Books by Pope Francis

A FUTURE OF FAITH by Pope Francis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Catholic readers will find Francis' words to be of great interest—and, for the pre-Vatican II crowd, perhaps controversial."
In dialogue with a French sociologist and writer, Pope Francis (Happiness in This Life, 2017, etc.) reveals some of his recent episcopal and ecumenical concerns. Read full book review >
HAPPINESS IN THIS LIFE by Pope Francis
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"The author's 2015 encyclical Laudato si' makes for more inspired reading, perhaps, but this sometimes-stern but often friendly collection offers clear insight into the pope's doctrinal concerns."
Homilies and other short inspirational writings by the leader of the Catholic Church. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"As Spadaro writes, Pope Francis understands that 'One must not complicate God, especially if this complication distances God from the people.' People's Pope indeed. (Religion. 4-12)"
The People's Pope shows that he is a down-to-earth man who understands both religion and children. Read full book review >
THE CHURCH OF MERCY by Pope Francis
NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2014

"Refreshingly humane, focusing on people rather than institutions. Admirers of Francis and students of church history alike will find this a useful introduction to the pontiff's thought."
In a collection whose original Italian publication marks the first year of his papacy, Pope Francis gathers homilies, sermons and brief essays that point to his most important concerns. Read full book review >