The Name of God Is Mercy

The Name of God Is Mercy
Author: Pope Francis
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN 10: 0399588647
ISBN 13: 9780399588648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Name of God Is Mercy Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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. 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. 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, The Name of God Is Mercy 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. “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 Praise for The Name of God Is Mercy “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.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “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.”—James Carroll, The New Yorker “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.”—Time “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.”—The Washington Post “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.”—Financial Times “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.”—Newsday “Francis has offered his most detailed outline yet for the role of the Catholic church in the modern era.”—National Catholic Reporter Translated by Oonagh Stransky From the Hardcover edition.

The Name of God is Mercy

The Name of God is Mercy
Author: Pope Francis
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN 10: 1509824944
ISBN 13: 9781509824946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Name of God is Mercy Book Review:

The Name of God is Mercy, Pope Francis' exploration on the universal theme of mercy, is a spiritual inspiration to both followers of Christianity and non-Christians around the world. Drawing on his own experience as a priest and shepherd, Pope Francis discusses mercy, a subject of central importance in his religious teaching and testimony, and in addition sums up other ideas – reconciliation, the closeness of God – that comprise the heart of his papacy. Written in conversation with Vatican expert and La Stampa journalist Andrea Tornielli, The Name of God is Mercy is directed at everyone, inside or outside of the Catholic Church, seeking meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, or the healing of physical or spiritual wounds.

The Name of God Is Mercy Treatise

The Name of God Is Mercy Treatise
Author: Pope Francis
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-02-13
ISBN 10: 1365755762
ISBN 13: 9781365755767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Name of God Is Mercy Treatise Book Review:

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. 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.

The Church of Mercy

The Church of Mercy
Author: Pope Francis
Publsiher: Loyola Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2014-04-20
ISBN 10: 0829441697
ISBN 13: 9780829441697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Church of Mercy Book Review:

"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.

Francis

Francis
Author: Andrea Tornielli
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1586178520
ISBN 13: 9781586178529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Francis Book Review:

Recounts the circumstances surrounding the election of Jorge Bergoglio as pope, reviews the life of the first Argentine and the first Jesuit to become pontiff, and discusses his views on poverty, the Church, and other issues.

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.

Our Father

Our Father
Author: Francis I
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 0525576118
ISBN 13: 9780525576112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Father Book Review:

Providing new insights into the most popular prayer in Christianity and offering readers a guide to living a life of meaning, purpose, and strength, 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.

This Economy Kills

This Economy Kills
Author: Andrea Tornielli,Giacomo Galeazzi
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2015-08-17
ISBN 10: 0814647049
ISBN 13: 9780814647042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Economy Kills Book Review:

When Pope Francis wrote in his apostolic letter The Joy of the Gospel that the economy of the West is one that “kills,” he was immediately labeled by some as a Marxist. Criticisms came fast and furious, not only from financial columnists and conservative cable personalities, but also from some Catholic commentators, especially in the United States. In This Economy Kills, two of the most respected journalists covering the Vatican today explore the Pope’s teaching and witness on the topic; the ways it relates to other topics like war, the environment, and family life; its connections to the teaching of his predecessors; and the criticism it has generated, especially from the direction of the United States. This fascinating book includes the full text of an extended interview the authors conducted with Francis on the topic of capitalism and social justice, appearing here in English for the first time. This Economy Kills is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Pope Francis’s convictions about the world we live in and the way he believes Christians are called to shape it.

