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With more than four decades of firsthand experience reporting from Vatican City, David Willey explores the religious and personal background of Pope Francis and his ability to fulfill the promises of reform made during the first two years of his papacy.Sex crimes and cover-ups, financial scandal, declining membership, and the unprecedented resignation of its chief executive, Pope Benedict XVI. These were the ingredients of a twenty-first century crisis in the Vatican—a crisis that might have anticipated the election of a steadily conservative pope, a career bureaucrat, and an insider. An operator. Instead they chose Francis. Using his unparalleled access and knowledge of the inner workings of the Vatican, BBC correspondent David Willey chronicles Francis’s first two years as pope and analyzes what could happen in the years to come. He tells the inside story of how this most unlikely man came from “the end of the world” to lead the world’s largest corporation into the future, stirring millions to interest and faith again through his frank speeches and benevolent beliefs. In putting this all into context, Willey seeks to further unravel the mysteries and conspiracies that continue to surround the worldwide headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. The world has never seen the Church in a greater state of flux, as Francis’s words and deeds have enchanted, entertained, and sometimes enraged the public. In this comprehensive biography complete with full-color photography, David Willey explores the religious and personal background of the inspirational Pope Francis, his stunning impact on the Catholic Church, the hopes he has raised, and the legacy he will leave behind.

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9781476789057 | Gallery Books, September 8, 2015, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: With more than four decades of firsthand experience reporting from Vatican City, David Willey explores the religious and personal background of Pope Francis and his ability to fulfill the promises of reform made during the first two years of his papacy.

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9781476789064 | Reprint edition (Gallery Books, April 30, 2016), cover price $16.00
9780397553686, titled "Essentials of Nursing Research: Methods, Appraisals, and Utilization" | 4th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, November 1, 1996), cover price $36.95 | also contains Essentials of Nursing Research: Methods, Appraisals, and Utilization | About this edition: This introductory nursing research text assists consumers in evaluating research findings in terms of their scientific merit and potential of utilization.

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Product Description: Pope Benedict XIV Lambertini (r. 1740–58) was one of the driving forces behind the Italian Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. His campaign to reconcile faith and empirical science, re-launch a dialogue between the Church and the European intellectual community, and expand papal patronage of the arts and sciences helped restore Italy’s position as a center of intellectual and artistic innovation...read more
By Philip Gavitt (editor)

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9781442637184 | Univ of Toronto Pr, January 29, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Pope Benedict XIV Lambertini (r.

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Product Description: To say that Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the first Latin American and Jesuit to occupy the chair of Peter is to assert the most important facts about him. Francis, Bishop of Rome focuses on the most revelatory features of his life and times, highlighting key facets of Pope Francis rich background using primary Spanish-language sources that include interviews with key players from his formative years in religious life and pastoral ministry...read more

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9780809106226 | Paulist Pr, January 12, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: To say that Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the first Latin American and Jesuit to occupy the chair of Peter is to assert the most important facts about him.

A biography of Pope Francis that describes how this revolutionary thinker will use the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religionsAn expansive and deeply contextual work, at its heart The Great Reformer is about the intersection of faith and politics--the tension between the pope's innovative vision for the Church and the obstacles he faces in an institution still strongly defined by its conservative past. Based on extensive interviews in Argentina and years of study of the Catholic Church, Ivereigh tells the story not only of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the remarkable man whose background and total commitment to the discernment of God's will transformed him into Pope Francis--but the story of why the Catholic Church chose him as their leader.With the Francis Revolution just beginning, this biography will provide never-before-explained context on how one man's ambitious program began--and how it will likely end--through an investigation of Francis's youth growing up in Buenos Aires and the dramatic events during the Perón era that shaped his beliefs; his ongoing conflicts and disillusionment with the ensuing doctrines of an authoritarian and militaristic government in the 1970s; how his Jesuit training in Argentina and Chile gave him a unique understanding and advocacy for a "Church of the Poor"; and his rise from Cardinal to the papacy.

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9781627791571 | Henry Holt & Co, November 25, 2014, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A biography of Pope Francis that describes how this revolutionary thinker will use the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religionsAn expansive and deeply contextual work, at its heart The Great Reformer is about the intersection of faith and politics--the tension between the pope's innovative vision for the Church and the obstacles he faces in an institution still strongly defined by its conservative past.
9780405084928, titled "Theatre in Life" | Reprint edition (Ayer Co Pub, June 1, 1927), cover price $24.50 | also contains Theatre in Life

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9781250074997 | Upd exp edition (Picador USA, August 25, 2015), cover price $16.00

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9781427244277 | Unabridged edition (St Martins Pr, November 25, 2014), cover price $49.99 | About this edition: A biography of Pope Francis that will describe how this revolutionary thinker will use the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religionsAn expansive and deeply contextual work, at its heart The Great Reformer is about the intersection of faith and politics―the tension between the pope's innovative vision for the Church and the obstacles he faces in an institution still strongly defined by its conservative past.

