A must read for Lent, a great gift for Easter! Pope Francis provides new insights into the most popular prayer in Christianity, offering readers a guide to living a life of meaning, purpose and strength.
This new work by Pope Francis illuminates the most important prayer in all of Christianity, verse by verse, in conversation with Father Marco Pozza, a theologian and a prison chaplain in Padua, Italy. Here Francis offers unprecedented insight on Jesus's most profound words, while exploring the importance of social justice, benevolence, and forgiveness, key elements of Bergoglio's papacy.
Our Father: The Lord's Prayer looks to address the concerns and hopes of today's men and women, seeking to become a guide to living a life that is full of meaning, purpose, and strength. "It takes courage to truly believe that God is the Father that accompanies us, forgives us, gives us bread, is attentive to everything we ask...what if it is not true?" the Pope writes. Challenging this doubt, he issues a call to "dare...help each other, one another to dare."
The Lord's Prayer is so often under used and discussed especially in general Christian circles. I grew up Catholic so we studied it quite a bit more and prayed it often. As a "general" Christian I think we have prayed it maybe twice while in church ever. No one really even discusses it. I think we have lost a huge prayer in our lives because of this. I was happy to add more thought into it with this book. It is a great resource to have as a Catholic or as any Christian denomination. I highly recommend reading it!
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