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on 20 February 2014
A must for all practising Christians and for those curious to know more.
This is Pope Francis' first Encyclical and shows how different this Pope is and how exciting his teachings are on caring for the sick, for the poor and the call to abandon war as a means of solving disputes.
The price is little to pay to get in touch with a man teaching in a modern way.
It does not go into theology, it is, like the man, simplicity and a joy to read.
A breath of fresh air from the Vatican.
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on 24 March 2014
Wonderfully and brilliantly written, whilst some passages are quite deep and meaningful the majority helps one to analyse
ones own life.
A very useful publication for the Ordained clergy who will findmany of the Chapters of great use in their Ministries.

I found it give me a great insight into my own life and helped to highlight both my good points and the bad ones which
may need to be reviewed.
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on 28 February 2014
Unlike most documents coming from the Vatican, this is 'readable'. The language is simple but, of course, the subject matter is appealing to us today. It addresses current issues and gives helpful guidance to a life lived in 'outreach' to all.
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on 10 September 2014
'Evangelii Gaudium' is a sensitively written call, or exhortation in Vatican language, by Pope Francis, inviting all who have been baptised to recover the joy and freshness of the gospel message in today's world. In keeping with the way that he has conducted his ministry since becoming Pope, 'The Joy of the Gospel' addresses all people including those who 'feel far from God.' The Pope reminds us that 'God's love for us is all embracing.'

For many Catholics 'Evangelli Gaudium' is also a welcome call for a reform of the church structure at every level. Having watched her stumble from one crisis to another, suddenly we are presented with a Pope who has gently dispensed with all the trappings of his office, is not afraid to put in place all the necessary reforms,and has managed to gain the respect of people all around the world whether they have faith or not. He stresses the importance of dialogue and alliance between between believers and non-believers and of taking on board the diversity of peoples who experience the gift of God for 'every culture has positive values to offer which can enrich the way that the gospel is preached, understood and lived.' For at the end of the day 'God has already spoken and, there is nothing more that we need to know, which has not been revealed to us.'
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on 3 March 2014
It is very inspiring. The language and thoughts are very clear and easy to understand. It is a very prophetic book for our time.
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on 26 February 2014
I would recommend this document to anyone who wishes to develop a new outlook on the Gospels.
it is clearly written,Typeset is clear and uncluttered, not didactic.The style is inclusive and affirmative.
It comes from a stout and courageous heart.
Service was prompt. Book condition excellent.
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on 31 July 2014
This 'exhortation' is simply wonderful. It is actually readable which must be a first for Vatican documents. It is full of Pope Francis' warmth and love and wisdom but he doesn't pull any punches either. The typeface is very readable too with enough space for your own annotations. It is worth noting this exhortation can be downloaded free of charge to an e-reader from various websites.
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on 9 April 2014
Pope Francis presents the fundamental tenets of the Gospels, preaching simply what Christ taught and urging us to spread the message of Christ's love, especially of the poor. The Pope makes no bones about condemning corporate greed, urging all people to work for the Common Good.
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on 6 December 2014
Ashamed to say its publication a year ago slipped my radar. Was apprehensive to read it as expected the 'dryness' of some of the things I'd read from early times but not a bit of it. Pope Francis shines through it.
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VINE VOICEon 27 November 2015
This Pope clearly has a heart for the gospel, but he doesn't write as well as Benedict so don't expect that free flowing style. The layout in small blocks isn't helpful, but the contents are worth pushing on for.
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