Pope Francis - The Pope from the End of the Earth
By Thomas J. Craughwell. There are many "firsts" with our new Pope Francis: the first Jesuit to be elected, the first to take the name of Francis, and the first to come to Rome from America. This book is not the first to be written about Pope Francis; however, I believe it is one of the best. It is a beautiful encounter in words and pictures on the life of our Holy Father. To begin, there is a heartwarming foreword written by Cardinal Sean O'Malley. You are given glimpses of Pope Francis' journey to the priesthood, his passion for the poor, his defense of life, and his outstretched hand to all people of faith. You receive answers to questions such as, "Why does the pope change his name?" and "What can the pope do?" Also included is Pope Francis' special devotion to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots, as well as two of his homilies. This beautifully illustrated biography is a keepsake that you will treasure. It makes a beautiful coffee table book. Hardcover, 168 pages.