Dear Pope Francis

Dear Pope Francis
Author: Pope Francis
Publsiher: Loyola Press
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2016-02-22
ISBN 10: 0829444343
ISBN 13: 9780829444346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dear Pope Francis Book Review:

A New York Times Best Seller 2017 Illumination Book Awards, Gold (tie): Children’s Picture Book 2017 Independent Press Awards, Distinguished Favorite: Book Cover Design, Children’s 2017 Catholic Press Association Book Awards, First Place: Children’s Books 2017 Catholic Press Association Book Awards, First Place: Pope Francis 2017 Association of Catholic Publishers’ “Excellence in Publishing Book Awards,” Book of the Year 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
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9780829444339
ISBN 13: 0829444335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dear Pope Francis Book Review:

"The Pope answers letters from children from around the world"--Cover.

Dear Pope Francis

Dear Pope Francis
Author: Pope Francis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2016-04-28
ISBN 10: 9780232532647
ISBN 13: 0232532648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dear Pope Francis Book Review:

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!

The Very Stuffed Turkey

The Very Stuffed Turkey
Author: Katharine Kenah
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-08-25
ISBN 10: 0545762111
ISBN 13: 9780545762113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Very Stuffed Turkey Book Review:

...he's been invited to EVERYONE'S home for dinner! With five homes to visit -- Horse's, Pig's, Sheep and Goat's, Cow's, and Mouse's --Turkey knows there'll be a ton of food to eat. But there'll also be friends and their families who can't wait to celebrate the holiday with Turkey! Can this very plump bird make it through every meal without bursting? A silly, read-aloud story featuring food, friends, and one hilarious turkey!

Happiness in This Life

Happiness in This Life
Author: Pope Francis
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN 10: 0525510982
ISBN 13: 9780525510987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happiness in This Life Book Review:

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. Praise for Happines in This Life “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, 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.”—Booklist “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.”—Publishers Weekly “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.”—Kirkus Reviews

Pope Francis Says

Pope Francis Says
Author: Pope Francis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-06-03
ISBN 10: 9780829446531
ISBN 13: 0829446532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pope Francis Says Book Review:

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.

Pope Francis in His Own Words

Pope Francis in His Own Words
Author: Julie Schwietert Collazo,Lisa Rogak
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-04-16
ISBN 10: 1608682498
ISBN 13: 9781608682492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pope Francis in His Own Words Book Review:

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.

On Hope

On Hope
Author: Pope Francis
Publsiher: Loyola Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN 10: 0829446443
ISBN 13: 9780829446449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Hope Book Review:

2019 Illumination Book Awards, Bronze: Catholic 2019 International Book Awards, Winner: Religion: Christian Inspiration 2019 Best Book Awards, Winner: Religion: Christian Inspirational 2018 Independent Press Awards, Winner: Spirituality, Contemporary ​ Pope Francis has a simple, life-changing message for you: God’s love can grace each of us with a lasting and sustaining hope, no matter how dark or confusing our situation. On Hope is Pope Francis at his most intimate and most inspiring. “Life is often a desert, it is difficult to walk, but if we trust in God, it can become beautiful and wide as a highway. Never lose hope; continue to believe, always, in spite of everything. Hope opens new horizons, making us capable of dreaming what is not even imaginable.” --Pope Francis

Pope Francis Takes the Bus and Other Unexpected Stories

Pope Francis Takes the Bus  and Other Unexpected Stories
Author: Rosario Carello
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-05-18
ISBN 10: 1632531313
ISBN 13: 9781632531315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pope Francis Takes the Bus and Other Unexpected Stories Book Review:

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.

To Change the Church

To Change the Church
Author: Ross Douthat
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 1501146939
ISBN 13: 9781501146930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Change the Church Book Review:

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).

Pope Francis

Pope Francis
Author: Francesca Ambrogetti,Sergio Rubin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN 10: 069814127X
ISBN 13: 9780698141278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pope Francis Book Review:

An intimate and personal glimpse inside the mind of the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, through his own words... “I believe in the kindness of others, and that I must love them without fear.”—Jorge Bergoglio, Pope Francis Jorge Bergoglio is the first Latin American pope, the first Jesuit pope, and the first to take the name Francis, after Saint Francis of Assisi, the thirteenth-century friar known for his charity and kindness. Here, in a series of extensive interviews conducted over two years, he reveals the very image of a humble priest and inspired teacher. This is a portrait of a man more interested in substance than style. In spontaneous, intimate terms, he talks about his childhood and family life, his first job, the discovery of his calling, and his early days in the seminary. He was a teacher of psychology and literature who befriended writers such as Jorge Luis Borges. He cites Homer and Cervantes with ease, and names Babette’s Feast as a favorite film and Marc Chagall as a favorite painter. He also takes on uncomfortable subjects: the declining number of priests and nuns; celibacy; the scandals that have rocked the Church; and his experience with the military dictatorship of Argentina. Through his own words, this book reveals a man who is thoughtful and witty, learned and introspective—one whose actions and words reflect his deeply rooted humility. Also included in this volume are Pope Francis’s own writings and reflections—full of wisdom and inspiration.

Loyola Kids Book of Everyday Prayers

Loyola Kids Book of Everyday Prayers
Author: Catherine Odell,Margaret Savitskas
Publsiher: Loyola Press
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780829415094
ISBN 13: 0829415092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loyola Kids Book of Everyday Prayers Book Review:

Discusses how, when, and why to pray and offers prayers for many different occasions.