The Mercy Prayer

The Mercy Prayer
Author: Robert Gelinas
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 1400204461
ISBN 13: 9781400204465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mercy Prayer Book Review:

Lord, have mercy. A raw plea for intervention. The most common prayer in the Bible. And—most remarkably—a request that God has never failed to grant . . . often in surprising ways that have radically transformed individual lives and the trajectory of history itself. In The Mercy Prayer, Robert Gelinas explores the richness of God’s unfailing compassion by blending biblical insights with penetrating personal encounters and keen insight into familiar stories. The result is a practical guide for receiving the mercy we all desperately need and letting it flow from us into the lives of others. The Mercy Prayer reveals: How God’s abundant compassion is at the core of His character and was central to the earthly mission of Jesus The truth that simply praying the Mercy prayer and anticipating mercy’s arrival can soothe a wounded soul and change a life from the inside out Practical ways to carry God’s mercy into the muck and mire of a hurting world, offering comfort and hope in the name of Christ How you can make the most frequent prayer in the Bible your most prayed prayer, too, by learning to pray with every breath you take and every beat of your heart The Mercy Prayer invites each of us to become a student of heavenly compassion and clemency, to immerse ourselves in it, to embrace the responsibility of seeing all life in view of God’s mercy—and to watch as this simple-yet-profound cry reshapes us and our world. Everybody needs mercy.

Mercy

Mercy
Author: Cardinal Walter Kasper
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1587683652
ISBN 13: 9781587683657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mercy Book Review:

"This book has done me so much good." —Pope Francis From one the leading intellects in the church today—one whom Pope Francis has described as a "superb theologian"—comes perhaps his most important book yet. Available for the first time in English, Cardinal Kasper looks to capture the essence of the gospel message. Compassionate, bold, and brilliant, Cardinal Kasper has written a book which will be studied for generations.

A Wideness in God's Mercy

A Wideness in God's Mercy
Author: Clark H. Pinnock
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 217
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 0310535913
ISBN 13: 9780310535911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wideness in God's Mercy Book Review:

Offers "new possibilities of interpretation for religious pluralism." Covers topics like God's global reach in salvation, a Christology of Grace, and how Scripture views other religions.

Mystical Hope

Mystical Hope
Author: Cynthia Bourgeault
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1561011932
ISBN 13: 9781561011933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mystical Hope Book Review:

In five interwoven meditations, Mystical Hope shows how to recognize hope in our own lives, where it comes from, how to deepen it through prayer, and how to carry it into the world as a source of strength and renewal.

We Have Found Mercy

We Have Found Mercy
Author: Christoph Schonborn,Christoph von Schšnborn
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 1681496151
ISBN 13: 9781681496153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Have Found Mercy Book Review:

Sister Faustina Kowalska, the Polish nun who had mystical encounters with the merciful Christ in the early 20th century, was canonized a saint by Pope John Paul II. The Pope also declared the first Sunday after Easter to be Divine Mercy Sunday, and it was during the vigil Mass of this feast that the Holy Father received his last Holy Communion and drew his last breath. The message of Divine Mercy as communicated through Sister Faustina is both a starting point and a recurring theme for Cardinal Sch nborn's discussion of God's merciful love. The Archbishop of Vienna explores the presence of God's great mercy in the Scriptures, Tradition, the life of Christ, and the sacraments and works of the Church, while raising important questions along the way, such as, "What is the relationship between mercy and justice?" "Mercy is the central nucleus of the Gospel message. In our time humanity needs a strong proclamation and witness of God's mercy . . . Go forth and be witnesses of God's mercy, a source of hope for every person and for the whole world." -- Pope Benedict XVI

Tangible

Tangible
Author: Christopher Sicks
Publsiher: Tyndale House
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-02-27
ISBN 10: 1612916651
ISBN 13: 9781612916651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tangible Book Review:

In today’s church, there seems to be two well-intentioned groups. “Deed” people feed the hungry and help the poor, while “Word” people proclaim the gospel and engage in apologetics. The two often seem to compete with one another, but God always intended them to be partners. Sacrificial love can grab the attention of those we serve, opening their ears and minds to the words we share. In Tangible, author and Pastor Chris Sicks explains how God’s people can effectively introduce hurting people to God through intentional acts of kindness. This book does more than discuss these good ideas. It’s full of ways to make God known to the needy in your community today. Extra features include: A thorough resource section Ministry examples Discussion questions for personal study or group discussion By sharing both words of truth and deeds of mercy, God’s people will reflect Christ’s love—the most tangible proof of God’s existence.

