Happiness in this life [electronic resource] : A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence. Pope Francis.

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    • Publication Information:
      Unabridged.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: A collection of homilies, speeches, and "messages of the day" that brings together Pope Francis's wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now 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.Praise for Happines in This Life"Though the title of the book mentions happiness, this collection of thoughts addresses something much deeper—joy. Bringing together excerpts from Pope Francis's sermons, speeches, prayers, and addresses, these pieces address a range of themes, from mercy and humility to simplicity and family. . . . 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."—Booklist "With this wide-ranging collection of writings, homilies, and addresses, the current pontiff dispels any notion that religious practice is dour and antiquated. . . . It brings together the pope's most affecting passages to inspire Catholics (and those of other faiths) to lift up those around them."—Publishers Weekly "Reminiscent of the gentle encouragement of the Dalai Lama . . . Family-centered and practical—especially on difficult matters of familial contention—these homilies are, on the whole, gentle encouragements to do the right thing. . . . [This] collection offers clear insight into the pope's doctrinal concerns."—Kirkus Reviews
    • Notes:
      Narrator: Arthur Morey.
    • Notes:
      Unabridged.
      Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 186450 KB).
    • ISBN:
      9780525631576 (sound recording)
    • Accession Number:
      fay.602001
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      POPE FRANCIS; MOREY, A. Happiness in this life. [electronic resource] : A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence. [s. l.]: Random House Audio, 2017. ISBN 9780525631576. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.602001. Acesso em: 23 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Pope Francis, Morey A. Happiness in This Life. [Electronic Resource] : A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence. Random House Audio; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.602001. Accessed January 23, 2020.
    • APA:
      Pope Francis, & Morey, A. (2017). Happiness in this life. [electronic resource] : A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence. Random House Audio. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.602001
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Pope Francis, and Arthur Morey. 2017. Happiness in This Life. [Electronic Resource] : A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence. Random House Audio. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.602001.
    • Harvard:
      Pope Francis and Morey, A. (2017) Happiness in this life. [electronic resource] : A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence. Random House Audio. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.602001 (Accessed: 23 January 2020).
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      Pope Francis & Morey, A 2017, Happiness in this life. [electronic resource] : A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence, Random House Audio, viewed 23 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Pope Francis, and Arthur Morey. Happiness in This Life. [Electronic Resource] : A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence. Random House Audio, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.602001.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Pope Francis, and Arthur Morey. Happiness in This Life. [Electronic Resource] : A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence. Random House Audio, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.602001.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Pope Francis, Morey A. Happiness in this life. [electronic resource] : A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence [Internet]. Random House Audio; 2017 [cited 2020 Jan 23]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.602001

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 2018 Booklist Reviews.