experience and wisdom of those who have come before us can provide the guidance we need to approach tomorrow free of fear and needless anxiety. Sharing the Wisdom of Time is an international effort that collects the stories of elders from over 30 countries carved from lifetimes of experience. From a blind basket weaver in Kenya to an acclaimed filmmaker in Hollywood, from a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp to a centenarian midwife in Guatemala, every story is a testament to the power of faith, perseverance, human resilience, and love. The experience and lived wisdom of our grandparents and elders can guide the leaders of tomorrow to move forward creatively and confidently as they envision a future of hope. The testimony of our elders will help us to look above the horizon and see the stars.

Dear Young Friends

Dear Young Friends
  • Author : Brendan Leahy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-07-22
  • Total pages :80
  • ISBN : 1847307752
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Summary : A collection of Pope Francis' talks, conversations, and dialogues with young people. This charming book also includes a series of pertinent responses from Pope Francis to questions from young people.

Pope Francis Says...

Pope Francis Says...
  • Author : Pope Francis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-06-03
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 0829446532
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Summary : This board book mainly for infants and toddlers shares the loving words of Pope Francis. With inspiring words and vibrant illustrations, Pope Francis Says... shows children how to live as Christians and know they are loved by God.

The Church of Mercy

The Church of Mercy
  • Author : Pope Francis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-20
  • Total pages :168
  • ISBN : 9780829441697
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Summary : "A magnificent book, bursting with profound spiritual insights, from a man who has quickly become one of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time." --James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage 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. Collected from Pope Francis’s speeches, homilies, and papers presented during the first year of his papacy, The Church of Mercy 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. 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. The Church of Mercy encourages each of us to ignite the flame within to help share the light of Christ and revitalize the Church.

Pope Francis in His Own Words

Pope Francis in His Own Words
  • Author : Julie Schwietert Collazo,Lisa Rogak
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04-16
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9781608682492
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Summary : The moment the identity of the newly elected 266th pontiff was revealed, it was clear to the thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square, and to the watching world, that this pope was different in fascinating and exciting ways — the first from Latin America, the first Jesuit, and the first to take the name Francis, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. When Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, spoke from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, he greeted his audience colloquially: “Brothers and sisters, good evening.” He told a joke, commenting that his fellow cardinals had “gone to the ends of the earth” to find him. Then, downplaying his power and position, he proceeded not to bless the crowd but to ask them for their blessing: “I ask a favor of you,” he said, bowing humbly. “Let us make, in silence, this prayer: your prayer over me.” Francis has repeatedly foregone the fancy dress, lavish accommodations, and other luxuries of his position, emphasizing pastoral work with the sick and the poor and always seeking to empower the underdog (including his favorite soccer team in Buenos Aires — San Lorenzo). This revealing collection of his own words, gathered from sermons, interviews, and the Pope’s books, prompts understanding and insight into his way of being and believing — and inspires goodwill, love, and hope.

Happiness in This Life

Happiness in This Life
  • Author : Pope Francis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-12-05
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780525510987
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Summary : 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 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. 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.

Reflections from Pope Francis

Reflections from Pope Francis
  • Author : Susan Stark,Pope Francis,Dan Pierson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780399173202
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Summary : Shortly into his papacy, Pope Francis was hailed by the news media and Christians and non-Christians alike as a refreshing figure in the Vatican. His humility, piety, and forward-thinking ideas have been celebrated around the world. Reflections from Pope Francisfeatures brief excerpts for contemplation from Pope Francis's homilies, speeches, and addresses - along with an invitation to prayer, writing, and action in a unique journal-style book, with space for readers to write their own reflections on the powerful messages. Also included are passages from Scripture that highlight important themes for humanity - such as care for the poor mercy, forgiveness, and brotherhood. 'Hoping against hope! Today too, amid so much darkness, we need to see the light of hope and to be men and women who bring hope to others. To protect creation, to protect every man and every woman, to look upon them with tenderness and love, is to open up a horizon of hope. It is to let a shaft of light break through the heavy clouds. It is to bring the warmth of hope.' Pope Francis'We have in this volume a vision of how Pope Francis sees the mission of the Church and of society. His reflections are inspiring and challenging, demanding and joy-filled. Anyone accepting the invitation to journal with Pope Francis will be enriched.' Bishop Robert Morneau, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Green Bay

