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The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium [Kindle Edition]

Pope Francis
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"“I realize of course that joy is not expressed the same way at all times in life, especially at moments of great difficulty. Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures, even as a flicker of light born of our personal certainty that, when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved.”

Given in Rome by Pope Francis on November 24, 2013, the Solemnity of Christ the King, The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium) encourages all members of the faithful to a renewed personal encounter with Christ and to a greater evangelization. In his first apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis delves more deeply into the new evangelization, building on the foundation laid by Benedict XVI and John Paul II.

The document discusses evangelization in the context of both the pulpit and the world. Pope Francis expresses a desire for “a ‘missionary option’, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything…”(#27)

Referencing Paul VI, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, the Second Vatican Council, and many other Church documents, Pope Francis calls the Church to a greater evangelization that is empowered by a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ."

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Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, elected on 13 March 2013. In his over 40 years as a Catholic Priest, he has drawn "high marks as an accomplished intellectual, having studied theology in Germany." He is seen as someone who personally straddles the divide between the liberals and conservatives in the Catholic Church. Francis has supported the social justice ethos of Latin American Catholicism, including a robust defense of the poor. At the same time, he has generally tended to accent growth in personal holiness over efforts for structural reform

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 290 KB
  • Print Length: 146 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1494390167
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Pauline Books and Media; 1 edition (6 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HQ4KYU4
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST I HEARD FROM POPE FRANCIS SO FAR ! 8 Jan 2014
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Indeed a very good book written at "the appropriate time" for believers. The language used is simple. Therefore it makes very easy reading & comprehension of Pope Francis' message. Don't just read it once, do at least a second and a third reading.

This book also makes an easy-to-use Reference book for the people in the pews.

If you are thinking of getting a personal copy, get one more for a Best Friend or a Neighbour.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this! 22 Dec 2013
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I cannot praise this document too highly. At last a Papal document that reads as if it has been written by a human being and one with a sense of humour at that. But do not buy this; go to the Vatican website, choose your preferred language and download the pdf. All you then need to do to read it on a Kindle is email it to your Kindle's email address with the word "convert" in the title line. It will make a pretty decent, but not perfect, job of fitting it to you Kindle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo 31 Jan 2014
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I have NEVER read an encyclical written by a Pope previously because they are not typically written for the person in the pew. This one is very readable and easy to understand. More importantly it addresses issues that I believe most Christians are very interested in.Even my 25 year old goddaughter is reading it without any prodding.This is a Pope who truly knows how to engage a mass audience of non theologians. Bravo Papa Francesco.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evangeli Gaudium 21 Mar 2014
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Brilliant and inspiring. We have waited a long time for a work such as this. Written in an easy and approachable manner. It is also very non-denominational so that it can appeal across the board to seekers of the truth whatever their denomination or even if they have none at all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Presentation of Evangelii Gaudium 2 May 2014
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The printing of the document in the booklet was far too small to make for comfortable reading. but it is important for me to own
this copy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A call to Christians to get our act together 12 April 2014
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This is what Catholicism is about. It is a call to put all our petty differences aside and to follow Christ.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Where is Francis leading us? 13 Mar 2014
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To a Christian brought up on the Hell Fire and Damnation approach, this is a breath of fresh air. It feeds my hope for renewal within the Roman Catholic world. There are plenty of words directed at the clergy, but it is also a call for every member to become fully active and responsible and to experience the joy and let go unnecessary burdens. It is sympathetic to difference. I am reading it quite slowly, because there is a lot to think about, even if the language is relatively simple, but sometimes though I understand the words I am not completely clear about the intended meaning. I bought the kindle version; in hindsight I would have preferred the paper back
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5.0 out of 5 stars Apostolic Exhortation 10 Jan 2014
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This is inspired writing that is written in an accessible way - this should be on the reading list of all Catholics and many other believers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Superb. Everyone should read it.
Published 17 days ago by paul barrie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Dellighted to have this easily accessible at any time
Published 2 months ago by Jo
4.0 out of 5 stars Down to earth, challenging and inspiring
Plenty of tough medicine that will shake many clerics - and 'practising' christians and lay folk. This is truly inspirational, and pretty shaming too. Read more
Published 8 months ago by rambler
5.0 out of 5 stars Pope Francis and His Hopes for the Church
This is the American edition of this Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis. It says nothing new but the style is a revolution. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ann Gleeson
3.0 out of 5 stars Full of joy!
The content is very good, but the print is very small. It's a strain to read it. It's just a bit better than the first edition I'd bought.
Published 8 months ago by V. Vouilloz
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recemended
A must for all who take the mission of Jesus Christ. Consistant with Francis theme that the Gospel is a gift to all and not a secret to be reserved by a few
Published 8 months ago by Frank McManus
5.0 out of 5 stars The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium
A refreshing look into the spreading of the Good News of the Gospels. Would recommend that all Catholics read it and reflect on it.
Published 8 months ago by Christine Warrington
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you Pope Francis
The book is well worth reading many times. It is simple and straightforward without difficult words and can be understood by people not steeped in theology. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars evangelii gaudium
A comprehensive exhortation using witness of scripture, patristics and evangelical councils and more recent consultations in Asia & Sth America as well as lives and spirituality of... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Revd David Ellington
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