Pope Francis' Little Book of Compassion by Andrea Kirk Assaf
"Compassion, “to suffer with,” as it appears in this palm-sized book compiling quotes excerpted from Pope Francis’s public remarks, is more than a feeling. It is action, explains journalist Assaf, who has covered three pontificates and written for Inside Read more
Pope Francis is a pope of the people, and his teachings have been praised and shared by the faithful and nonreligious alike. Exploring themes universal to all people, Pope Francis’ Little Book of Compassion offers inspiration and hope from one of the world’s great spiritual leaders. In it, the Holy Father explores how living a life of compassion can be practiced in five areas of life: prayer, mercy, forgiveness, solidarity, and charity.
Pope Francis appears to be changing the face of Roman Catholicism. He has infused the fusty institution with openness and optimism, faced off against established power interests within the Vatican, reformed the Church’s finances, and, most importantly, asked that Catholics approach one another and non-Catholics with candor, humility, and love. He has made the papacy and the Church relevant once again.
Paperback 400 pgs 4.25 x 5"
Words from Pope Francis:
“A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.” “There is so much indifference in the face of suffering. May we overcome indifference with concrete acts of charity."
Andrea Kirk Assaf is a Rome-based journalist who has been employed with Inside the Vatican since 2002 and has covered three pontiffs. She is the compiler of Pope Francis’ Little Book of Wisdom and divides her time between a farm in Remus, Michigan and Rome.