Book: The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium, by Pope Francis
Genre: Apostolic Exhortation
Where I got it: PDF download from the Vatican website (which I then sent to my Kindle)
Length: 224 pages
Briefly, it’s “a passionate call for every Christian to be constantly ready to bring the love of Jesus to others. [Pope Francis] envisions a church of Spirit-filled evangelizers who exude joy and care for Gods people, especially the poor” [Goodreads].
Comments: This Pope doesn’t just walk the walk, he also talks the talk. And he talks it at length, cohesively and convincingly, if you share his central faith tenets. One question: is his emphasis on mission, going out to others, sharing with them, etc, a reflection of his evidently very extrovert personality type? How does Pope Francis do the desert side of Christian spirituality?
Challenges: Non-fiction reading challenge.