To Change the Church

To Change the Church
  • Author : Ross Douthat
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-03-19
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781501146930
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Summary : A New York Times columnist and one of America’s leading conservative thinkers considers Pope Francis’s efforts to change the church he governs in a book that is “must reading for every Christian who cares about the fate of the West and the future of global Christianity” (Rod Dreher, author of The Benedict Option). Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in 1936, today Pope Francis is the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis’s stewardship of the Church, while perceived as a revelation by many, has provoked division throughout the world. “If a conclave were to be held today,” one Roman source told The New Yorker, “Francis would be lucky to get ten votes.” In his “concise, rhetorically agile…adroit, perceptive, gripping account (The New York Times Book Review), Ross Douthat explains why the particular debate Francis has opened—over communion for the divorced and the remarried—is so dangerous: How it cuts to the heart of the larger argument over how Christianity should respond to the sexual revolution and modernity itself, how it promises or threatens to separate the church from its own deep past, and how it divides Catholicism along geographical and cultural lines. Douthat argues that the Francis era is a crucial experiment for all of Western civilization, which is facing resurgent external enemies (from ISIS to Putin) even as it struggles with its own internal divisions, its decadence, and self-doubt. Whether Francis or his critics are right won’t just determine whether he ends up as a hero or a tragic figure for Catholics. It will determine whether he’s a hero, or a gambler who’s betraying both his church and his civilization into the hands of its enemies. “A balanced look at the struggle for the future of Catholicism…To Change the Church is a fascinating look at the church under Pope Francis” (Kirkus Reviews). Engaging and provocative, this is “a pot-boiler of a history that examines a growing ecclesial crisis” (Washington Independent Review of Books).

Lord of the World (Dystopian Novel)

Lord of the World (Dystopian Novel)
  • Author : Robert Hugh Benson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-12-21
  • Total pages :257
  • ISBN : 9788027248865
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Summary : This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Lord of the World is a dystopian novel that centers upon the reign of the Anti-Christ and the End of the World. In early 21st century London, two priests, the white-haired Father Percy Franklin and the younger Father John Francis, are visiting the subterranean lodgings of the elderly Mr. Templeton. A Catholic and former Conservative Member of Parliament who witnessed the marginalization of his religion and the destruction of his party, Mr. Templeton describes to the two priests the last century of British and world history.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis
  • Author : Jude Winkler
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 1941243193
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Summary : In this 101st title in the St. Joseph Picture Books, series offered by Catholic Book Publishing, children wi, ll discover, in simple words and full-color illustratio, ns, the story of Pope Francis. From his time as a young, boy on the soccer field in Argentina to his present ro, le as head of the Catholic Church in Rome, this book in, troduces children to the 266th man to be named Pope. Yo, ungsters will learn about his early life, his vocation, his special love for the poor, his election as Pope an, d the selection of his name, his simple acts of humilit, y and mercy, and his favorite Saints. Pope Francis: Man, of Peace from Catholic Book Publishing provides a perf, ect way for the children Pope Francis holds so dear to, become acquainted with the Holy Father.

Who Is Pope Francis?

Who Is Pope Francis?
  • Author : Stephanie Spinner,Who HQ
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-08-08
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 9780451533371
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Summary : Follow the amazing journey of Pope Francis, whose warmth and humility have made him beloved around the world. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, aka Pope Francis, from Argentina, is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, and the first from the Southern Hemisphere. Since being elected pope he has shown a humbler, less formal approach to his office than his predecessors: a warm style that has been referred to as "no frills." His common touch and accessibility, as well as his insistence that the church be more open and welcoming, has quickly endeared him not only to Roman Catholics but to millions of others around the world. This title in the New York Times best-selling series includes eighty illustrations that help bring Pope Francis's amazing story to life.

