Pope Francis To Go: Bite-Sized Morsels from The Joy of the Gospel (eBook PDF)
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Christopher West, best-selling author, speaker, and teacher of John Paul II's Theology of the Body, offers a unique, in-depth look into the heart and style of Pope Francis and his proclamation of the Gospel.
This new eBook reflects on and shares the wisdom of Pope Francis’s The Joy Of The Gospel seen through the lens of the Theology of the Body. Don’t be fooled by the “to go” title, as if the point were to rush through the contents of this book. Rather, Christopher wants to make Pope Francis’s wisdom accessible to those who might not have the time to sift through his document in its entirety.
Pope Francis observes that ministers of the new evangelization “should appear as people who wish to share their joy, who point to a horizon of beauty, and who invite others to a delicious banquet." That’s Christopher's intention in putting this little book together: to share the joy, point to the beauty, and invite you to the delicious banquet he’s discovered in Pope Francis’s teaching. Bon appetit!
Praise for Pope Francis To Go:
“The world is thirsting for the gospel. Unfortunately, in recent times, the mainstream media has been polluting the streams of water that have been flowing out of Rome. As a result, countless Catholics read the words of Pope Francis only after his message has been garbled and misinterpreted. Thanks to Christopher West’s new book, Pope Francis to Go, we can draw deeply from the well of the great heart of Pope Francis. Christopher’s prayerful and powerful commentary on The Joy of the Gospel offers practical insights on not only how to share the good news, but more importantly, how to live it.”–Jason Evert
Author, Speaker, Cofounder of The Chastity Project
"What does Pope Francis's Joy of the Gospel have to do with the Theology of the Body for which Christopher West is known? Everything. As evangelizers, we can't be answering questions no one is asking. But everyone is asking how they can fulfill their desires, find love, be happy, be fulfilled. Pope Francis's teaching dovetails exactly with the Theology of the Body, as Christopher West masterfully demonstrates."
–Sister Helena Burns, FSP
Author, Filmmaker, Theology of the Body Presenter
“Christopher West shows how Pope Francis, with his own unique style, speaks in continuity with the great insights of St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, shining new light on how to communicate hard gospel truths in today’s cultural climate. This is a must-read for anyone working in the New Evangelization!”
–Dr. Gregory Popcak
Executive Director, Pastoral Solutions Institute, Author of Broken Gods: Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart
"Once again, Christopher West delivers a wonderful ‘sampler’ of papal thoughts for believers to easily access and chew over even in the midst of the busyness of daily life. Whoever takes pause and even for five minutes allows themselves time to daily ponder these gems of Pope Francis will be richly rewarded. The joy of the gospel, concentrated so powerfully in this little book, will bring new strength and hope!”
Curriculum Specialist, Instructor, Speaker, Theology of the Body Institute