Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's The Joy of Love: A Faith Formation Guide (Paperback)Julie Hanlon Rubio (author)
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This guide is designed to help readers work through Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation by providing necessary context (or "back story"), highlight key points ("front story"), suggestions for prayer, and reflection questions about what it means to live out the Christian vision of marriage and family. Since it assumes no background knowledge, Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's The Joy of Love is an ideal resource for adults, married couples, students, and faith formation groups. This is the most extensive and helpful commentary on the encyclical available anywhere. It does not include the full text of the encyclical.
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 113 g
Dimensions: 210 x 137 x 3 mm
In Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's The Joy of Love, Dr. Julie Hanlon Rubio walks readers through Amoris Laetitia. Like an excellent tour guide, she points out what is important about this apostolic exhortation by providing the history behind it and the relevance of it for people's lives today. The result of following Dr. Rubio through the text is a rich appreciation of the pope's vision of love in the family. It is a journey I would highly recommend for everyone.Jason King, Professor and Chair of Theology, Saint Vincent College, Editor, The Journal of Moral Theology
Julie Hanlon Rubio deftly summarizes and reviews Pope Francis' important apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, allowing readers to understand both the pope's key points and the surrounding controversies. Anyone looking to better understand Francis' teachings on family life will find this engaging book an extraordinarily useful tool.Joshua J. McElwee, Vatican Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter
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