By: Pope Francis
CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION BOOK AWARD WINNER! – SPIRITUALITY
INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER ILLUMINATION AWARD GOLD MEDAL WINNER (CATHOLIC)
"The book's appeal is as broad as the Pope's fan base, reaching INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER ILLUMINATION AWARD GOLD MEDAL WINNER (CATHOLIC)out to Catholics, other Christians, seekers, and non-believers alike….Francis writes in simple, gentle prose, and the study questions interspersed through the text are short, to the point, and thoughtful. This inspiring book would make an excellent group study for Christians and seekers of all persuasions." -- Publishers Weekly
"This creative new book gathers together, in one volume, Pope Francis's thoughts on the various parts of the Apostle's Creed. As a result, it offers what theologians call a 'systematic' look at his way of approaching Christian belief. But this is not some dry theological tome. Rather, it's vintage Francis: clear, concise, provocative, inspiring and always accessible for anyone from the devout believer to the doubtful seeker." --James Martin, SJ, author, Jesus: A Pilgrimage
“I believe in the surprise of each day, in which will be manifest love, strength, betrayal, and sin, which will be always with me until that definitive encounter with that marvelous face which I do not know, which always escapes me, but which I wish to know and love. Amen.”
Drawn from his writings, interviews, and homilies, I Believe provides an intimate window on the Pope’s personal faith, and an incomparable introduction to the gospel. Organized around the principle themes of the Apostles' Creed, these short readings make it clear that the Creed is more than a list of dogmatic propositions; it is an invitation to encounter the living God in the deepest place in our hearts. And that encounter inspires us to action: to give witness, to practice greater charity, to live in the truth. The Pope’s words are also a challenge—to meet the God of surprises, who makes all things new, who accompanies us on our journey. For anyone seeking a more authentic life, this is a book to carry and treasure.