by Mario Escobar Thomas Nelson Incorporated
The recent resignation
of Pope Benedict XVI took the world by surprise and for good reason.
More than 600 years had passed since a pope last left his post. Jorge
Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, is a man of prayer, a man of action,
and a humble man who has always promoted others over himself. Pope Francis
is austere and simple but has vast theological training. He is a man of
his time but one who also travels by subway and bus just like any other
citizen. Tirelessly fighting poverty and marginalization, he is a beacon
of hope for the poor, persecuted sectors of the church. Has a Catholic
spring finally arrived after a very long winter? Francis is the complete
biography of a humble man who has suddenly become one of the most
powerful and influential men on the planet.
Paperback, 199 pages.