Released on 14 December 2017.

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Happiness in This Life

A Passionate Meditation on Material Existence and the Meaning of Life

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For Pope Francis, the appreciation of our everyday lives is a spiritual undertaking. Joy is a divine attribute and creating joy around us an essential part of faith. Happiness in This Life delivers, in warm, engaging language accessible to believers and nonbelievers alike, key lessons instructing readers on how to find love and happiness in a chaotic world.

Along the way, Pope Francis discusses the sanctity of women’s rights, how the love of sports can bring out our best qualities and why fighting discrimination is the essence of loving thy neighbour. He shares personal stories and anecdotes from his life and provides comforting messages of hope. The core ideas of his Holiness’s papacy – mercy, support for marginalized people, and diplomacy – shine through.