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Product Description: From his first appearance on a Vatican balcony Pope Francis proved himself a Pope of Surprises. With a series of potent gestures, history's first Jesuit pope declared a mission to restore authenticity and integrity to a Catholic Church bedevilled by sex abuse and secrecy, intrigue and in-fighting, ambition and arrogance...read more

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9781472903709 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, September 24, 2013, cover price $20.95 | About this edition: From his first appearance on a Vatican balcony Pope Francis proved himself a Pope of Surprises.

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Product Description: For the past two years Pope Francis has enchanted and bewildered the world in equal measure with his compassion and his contradictions. Expanding greatly on his acclaimed earlier book Pope Francis: Untying the Knots, Paul Vallely reexamines the complex past of Jorge Mario Bertoglio and adds nine new chapters, revealing many untold, behind-the-scenes stories from his first years in office that explain this Pope of paradoxes...read more

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9781632861153 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, August 18, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: For the past two years Pope Francis has enchanted and bewildered the world in equal measure with his compassion and his contradictions.

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9781472915962 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, July 2, 2015, cover price $22.10

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Product Description: There is no other organization whose inner workings are more secretive than the Vatican - the spiritual and physical center - of the Catholic Church. Now, with a dynamic new leader in Pope Francis, all eyes are upon the church, as this immensely popular Pope seeks to bring the church back from the right to center, in what can almost be described as a populist stance, blurring the lines between politics, religion and culture...read more

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9781618931313 | Time Inc Home Entertainment, March 3, 2015, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: There is no other organization whose inner workings are more secretive than the Vatican - the spiritual and physical center - of the Catholic Church.

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Product Description: First JesuitFirst Latin AmericanA new pope who chose as his first act a simple request: please pray for me.The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI took the world by surprise and for good reason. More than six hundred years had passed since a pope last left his post...read more
By Eduardo Gumucio (narrator)

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9781501234071 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, February 24, 2015), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: First JesuitFirst Latin AmericanA new pope who chose as his first act a simple request: please pray for me.
9781480545632 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, July 23, 2013), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: First JesuitFirst Latin AmericanA new pope who chose as his first act a simple request: please pray for me.

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9781420512359 | Lucent Books, December 3, 2014, cover price $39.40

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Product Description: In Italy, they call him il Papa, which means “The Father.” Until his unprecedented election, author and friend Elisabetta Piqué called him Padre Jorge. He may have changed his name to become Pope Francis, but it did not change their friendship...read more

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9780829442137 | Loyola Pr, October 15, 2014, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: In Italy, they call him il Papa, which means “The Father.

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Product Description: The papacy is a unique religious office. Lasting two millennia, it is one of the oldest and most enduring institutions in the world. The line of authority linking Pope Francis to the ministry of Jesus Christ has been unbroken over the centuries...read more

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9781626862340 | Thunder Bay Pr, September 1, 2014, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The papacy is a unique religious office.

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Product Description: In choosing his name, Pope Francis was indicating an agenda, a vision, and a sense of mission. Saint Francis, the most universally beloved saint, reformed the church by imitating Christ—in simplicity, poverty, and love for those on the margins...read more

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9781626980839, titled "Francis of Rome & Francis of Assisi: A New Springtime for the Church" | Italian edition edition (Orbis Books, August 10, 2014), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: In choosing his name, Pope Francis was indicating an agenda, a vision, and a sense of mission.

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Product Description: As leader of the Roman Catholic Church, the pope is the most visible spiritual leader in the world. The first non-European leader of the church in more than 1,2 years, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope in 213...read more

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9781622754472 | Britannica Educational Pub, August 1, 2014, cover price $14.05 | About this edition: As leader of the Roman Catholic Church, the pope is the most visible spiritual leader in the world.

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9781622754458 | Britannica Educational Pub, August 1, 2014, cover price $25.85 | About this edition: As leader of the Roman Catholic Church, the pope is the most visible spiritual leader in the world.

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Product Description: This book marks the one-year anniversary of Cardinal Bergoglio's election as Pope Francis. There can be no doubt that in the months since he was elected Pope, Francis has instilled new energy and enthusiasm in Catholics all around the world...read more
By Eamon Maher (editor)

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9781782181460 | Columba Pr, September 15, 2014, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: This book marks the one-year anniversary of Cardinal Bergoglio's election as Pope Francis.

