The Church of Mercy Paperback
His First Major Book: A Message of Hope for All People
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The Church of Mercy
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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.
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.
The Church of Mercy by Francis was published by Darton Longman & Todd in March 2014 and is our 21411th best seller. The ISBN for The Church of Mercy is 9780232531244.
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The Church Of MercyMelanie Carroll, via The Good Book Stall
The first official book out from Pope Francis is a brilliantly edited work that clarifies, consolidates and illuminates his views on The Church, the poor, mission, evangelism, social justice and injustice, and so many more things that we have come to understand that he has a heart for and a willingness to speak out on.
This book reflects those words we have heard in his homilies, and had reported on from his meetings, and encapsulates them in a brilliantly easy to read and understand book.
You can't help but hear Pope Francis voice in this work, it reads as he speaks, warmly, insightfully, keenly and yes passionately.
This is not a book for Catholics only, and I can also imagine few Catholics who would not want to read it, but it is a book for anyone with a passion for justice and a desire to see the word of Christ not only shared and spread, but actively lived out in deed as well as principle.
This book alone, of course, is not going to achieve that, but it is a start on a journey, a good companion to have on that journey. It is a conversation starter that asks questions, points out ways we could go, and highlights things we should perhaps already have seen but have missed.
A thoroughly wonderful first official book from Pope Francis that is not at all beyond the reach or understanding of anyone.
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Details for The Church of Mercy
|Author / Artist||Francis|
|Publisher||Darton Longman & Todd (March 2014)|
|Number of Pages||192|
|Page last updated||7th October 2014|