Though the title of the book mentions happiness, this collection of thoughts addresses something much deeper—joy. Bringing together excerpts from Pope Francis’s sermons, speeches, prayers, and addresses, these pieces address a range of themes, from mercy and humility to simplicity and family… Readers will be encouraged to clear away the cacophony of modern society and embrace the simplicity of joy. A book as loving and encouraging as the man himself seems to be.
Happiness in this Life
Reviews | Happiness in this Life
With this wide-ranging collection of writings, homilies, and addresses, the current pontiff dispels any notion that religious practice is dour and antiquated… It brings together the pope’s most affecting passages to inspire Catholics (and those of other faiths) to lift up those around them.
Reminiscent of the gentle encouragement of the Dalai Lama… Family-centered and practical—especially on difficult matters of familial contention—these homilies are, on the whole, gentle encouragements to do the right thing… [This] collection offers clear insight into the pope’s doctrinal concerns.