- USD 9.99
Descripción de editorial
“[A] beautiful book of hope and inspiration . . . Pope Francis speaks frankly about problems facing the young and the elderly, Catholic and non-Catholic.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Pope Francis examines the role of millennials in the future of the Catholic Church in this urgent call to believers of all generations to work together to build a better world.
Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has reinvigorated the Catholic Church and become one of the most popular global leaders. Now, in this extraordinary interview with journalist Thomas Leoncini, His Holiness reminds Catholics of all ages that “God is young; He is always new.” God has energy, spontaneity, and the desire for change—youthful qualities that can be rallied to fight the many problems facing the Catholic Church and the world at large. In this inspiring volume, published in English for the first time, Pope Francis’s solution to these challenges is simple: a “revolution of tenderness” that unites believers of all ages in a mission to remake the world.
“God is young! God is the Eternal One who has no time, but is able to renew and rejuvenate Himself and all things continually. The most distinctive attributes of the young are also His. He is young because He makes all things new and loves innovation; because He astonishes and loves astonishment; because He dreams and wants us to dream.”—Pope Francis
Praise for God Is Young
“Enlightening . . . The interview is extremely wide-ranging. [Pope Francis’s] answers contemplate not only philosophy but such quotidian things as plastic surgery, pets, cell phones, consumerism, and more. The pope’s answers are generous in their length, some being even mini homilies. But all are thoughtful and thought-provoking, of interest and benefit to readers of all ages.”—Booklist (starred review)
Pope Francis speaks frankly about problems facing the young and the elderly, Catholic and non-Catholic, throughout the world in this brief treatise. Francis begins by insisting that God is young because he dreams and makes things new again. During his conversation with Leoncini (Born Liquid), he discusses the problems (mostly moral and economic) that ordinary people face. He indicts a global culture that fails to put people first, and condemns treating both youths and the aged as "disposable." He blames problems within those demographics, such as high youth unemployment, squarely on a world "too powerfully and compellingly dominated by an economic crisis" that primarily concerns itself with loss of "bank shares" before loss of human lives. Interwoven with his analysis is discussion about his own youth, and the hope that Christianity can provide a "revolution of tenderness." Francis states his truths plainly and unequivocally "nuclear weapons should be destroyed immediately" and repeatedly asserts the need for a compassionate, harmonious social order. While not sugarcoating problems, Francis's simple, humane voice emerges clearly in this beautiful book of hope and inspiration.