Happiness in This Life

Happiness in This Life

A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence

Book - 2017
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"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."--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780525510970
Characteristics: viii, 259 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Stransky, Oonagh - Translator


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Cynthia_N May 03, 2018

Good read but not quite what I was looking for. This book was a collection of bits and pieces from his homilies and speeches that were loosely organized into sections, I hadn't read/heard most of them but I was hoping for a little bit more depth on happiness.


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