Something of great significance is taking place in the Catholic Church. A new man, Pope Francis, has been chosen as the bishop of Rome, to lead the universal church.
In The Joy of the Gospel, his first apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis has issued a powerful call to all Christians, reminding us of our common mission and our common faith. He proclaims that joy is the first and irreplaceable response to the Gospel, the message of Jesus and for a church whose ‘doors should always be open’.
This book is your guide to Pope Francis’ words. Along with significant quotations, it has a unique index to all the important themes that will guide you to an enhanced and more enjoyable reading, and a deeper understanding of Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel.
Desmond O’Donnell is an Irish Oblate priest and a professional psychologist who ministered for 28 years in Australia and served for 12 years on the General Council of the Oblates. His previous books include Praying Is Like This and Apostolic Community Is Like This (Dominican Publications); To Stay a Believer, God Is Love, Joyfully Sharing the Gospel (Columba Press).