Reflections from Pope Francis

Reflections from Pope Francis
Author: Susan Stark,Daniel J. Pierson
Publsiher: TarcherPerigee
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 039917320X
ISBN 13: 9780399173202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflections from Pope Francis Book Review:

A little over a year into his papacy, Pope Francis is being hailed by the news media, Christians, and non-Christians alike as a refreshing figure in the Vatican. His humility, piousness, and forward-thinking ideas have been celebrated around the world. Reflections from Pope Francis features brief excerpts for reflection from Pope Francis' homilies, speeches, and addresses along with invitation to prayer, writing, and action. Complete with focusing statements and scripture passages, these excerpts highlight important themes for humanity such as care for the poor, mercy, forgiveness, and brotherhood.

Who Is Pope Francis

Who Is Pope Francis
Author: Stephanie Spinner,Who HQ
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-08-08
ISBN 10: 0451533372
ISBN 13: 9780451533371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Is Pope Francis Book Review:

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.

Notes from Jesus

Notes from Jesus
Author: Mikal Keefer
Publsiher: Group Publishing (Company)
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781470750299
ISBN 13: 1470750295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notes from Jesus Book Review:

Jesus is the stuff best friends are made of--especially if you're a kid! He's always up for hearing how the day went, listening to worries, and laughing at silly jokes. And he wants to share about himself, too, as best friends do. Notes From Jesus are his messages to new friends. Each playfully illustrated note includes: * Answers to common faith questions kids ask, like ""What happens when I mess up?"" and "Is it okay to pray with my eyes open?"" * An inspirational Bible verse for kids to tuck away in their hearts * Doable, kid-sized ideas for readers to become even better friends with Jesus Each note reminds kids that Jesus enjoys their company, and he wants a lifelong friendship that deepens with each new conversation. This is the perfect gift for kids just starting a relationship with Jesus...for young families joining a church...or as a meaningful birthday, holiday, or Christmas gift!

My Dear Young Friends

My Dear Young Friends
Author: Pope John Paul II,John Vitek
Publsiher: St Marys Press
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780884897484
ISBN 13: 0884897486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Dear Young Friends Book Review:

Fifty-two weekly reflections in the words of Pope John Paul II. Includes facts about the Pope.

My First Catholic Book of Prayers

My First Catholic Book of Prayers
Author: Catholic Book Publishing Corp
Publsiher: Regina Press Malhame
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9780882713809
ISBN 13: 0882713809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My First Catholic Book of Prayers Book Review:

This is a delightfully illustrated collection of both traditional and new prayers. Ideal for young Catholic children, this book includes prayers for all times of the day: mealtimes, school time, bedtime--any time

Pope Francis

Pope Francis
Author: Paul Vallely
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 1472903722
ISBN 13: 9781472903723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pope Francis Book Review:

From his first appearance on a Vatican balcony Pope Francis proved himself a Pope of Surprises. With a series of potent gestures, history's first Jesuit pope declared a mission to restore authenticity and integrity to a Catholic Church bedevilled by sex abuse and secrecy, intrigue and in-fighting, ambition and arrogance. He declared it should be 'a poor Church, for the poor'. But there is a hidden past to this modest man with the winning smile. Jorge Mario Bergoglio was previously a bitterly divisive figure. His decade as leader of Argentina's Jesuits left the religious order deeply split. And his behaviour during Argentina's Dirty War, when military death squads snatched innocent people from the streets, raised serious questions – on which this book casts new light. Yet something dramatic then happened to Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He underwent an extraordinary transformation. After a time of exile he re-emerged having turned from a conservative authoritarian into a humble friend of the poor – and became Bishop of the Slums, making enemies among Argentina's political classes in the process. For Pope Francis – Untying the Knots, Paul Vallely travelled to Argentina and Rome to meet Bergoglio's intimates over the last four decades. His book charts a remarkable journey. It reveals what changed the man who was to become Pope Francis – from a reactionary into the revolutionary who is unnerving Rome's clerical careerists with the extent of his behind-the-scenes changes. In this perceptive portrait Paul Vallely offers both new evidence and penetrating insights into the kind of pope Francis could become.

Wild Mind

Wild Mind
Author: Bill Plotkin
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-04-08
ISBN 10: 1608681785
ISBN 13: 9781608681785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Mind Book Review:

"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"--

Hidden Mercy

Hidden Mercy
Author: Michael J. O'Loughlin
Publsiher: Broadleaf Books
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN 10: 1506467717
ISBN 13: 9781506467719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidden Mercy Book Review:

The 1980s and 1990s, the height of the AIDS crisis in the United States, was decades ago now, and many of the stories from this time remain hidden: A Catholic nun from a small Midwestern town packs up her life to move to New York City, where she throws herself into a community under assault from HIV and AIDS. A young priest sees himself in the many gay men dying from AIDS and grapples with how best to respond, eventually coming out as gay and putting his own career on the line. A gay Catholic with HIV loses his partner to AIDS and then flees the church, focusing his energy on his own health rather than fight an institution seemingly rejecting him. Set against the backdrop of the HIV and AIDS epidemic of the late twentieth century and the Catholic Church's crackdown on gay and lesbian activists, journalist Michael O'Loughlin searches out the untold stories of those who didn't look away, who at great personal cost chose compassion--even as he seeks insight for LGBTQ people of faith struggling to find a home in religious communities today. This is one journalist's--gay and Catholic himself--compelling picture of those quiet heroes who responded to human suffering when so much of society--and so much of the church--told them to look away. These pure acts of compassion and mercy offer us hope and inspiration as we continue to confront existential questions about what it means to be Americans, Christians, and human beings responding to those most in need.