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The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium

The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium

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by Pope Francis

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Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation is a passionate call for every Christian to “be constantly ready to bring the love of Jesus to others.” He envisions a church of “Spirit-filled evangelizers” who exude joy and care for God's people, especially the poor. "Evangelii Gaudium" is thought provoking, wide-ranging, and challenging to every Catholic.

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The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am halfway through this book by Pope Francis. I am already thinking of others that I want to share his wisdom with. Easy to read but much to contemplate and put into action. If you have been captured by the unique gifts of this newest Pope, you will enjoy getting to know him. I highly recommend this book to all.
FrancescaFB More than 1 year ago
What a joy to read! Pope Francis is one of the most crucial and significant authors of our time. He writes so meaningfully regarding not only the Catholic Church but for the faith in and hope for all races, creeds, for all mankind. His explanations of God, the Gospels, Jesus Christ, faith, the Blessed Mother, the Catholic Church, Christianity, eternal life and salvation, the Apostles, and prayer are so insightful that it will resonate in the lives of every Christian. He reminds us that Christians must take great joy in the Gospels, which are sometimes taken too much for granted.
JAJF More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this to EVERYONE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good read and a message to all Catholic clergy and lay people. The book can be complicated to read.
fon_addict58 More than 1 year ago
Pope Francis brings a bold and fresh approach to today's Catholic. His down to earth way of explaining the gospel is a joy to read. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Joy of the Gospel is the for the devout and the unsure in today's times. Pope Francis is awakened many to follow Christ. For those living in the United States, the perspective of this leader from Argentina makes for relaxing meditation at bedtime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoughtful and reflective support and critigueof the Catholic Church! Written for the Catholic faithful but embracing of all!
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
If Christianity is grounded in “good news,” there should surely be something both joyful and urgent about its message. Instead, all too often leaders of faith seem to turn into political debaters, or puritanical obstructionists. Pope John Paul the 23rd said, “We are not here to guard a museum, but to cultivate a flourishing garden of life.” In this small book, Pope Francis introduces readers into the garden, letting life reveal its colors through wise teaching.  I read this book just after celebrating Christmas. When Pope Francis reminds us how consumerism leads to a world with no room for the poor, I’m reminded anew of “no room at the inn.” But this story starts much earlier than the New Testament, and there are ample Old Testament reminders of the joy to come in messianic times.  The book is formatted into chapters with sections and numbered subsections, ending with a well-laid out index covering such topics as social dialogue; the inclusion of the poor; Mary, Mother of Evangelization (since she carried the Word, it seems a logical calling); and the heart of the Gospel. It’s easy to read one piece at once, then ponder. But equally a reader might skim and dive deep, caught by a sudden bright metaphor, singular explanation, or call to action. The Pope deals “extensively” with his topics, “with a detail some may find excessive,” he confesses. But a lay reader, seeking new joy in faith and evangelization, will find in these words a path to “rejoice in the Lord always.” A preacher (whether Catholic or not) will find wise advice on speaking and preparation. A woman will find a generous reminder that the priest’s sacramental power in no way makes him holier than thou. And a pilgrim will find wise advice on ecumenism. Yes, there are some complicated words, and some ponderous references, but none of it’s onerous. People, politicians, priests, parishes, bishops, and all, will be called to attention here while practical suggestions and measures are offered, from the needs of the poor to the worship of modern-day idols. This isn’t a book of rules and regulations. It doesn’t hammer home Catholic doctrine to the exclusion of human need. And it’s more than just a collection of wise paragraphs. For Catholics, Protestants, Christians, agnostics, priests, lay people, and more; for anyone remotely interested in what the church is meant to be saying, rather than just what they think they’ve heard it say, this book must surely be essential, and truly joyful, reading.  Disclosure: Blogging for Books provided this book to me for free in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I pray that every person might encounter the joy of the Gospel in their lives. This is a must-read for all Christians and seekers of peace.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The print in the book is tiny. Book is nice size print is not!
TGR More than 1 year ago
I will be happy to write a review once I have finished the book. Thomas G. Ryan