Happiness in This Life Happiness in This Life

Happiness in This Life

A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence

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Publisher Description

A collection of homilies, speeches, and “messages of the day” that brings together Pope Francis’s wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now
For Pope Francis, the appreciation of our everyday lives is a spiritual undertaking. Joy is a divine attribute, and creating joy around us an essential part of faith. Every homily and speech in this book delivers, in warm, engaging language accessible to believers and nonbelievers alike, a key lesson, instructing readers on finding love and happiness in a chaotic world.

Along the way, Pope Francis discusses the sanctity of women’s rights, talks about how the love of sports can bring out our best qualities, and explains why fighting discrimination is the essence of loving thy neighbor. He shares personal stories and anecdotes from his life, provides comforting messages of hope, and discusses the ways flawed families can make you a better person. The core ideas of Francis’s papacy—mercy, support for marginalized people, and diplomacy—shine through.

Praise for Happines in This Life

“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.”—Booklist

“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.”—Publishers Weekly

“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.”—Kirkus Reviews

Religion & Spirituality
December 5
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Awesome Alan!! ,

This book is worth reading.

This book is worth reading and actually I didn’t purchase the book on Google play or ITunes. But I got the actual book on Amazon and the reason why I got the book is because Pope Francis encourages Catholics like myself to live a good, productive and happy life within our lives, in the Catholic faith and in the afterlife as well. And in the past few times I’ve seen people who were feeling unhappy, unsuccessful and depressed sometimes because either they were struggling with college semesters, unable to find a new job and suffering from a incurable illness. And in fact, I had a friend of mine who suffered depression named Gabriel and not only did he suffer from depression but he suffered from unable to graduate from college, unable to find a new job and I couldn’t stand him being that way. So I encouraged him to finish off the final semester and exams and graduate which he did and I congratulated him. And one time when I saw him on his birthday, I gave him a Pope Francis cross. He still suffers from depression and Crohn’s disease but I encourage him to stay strong, hopeful and optimistic and not let his depression and Crohn’s disease ruin his life. And continue taking medication for his depression and incurable illness. And till this day, I still encounter some people who don’t live a happy life but I hope to help them out wherever I am

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