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The Name of God Is Mercy
The Name of God Is Mercy | Pope Francis
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.
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SleepyDragon
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Dollar Tree #bookhaul that I didn't tell my husband about immediately. Lol Not that he would disapprove of a $2 purchase. It is a rather #Catholic book haul, even for #HolyWeek, but I recently decided that I want to read something by Pope Francis, and the other is concerning a frequent topic on a FB page I follow. And there they both were in the same aisle as the coloring books I was after.

RadicalReader There‘s nothing better than a bargain when it comes to books 3mo
SleepyDragon @RadicalReader Did you see the price sticker still on the Pope Francis book? I saved $13 in that one alone! I love Dollar Tree. 3mo
RadicalReader @SleepyDragon way to save heck of a thrifting treasure 3mo
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sophierayton
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Pickpick

I love the Pope. Lots of kind and uplifting words. It's short so could be savoured one q&a at a time or read in one go.

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Argon
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I started RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) yesterday, so I thought it was fitting to start this book today and read the words of the Pope as I officially begin the path to Catholicism 🙏😊

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Nayuribe
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Megara
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Pickpick

It‘s refreshing to hear a figure of Christianity speak of a God of mercy. Though I disagree with Pope Francis on points, I am glad I read this to get a peak inside his beliefs.

Now if he‘d just ordain women and open up the Vatican archives... I can dream, can‘t I? 😂

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Court7
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Pickpick

This felt like an appropriate choice for a couple of long drives to the pastoral center and back. Very good! I had never spent much time thinking about confession from the confessor's side so I in particular enjoyed those parts.

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Suet624
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The Catholic Church should come with a trigger warning. (Don't mean to offend anyone and maybe it could be said of all forms of religion...) However, when the Pope came to the U.S. last year, I found myself in tears as I watched him non-stop during the weekend events. This man, this representative of the Church, opened my heart. While the book made me cringe occasionally, I also received some comfort. We are fortunate to have him with us now.

JoeStalksBeck I'm not religious but I do like this guy. He's not your typical "stereotype " for a pope . And he has a chemistry degree! ? 2y
Suet624 @GoodallBookHaul I hope he gets to stay for awhile. He's making some great changes in a very creaky organization. 2y
MicheleinPhilly I was raised Catholic and went to Catholic schools all my life. I no longer practice and have MAJOR issues with the Church, but I find Pope Francis inspiring. I think it's the Jesuit in him. ☺ 2y
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saresmoore Great review! 2y
Suet624 @MicheleinPhilly yes, I know how you feel. I will say that the church was a place where I could sit in front of a statue of what I considered to be the Divine Feminine. (edited) 2y
LitHousewife From the moment I heard that he took the name Francis I have loved him. I wasn't practicing anymore at the time and now I am. He's definitely filled my heart. I her to read this book. 2y
Suet624 @LitHousewife 💕💕💕 2y
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Suet624
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Corruption is not an act but a condition, a personal and social state in which we become accustomed to living...The corrupt man gets angry because his wallet is stolen and so he complains about the lack of safety on the streets, but then he is the one who cheats the state by evading taxes, or else he fires his employees every 3 months so he doesn't have to hire them with a permanent contract ..Then he boasts to his friends about his cunning ways.

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CouronneDhiver
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Audiobook + vegetarian feast #Lent

Cinfhen That looks so good 😊 2y
CouronneDhiver My hubby is a good cook, @Cinfhen ... I'm grateful because I have absolutely no skills in the kitchen. Haha! 2y
Cinfhen So lucky 🍀 my hubby boils pasta and makes eggs! 2y
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DebinHawaii Yum! 😋🍴 2y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen I never, and I mean NEVER, make an egg in this house. That is my husband's area of expertise. 😂 2y
CouronneDhiver Hahaha! @LeahBergen ... that's where it's at. I'm also the resident grilled cheese expert. 2y
SaraFair So many different tastes there! I need more veggies. 2y
Suet624 That looks amazing! 2y
saresmoore Delicious! The squash looks perfectly cooked! 2y
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EllieDottie
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I'm not Catholic but this book has been on my list for a while, because I find this man fascinating and I would love to learn more about his theology. Seems like an appropiate time of year to pick this book up! #lent #marchmadness

Smangela I absolutely agree - stacking this now! 2y
CouronneDhiver I agree! 2y
Suet624 It's one of my books to read in March. 2y
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Jdscott50
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#4 #libfaves16'What I took away from the book was the concept of mercy and forgiveness, that we have the power to forgive and wipe away past wrongs. It becomes a universal message of peace. We can treat each other with dignity, forgive those that trespass against us, and move forward. It is a powerful message for anyone and it is particularly good to hear this message from the Catholic Church.

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LiteraryMind
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A semi short read that is easy to understand while feeling inspired and humbled all at the same time! Pope Francis elaborates on the true mercy of God and how we are to embrace such love and then apply it to those around us. Despite your religion, he speaks openly and profoundly on seeking to make the world a place of peace, solidarity, forgiveness, and merciful love.

Have a blessed Sunday everyone and coming week! 🕯🙏🏻

#DiverseReads

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LiteraryMind
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Another perfect moment to catch up on an inspiring #GoodRead! I must admit, these appointments are becoming a great quality time for reading my books. 😛

#DiverseReads

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LiteraryMind
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Another perfect moment to catch up on an inspiring #GoodRead! I must admit, these appointments are turning into great quality time with my books. 😛

#DiverseReads

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Ksvz
Name of God Is Mercy | Pope Francis
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Mehso-so

Audio. Non Fiction. I checked this out not realizing it was a transcript of an interview in book form. The so-so doesn't come from the context but more from the notion I would have enjoyed seeing this exchange or listening to it between the people involved. The thoughts of His Holiness are beautiful

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Heatherine
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I'm not Catholic, but I like a lot of Pope Francis' views. Nice, quick read. Talks a lot about forgiveness.

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Heatherine

Just downloaded a sample of this for my Kindle. Has anyone read this? Not my normal historical fiction, so I'm not sure if I want to buy it.

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