Show Them No Mercy

Show Them No Mercy
Author: C. S. Cowles,Eugene H. Merrill,Daniel L. Gard,Tremper Longman III
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN 10: 0310873762
ISBN 13: 9780310873761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Show Them No Mercy Book Review:

A discussion of various contemporary evangelical views of genocide in the Old Testament. Christians are often shocked to read that Yahweh, the God of the Israelites, commanded the total destruction—all men, women, and children—of the ethnic group know as the Canaanites. This seems to contradict Jesus’ command in the New Testament to love your enemies and do good to all people. How can Yahweh be the same God as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ? What does genocide in the Bible have to do with the politics of the 21st century? This book explores, in typical Counterpoints format, the Old Testament command of God to exterminate the Canaanite population and what that implies about continuity between the Old and New Testaments. The four points of view presented on the continuity of the Testaments are: • Strong Discontinuity — C . S. Cowles • Moderate Discontinuity — Eugene H. Merrill • piritual Continuity — Tremper Longman III • Eschatological Continuity — Daniel L. Gard The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.

The Works of Mercy

The Works of Mercy
Author: James F. Keenan
Publsiher: Sheed & Ward
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-11
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000062428101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Works of Mercy Book Review:

Become the ultimate Skylands expert with this detailed A-Z of the Skylanders' world. Complete with an exclusive Gill Runt side-kick toy (Australian exclusive) which actually works in the video game, plus a fold-out extra goodie, this is the ultimate gift for any Skylanders fan.

God Has a Name

God Has a Name
Author: John Mark Comer
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-03-28
ISBN 10: 0310344247
ISBN 13: 9780310344247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Has a Name Book Review:

Many of us ache for relationship with God, yet feel distant and disconnected from him. As if he’s more of an idea we believe in our head than a person we relate to. But God has a name: Yahweh. This one simple idea has the potential to radically alter how you relate to God, not as a doctrine, but as a relational being who responds to you in an elastic, back-and-forth way. Why do we feel this gap between us and God? Could it be that a lot of what we think about God is wrong? Not all wrong, but wrong enough to mess up how we relate to him? What if our “God” is really a projection of our own identity, ideas, and desires? And what if the real God is different, but far better than we could ever imagine? This book is a simple, but profound guide to what God says about himself. In his signature conversational-but-smart style, John Mark Comer takes the reader line by line through Exodus 34v6-8—Yahweh’s self-revelation on Mount Sinai—called by some scholars the one most quoted verse in the Bible, by the Bible. In it, we see who God says he is. It turns out, who God is just might surprise you, and change everything.

In His Image

In His Image
Author: Jen Wilkin
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-04-16
ISBN 10: 1433549905
ISBN 13: 9781433549908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In His Image Book Review:

Sometimes we ask What is God’s will for my life? when we should really be asking Who should I be? The Bible has an answer: Be like the very image of God. By exploring ten characteristics of who God is—holy, loving, just, good, merciful, gracious, faithful, patient, truthful, and wise—this book helps us understand who God intends for us to be. Through Christ, the perfect reflection of the image of God, we will discover how God’s own attributes impact how we live, leading to freedom and purpose as we follow his will and are conformed to his image.

Belgic Confession

Belgic Confession
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Fig
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 1623145422
ISBN 13: 9781623145422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church
Author: U.S. Catholic Church
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2012-11-28
ISBN 10: 030795370X
ISBN 13: 9780307953704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catechism of the Catholic Church Book Review:

Over 3 million copies sold! Essential reading for Catholics of all walks of life. Here it is - the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholics around the world commonly believe. The Catechism draws on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of saints. It comes with a complete index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every subject. The word catechism means "instruction" - this book will serve as the standard for all future catechisms. Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (the Creed), what she celebrates (the Sacraments), what she lives (the Commandments), and what she prays (the Lord's Prayer), the Catechism of the Catholic Church offers challenges for believers and answers for all those interested in learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation.