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“Pope Francis” Book Giveaway

“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine

Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, each week I give some away, absolutely free, no strings attached.

Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.

"Pope Francis" Book Giveaway
Thanks to the good folks at Our Sunday Visitor, this week I’m giving away THREE copies of Matthew Bunson’s new book, Pope Francis. Read below to learn more about the book and how to enter.

Pope Francis

by Matthew Bunson

Our Sunday Visitor, 224 pages, paperback
Released on April 5, 2013

Pope Francis bookWhen the curtains were drawn and our new Holy Father stepped out into view of the 150,000 people waiting in St. Peter’s Square, it was a humble and gentle man from Argentina who greeted them, not in triumph, but with a gentle wave.

He’s a pope of “firsts” – the first Jesuit pope, the first pope from the Americas, and the first to choose the name of Italy’s most famous saint.

  • He is the son of an immigrant railway worker, and sibling of four.
  • He was an active, social young man who trained to be a chemist before pursuing a religious vocation.
  • He is a Jesuit priest and beloved spiritual director who even as archbishop of Buenos Aires was referred to as Father Jorge.
  • He is an outspoken leader who experienced firsthand the challenges of a society ravaged by war, economic despair and cultural unrest.

Pope Francis is still new to us, but in this biography you will get to know the man who became pope: A street priest at heart with a deep love for people and a pastor’s touch. He teaches in word and deed the truths of the Church and God’s merciful love.

Get inside access to the entire history-making event, from the startling resignation of Pope Benedict through the gathering of Cardinals for the Conclave and the installation of this Pope of the people.

Examine Pope Francis the man—his background, his ideas, his mission, and his challenges and opportunities as our new pope—including 16 pages of full color photos from Pope Francis’ past and present.

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"Pope Francis" Book Giveaway

The winner(s) will be randomly selected next Friday and the books will be sent out, free of charge, shortly thereafter.

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(Since I’m covering the shipping costs, only residents within the continental United States are eligible to win.)

  • Gentillylace

    I am particularly impressed by Pope Francis’ humility and good humor. People seem to be quite intrigued by him — even more so than other popes — and are willing to return to the Church apparently because he is now the Pope.

  • Mark Truso

    Pope seems willing to make changes while remaining orthodox to his predecessors.

  • Janis

    Pope Francis’ love for the poor & marginalized and his unconventional yet inspiring “firsts” has been an amazing witness to Catholic Christians around the world.

  • Beth

    So far, I am in awe of his humility. I was reading a story the other day about how he gave one of his Swiss Guards a sandwich and got him to sit down after keeping watch all night. He has such a servant’s heart, and I think that’s why he is exactly the right man for the job!

  • His love for our Lord Christ. It radiates from him and seems to lead his every action and word which all our Popes should have. Everything he does is from his heart.

  • jmontanez

    his authenticity and humanity

  • Elizabeth Heard Clarke

    Pope Francis’ quiet, humble demeanor is appealing, but I believe that he also has a strong vision for reforming the Church which is needed today.

  • JMan

    Good luck!

  • Liz Miller

    I am inspired by Pope Francis’ simplicity. He is very humble and seems to be funny, too!

  • Tyler

    I have been impressed by his ability to teach and lead by example.

  • Patrick D Gamble

    Pope Francis appears to be a man of great humility. The media seems to be a little shocked by everything about him. I love getting to learn more about him as the days go by! @BrandonVogt1

  • adlerd

    He’s so himself, simple humble and doing what comes naturally to him. I think we all have a lot to learn from him and hope we are strong enough to follow his lead.

  • Diane Roe

    I am anxious to learn more about Pope Francis! He is a wonderful, humble role model for all.

  • aslide

    I think the thing that has impressed me the most is his humility and simplicity. He just seems to be a very holy and down to earth person.

  • I love how he has re-introduced the world to the faith!

  • Martina Couldry

    His simplicity, can’t wait to find out more about him

  • Chris

    What impresses me the most is his blatant attempts and successes to remain himself. I am not saying that past popes didn’t, but some of his ways are more eye catching.

  • Charley

    How comfortable he feels with such an enormous responsibility.

  • I think he has the power to change the papacy in such a humble way!

  • Grace Hincapie

    What impresses me about Pope Francis is that he still speaks the truth as John Paul ll and Benedict did but in his own simple way.

  • Jonathan Rodriguez

    i want to learn of this man,and understand why he is the way. Must be fascinating.

  • Jason

    This would be great to have and share with my students!

  • Bethie

    He is so loving to everyone! The Church will become once again a beacon of Love on Pope Francis’ watch.

  • Jim

    Looking forward to better understand the man who speaks so clearlyof the heart of the gospel.

  • Ooh, excited!

  • Stacy Smith

    Thanks for the chance to win this book! It looks great!

  • Mario Pineda, Jr.

    Would love to read Pope Francis since I can see him being that finishing touch of JP II impact and B16 teaching be personified in actions.

  • Resa Brennan

    I am impressed by the Pop’s humility, and gentle nature. It is what we have needed in the papacy for quite a long time.

  • Anand Bheemarasetti

    Pope Francis is very fitting to the present times. Among the religious people, many still do not understand the balance between the faith and works. He truly leads by example, which makes him a true witness.

  • I am so thankful for Pope Francis. His enthusiasm and joy
    for the message impress me.

  • Megan

    This is my next “book club” book…I’d love to win! 🙂

  • Christy

    I echo Maggie Melchior’s comment: Pope Francis’ gentle authority is what impresses me most. “Gentle servant leader” sums it up very well.

  • Connie Rossini

    Please enter me in the contest. I love Pope Francis’s love for holy poverty.

  • MaggieMelchior

    What most impresses me about Pope Francis is his quiet, gentle authority. He draws people to himself – even people who might not otherwise interested in the Church – by being a gentle servant leader, and a true, loyal son of the Church. Viva il Papa!

  • Patti

    What impresses me most about our wonderful Pope Francis is his humility and love for God.

  • Judith

    What impresses me most – the simplicity of his life.

  • Elaine

    What impresses me most about Pope Francis: his courage and his humility.

  • Edmund Mitchell

    I would love to read some Pope Francis!

  • Steven

    I’m earning entries like “whoa” for this book 🙂

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