Pope Francis Takes the Bus, and Other Unexpected Stories

Pope Francis Takes the Bus, and Other Unexpected Stories
  • Author : Rosario Carello
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-05-18
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9781632531315
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Summary : Following a quirky A-to-Z format, the eighty lighthearted anecdotes in Pope Francis Takes the Bus are full of warmth and humor, revealing the simple humility of the man whose spirituality and concern for others has transformed the Church and captured the imagination of Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

Laudato Si'

Laudato Si'
  • Author : Pope Francis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-06
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9791220204842
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Summary : Laudato Si 'is Pope Francis' second encyclical which focuses on the theme of the environment. In fact, the Holy Father in his encyclical urges all men and women of good will, the rulers and all the powerful on earth to reflect deeply on the theme of the environment and the care of our planet. This is our common home, we must take care of it and love it - the Holy Father tells us - because its end is also ours.

Pray for Me

Pray for Me
  • Author : Robert Moynihan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781846044052
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Summary : Benedict XVI's retirement made news around the world, and changed the dynamics of the Catholic Church. The new pope, Francis I, has already brought a breath of fresh air into the papacy, the Vatican and the faith which has been beset by scandal in recent times. His humility, his charm, his concern for the poor, have captivated the world. But who is he? Pray For Me is the perfect, short introduction to Francis' life and spiritual teachings. It will be of interest not only to committed Catholics but also to those of other faiths, and none, who follow world events and wish to be as well informed as possible.

Wild Mind

Wild Mind
  • Author : Bill Plotkin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04-08
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781608681785
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Summary : "Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Plotkin offers advice on recognizing and healing inner wounds and destructive patterns of behavior, which can develop into subpersonalities such as inner critics, victims, escapists, rescuers, and so on, with the goal of growing into an integrated, healthy adult- and elder-hood"--

MicroShifts

MicroShifts
  • Author : Gary Jansen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-02-15
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 9780829445374
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Summary : Is it really possible to change my life—in ways that will last? Author Gary Jansen knows how difficult it can be to create significant, sustainable change in our lives. Sometimes we feel too overwhelmed to even start, and in other cases this self-work seems like one more burden. In his new book he offers an answer that he calls “microshifting”—small, incremental adjustments that gradually reshape our deeply rooted patterns. With a blend of masterful storytelling and dozens of practical tips, MicroShifts suggests simple, small changes across many aspects of our lives—everything from how we greet others to how we try to talk to God—to generate big results physically, mentally, and spiritually. If you are looking for steps to improve your life that are achievable, sustainable, and potentially life-changing, MicroShifts is a powerful place to begin.

Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love

Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love
  • Author : Elizabeth A. Johnson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-16
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781472903747
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Summary : For millennia plant and animal species have received little sustained attention as subjects of Christian theology and ethics in their own right. Focused on the human dilemma of sin and redemptive grace, theology has considered the doctrine of creation to be mainly an overture to the main drama of human being`s relationship to God. What value does the natural world have within the framework of religious belief? The crisis of biodiversity in our day, when species are going extinct at more than 1,000 times the natural rate, renders this question acutely important.Standard perspectives need to be realigned; theology needs to look out of the window, so to speak as well as in the mirror. Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love leads to the conclusion that love of the natural world is an intrinsic element of faith in God and that far from being an add-on, ecological care is at the centre of moral life.

Loyola Kids Book of Saints

Loyola Kids Book of Saints
  • Author : Amy Welborn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-09-29
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 0829430202
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Summary : Book of SaintsWho are the saints, why are the lives of saints important for children, and what can children learn from lives and actions? In Loyola Kids Book of Saints, the first in the Loyola Kids series, best-selling author Amy Welborn answers these questions with exciting and inspiring stories, real-life applications, and important information about these heroes of the church. This inspiring collection of saints’ stories explains how saints become saints, why we honor them, and how they help us even today. Featuring more than sixty saints from throughout history and from all over the world, Loyola Kids Book of Saints introduces children to these wonderful role models and heroes of the church. Ages 8-12.