Sunday, August 16, 2015

Encountering Truth // A Blogging for Books Review


Pope Francis ranks really highly on my all time favorite people right now. Catholicism can sometimes get a bad rap in today's modern world, but Pope Francis is transforming the face that Catholicism presents to the world for the better. He's such a people's pope, and even non-Catholic's that I know are professing their love of him.

His new book, Encountering Truth, is only making me love him even more. This book is a collection of his homilies that he gives every morning in St. Martha's cathedral to lay peoples. The homilies are completely unscripted, and they really give a new light to the gospels. Pope Francis gives messages of hope and advice to everyday Catholics, and he always delivers his message in a loving and open way.

What I especially like about this book is that it includes the bible readings from the day that the homilies are coming from, making the book a daily devotional of sorts as one can first read that verses and then read the corresponding homily. As such, this is a book that I know I will constantly be coming back to in order to gain more wisdom and guidance.

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

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