Happiness in this life : a passionate meditation on earthly existence / Pope Francis ; translated from the Italian by Oonagh Stransky.

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    • Publication Information:
      First large print edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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.
    • Content Notes:
      Introduction: The path of happiness -- Part I. Your search for a meaningful life -- Dreams and plans for the future -- The secret of life -- Free and liberated people -- Part II. You and others: happiness in your relationships -- Let your light be contagious -- The family: life's bounty -- Successful lives: when the Lord's call is answered with joy -- The blessings and challenges of womanhood -- Part III. A hundredfold reward--plus suffering -- Beyond tears and loneliness -- From errors to forgiveness -- A hundred eternities -- Part IV. They who pray live serenely -- Prayer completes us -- Pope Francis's prayers for a fulfilling life.
    • Other Titles:
      Works. Selections. English
    • ISBN:
      9780525631583
      0525631585
    • Accession Number:
      on1012493355
      1012493355
    • Accession Number:
      fay.572991
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    • ABNT:
      FRANCIS, P.; STRANSKY, O. Happiness in this life : a passionate meditation on earthly existence. [s.l.] : Random House Large Print, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 15 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Francis P, Stransky O. Happiness in This Life : A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence. Random House Large Print; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.572991. Accessed November 15, 2019.
    • APA:
      Francis, P., & Stransky, O. (2017). Happiness in this life : a passionate meditation on earthly existence. Random House Large Print. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.572991
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Francis, Pope, and Oonagh Stransky. 2017. Happiness in This Life : A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence. Random House Large Print. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.572991.
    • Harvard:
      Francis, P. and Stransky, O. (2017) Happiness in this life : a passionate meditation on earthly existence. Random House Large Print. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.572991 (Accessed: 15 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Francis, P & Stransky, O 2017, Happiness in this life : a passionate meditation on earthly existence, Random House Large Print, viewed 15 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Francis, Pope, and Oonagh Stransky. Happiness in This Life : A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence. Random House Large Print, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.572991.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Francis, Pope, and Oonagh Stransky. Happiness in This Life : A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence. Random House Large Print, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.572991.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Francis P, Stransky O. Happiness in this life : a passionate meditation on earthly existence [Internet]. Random House Large Print; 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 15]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.572991

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 December #2

Though the title of the book mentions happiness, this collection of thoughts addresses something much deeper—joy. Bringing together excerpts from Pope Francis' sermons, speeches, prayers, and addresses, these pieces address a range of themes, from mercy and humility to simplicity and family. Ultimately, though, each piece points to the joy of following God. The pope addresses families, single people, youth, and others, constantly reminding all that they can indeed find ultimate happiness in this life. Each excerpt is short, well suited for digesting slowly over a long period of time or reading all at once for a broader perspective. 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. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.