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Product Description: After learning of the life of St. John XXIII, there is a summary of his spiritual teaching, a pilgrim prayer and suggestions for intention, itinerary, and detailed directions to the prime places to visit in his life.
By Yves Congar (other contributor) and Lucinda M. Vardey

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9780809148912 | Paulist Pr, April 1, 2014, cover price $4.95 | About this edition: After learning of the life of St.

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Product Description: His adult life was unremarkable; in his role as Papal Nuncio to France, he was considered an “affable amateur.” When he was elected pope in 1958, it was thought he would be a placeholder, someone who was easily controllable until the Curia could decide on a worthy successor...read more

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9781616367510 | Franciscan Media, November 19, 2013, cover price $4.99 | About this edition: His adult life was unremarkable; in his role as Papal Nuncio to France, he was considered an “affable amateur.

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Product Description: Poet, philosopher, playwright, peacemaker, political activist, pope: this is a brief look at the rich life of Karol Wotyla, whom we know today as Pope John Paul II. He was the most widely traveled of all popes, and made pastoral visits to 129 countries in all...read more

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9781616367497 | Franciscan Media, November 19, 2013, cover price $4.99 | About this edition: Poet, philosopher, playwright, peacemaker, political activist, pope: this is a brief look at the rich life of Karol Wotyla, whom we know today as Pope John Paul II.

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Product Description: Before becoming Pope Francis, Fr. Jorge Bergoglio, as a Jesuit priest in Argentina, served the Jesuit order and the Church in a variety of functions: professor, spiritual director, master of novices, provincial, and eventually Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos AiresThis fascinating new look at Pope Francis presents the personal insights of ten Jesuits, many who have known him since his first days as a Jesuit, and were interviewed for this book shortly after he was elected the Pope...read more

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9781586178727, titled "Pope Francis: Our Brother, Our Friend: Personal Recollections About the Man Who Became Pope" | Ignatius Pr, October 16, 2013, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Before becoming Pope Francis, Fr.

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Product Description: The Catholic Church has been undoubtedly going through a period of profound crisis. Endless scandals and conspiracies have plagued the Church in recent years, and with resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in February 2013, the Catholic community was left in dire need of direction and spiritual renewal...read more

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9781630060022 | Humanics Pub Group, November 5, 2013, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: The Catholic Church has been undoubtedly going through a period of profound crisis.

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Product Description: Why did the author pick the popes you’ll meet in the pages of this book? Why not Gregory I, whom many would call the greatest pope of all time? Why not Leo X, who was pope at the beginning of the Protestant Reformation? Why not Leo XIII, who boldly stood up for the rights of workers?Every pope is by definition a remarkable man...read more

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9781616366285 | Servant Books, September 13, 2013, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Why did the author pick the popes you’ll meet in the pages of this book?

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Product Description: “John XXIII was, in the best possible sense, a revolutionary—a Pope of modernization who kept in continuity with the church’s past, yet made even the most enlightened of his 20th century predecessors seem like voices of another age...read more

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9780062089410 | Harpercollins, October 1, 2013, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: “John XXIII was, in the best possible sense, a revolutionary—a Pope of modernization who kept in continuity with the church’s past, yet made even the most enlightened of his 20th century predecessors seem like voices of another age.

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Product Description: “John XXIII was, in the best possible sense, a revolutionary—a Pope of modernization who kept in continuity with the church’s past, yet made even the most enlightened of his 20th century predecessors seem like voices of another age...read more

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9780062089434 | Harpercollins, September 25, 2012, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: “John XXIII was, in the best possible sense, a revolutionary—a Pope of modernization who kept in continuity with the church’s past, yet made even the most enlightened of his 20th century predecessors seem like voices of another age.

First Jesuit. First Latin American. And a new pope who chose as his first act a simple request: please pray for me. 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. In fact, it was Bergoglio who bowed out of the running in the papal election of 2005 to facilitate the rise of Benedict XVI. However, the new pope faces a Catholic Church in crisis―a church that has lost the media pull of John Paul II and is still hounded by pedophile scandals and the filtration of documents from former papal administrations. His first year may not be an easy one, but neither this man nor the church itself has ever shied away from the challenges thrust upon them. 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.

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9781410462008 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, September 25, 2013), cover price $31.99

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9780849922039 | Thomas Nelson Inc, May 14, 2013, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: First Jesuit.

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