Francis Paperback

Man of Prayer: A Biography

by Mario Escobar

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Learn about the new leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, in this sympathetic, broad and fascinating biography

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  • Interested in the life of Pope Francis
  • You'll find a deep look at the global effect of his appointment
  • Ideal for seeing the life and works of Pope Francis

Pope Francis has been branded as a man of prayer.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, elected as Pope of the Catholic Church on 13th March 2013, has already become the first at many

  • The First Jesuit Pope
  • The First Latin American Pope
  • The First Pope from the Southern Hemisphere

As always interest spikes in the new leader of the global Catholic community, and so do biographical writers. Mario Escobar writes a sympathetic and broad biography of the immigrant, Chemical Technician, Priest, Bishop, Cardinal and now Pope.

He is a humble man, with vast theological training and a heart for the poor and marginalized. The job he has stepped into has never been simple, littered with controversy and media hype. Read his story - his conversion, his commitment to serve others, and his unwavering prayer life - to discover the kind of Pope he will become.

Francis by Mario Escobar was published by Thomas Nelson in May 2013 and is our 13590th best seller. The ISBN for Francis is 9780849922039.

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First Jesuit. First Latin American. And a new pope who chose as his first act a simple request: please pray for me.

The recent resignation of Pope Benedict XVI took the world by surprise and for good reason. More than 600 years had passed since a pope last left his post.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, is a man of prayer, a man of action, and a humble man who has always promoted others over himself. In fact, it was Bergoglio who bowed out of the running in the papal election of 2005 to facilitate the rise of Benedict XVI.

However, the new pope faces a Catholic Church in crisis - a church that has lost the media pull of John Paul II and is still hounded by paedophile scandals and the filtration of documents from former papal administrations. His first year may not be an easy one, but neither this man nor the church itself has ever shied away from the challenges thrust upon them.

Pope Francis is austere and simple but has vast theological training. He is a man of his time but one who also travels by subway and bus just like any other citizen. Tirelessly fighting poverty and marginalisation, he is a beacon of hope for the poor, persecuted sectors of the church. Has a Catholic spring finally arrived after a very long winter?

Francis is the complete biography of a humble man who has suddenly become one of the most powerful and influential men on the planet.
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Chapter 1: The Language of his Memories – A Family of Italian Immigrants
Chapter 2: Spring Day – Vocation & Delivery
Chapter 3: The Hard Days of the Dictatorship
Chapter 4: The Rise of a Humble Man

Chapter 5: Jesuits: The Army of the Pope
Chapter 6: Juan Pablo II Support in their Apostolate American
Chapter 7: The Papable that gave way to a German Candidate
Chapter 8: The Conclave of 2013

Chapter 9: The First Pope of the Americas
Chapter 10: The First Pope Jesuit
Chapter 11: Pope to Modernity and Globalization
Chapter 12: Pope to Confront the Catholic Church Scandals
Chapter 13: Pope, Humble and Passionate to Prayer


Details for Francis

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherThomas Nelson (May 2013)
Number of Pages224
Thickness16 mm
Height214 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code4079400
Page last updated 5th March 2019
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