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Francis Man of Prayer

By Mario Escobar
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 3.24 Stars

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On 6/2 Lia Burres wrote: As we all know, the later Pope resigned. Taking his place was a new Pope as of the end of Feb. 2013. It had been more than 600 years since a Pope had left his seat as "Pope". This book was meant to be written as a biography. However, it was written more of an article or essay of some sort. It has ... Francis: Man of Prayer review

Lia Burres' Rating:

2 Stars

On 9/17 Eric Bruno Borgman wrote: As a practicing Catholic, I really wanted to learn more about Pope Francis than the mixed messages that were being distributed about him and his views in the press. Although author Mario Escobar’s biography does supply some background on the pope and fills in some of his beliefs, I came away not knowing ... Francis: Man of Prayer by Mario Escobar

Eric Bruno Borgman's Rating:

1 Stars

On 8/24 TheRakyLibrarian wrote: Francis: Man of Prayerby Mario EscobarI would highly recommend this book to those of any faith looking to learn more about Pope Francis and/or the Catholic Church.I received this book for review only a few short months after Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected ... Spirituality Saturdays: 8/24/13

TheRakyLibrarian's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/19 Mary Crocco wrote: 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 ... Francis: Man of Prayer

Mary's Rating:

3 Stars

On 8/14 Irene Roth wrote: Ever since the Election of our new Pontiff, Pope Francis, from Buenos Ares, the world has been transfixed by him. This biography written by Mario Escobar dispels a lot of questions we all have and gives a lot of information about the new Pontiff. The reader will be glued to the pages and won’t be able ... Francis: Man of Prayer

Irene's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/1 Emanuel Pavel wrote: Istoric traim vremuri efervescente nu doar prin dezvoltarea tehnologica sau varietatea ideilor si atitudinilor. Desi nu e nimic nou sub soare in privinta succesiunii liderilor mondiali, asistam la evenimente unice si nu stiu cat ne bucuram de asta. Ocazia de a citi o carte despre noul Suveran Pontif a fost pentru mine un lucru nesteptat. ... ce stiu eu despre Francis

Emanuel's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/21 Christine wrote: Francis, Man of Prayer, by Mario Escobar, is a biography of the new Pope Francis of the Catholic Church. This book covers the life of the Pope when he was a child, teenager, young adult, and adult. It explains why he decided to become a priest for the Catholic Church. It also tells about the Society ... Book Review: Francis, Man of Prayer, by Mario Escobar

Christine's Rating:

5 Stars

On 7/16 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: 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. In fact, it was Bergoglio who bowed out of the running in the papal election of 2005 to facilitate the rise of Benedict XVI. The recent resignation of Pope Benedict ... Mario Escobar – Francis Man of Prayer

Henk-Jan van der Klis' Rating:

3 Stars

On 7/16 Beatnik Mary wrote: This book really made me want to know more. Published long after the ordination of Pope Francis, the book serves as a brief biography of the former Jesuit priest who became pope after the shocking resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. But, as author Mario Escobar admits, much of what we really want to know ... Makes me want to know more

Beatnik Mary's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/12 Carrie Mitchell wrote: Mario Escobar has written numerous books and articles on church history, sectarian groups, and the discovery and colonization of the Americas. It may be this background of writing historical accounts that made this biography feel more like an encyclopedia entry than a personal account of Pope Francis. ... Francis: Man of Prayer

Carrie's Rating:

3 Stars