The Name of God Is Mercy

The Name of God Is Mercy

A Conversation With Andrea Tornielli

Book - 2016
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"Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart -- mercy -- which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains -- through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor -- why "mercy is the first attribute of God." God "does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins," he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts -- on the contrary, its duty is to go out into the world to find its way into the consciousness of people so that they can assume responsibility for, and move away from, the bad things they have done. The first Jesuit and the first South American to be elected Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has traveled around the world spreading God's message of mercy to the largest crowds in papal history. The Name of God Is Mercy resonates with this desire to reach all those who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 282.092 F819n
Characteristics: xx, 151 p. : illustration ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Tornielli, Andrea 1964-
Stransky, Oonagh


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hermlou Oct 17, 2011

First book in an enjoyable series. Callahan runs a house-cleaning service in Georgia, and the cleaners find body of a young woman. The best part of the series is the interaction between Callahan and her mother Edna and the personalities of the cleaning ladies. The plot is well constructed and includes bits about the Civil War and groups such as Sons of Confederate Veterans.

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