Sunday, August 18, 2013

Francis: Man of Prayer by Mario Escobar

A brief history of the papal office is the content of Francis: Man of Prayer. While the information was educational, it lacked the personal component expected.

Written in haste, a sequel seems appropriate by Escobar. Allowing sufficient time to pass would help gather the personal neglected material needed to compliment the business of being pope, in Francis: Man of Prayer.

The Catholic Church is at a crucial time in history. Catholics, and non-Catholics alike, are hungry for guidance and change. Pope Francis seems to provide hope and optimism.

The most powerful man on earth, Pope Francis uses social media to communicate. Escobar includes the pope’s first tweet and ten quotes by him, which reveal what he believes. Here is Pope Francis’s first tweet: ‘Dear friends, I thank you from my heart and I ask you to continue to pray for me. Pope Francis.’

Here are a couple of quotes:

‘Prayer is a mixture of ‘courage, humility, and worship.’

‘Let us not forget that hatred, envy and pride defile our lives.’

Escobar is most likely looking forward to expounding his knowledge on this influential man, and write a sequel to Francis: Man of Prayer.

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