Staff Pick: On Heaven and Earth by Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Abraham Skorka

on heaven and earth book coverAnne of Research Services recommends On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the 21st Century by Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Abraham Skorka:

When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as pope in March 2013, he was a mystery to most of the world. In Argentina, however, he was a significant figure who believed in interreligious dialogue. His discussions with the Rabbi Abraham Skorka in Buenos Aires were published in Argentina in 2010. On Heaven and Earth is an English translation of this work. It offers a glimpse into the hearts and minds of these learned, thoughtful, sincere men who share their views without reservation. Skorka and Pope Francis discuss 29 challenging world issues with respect and frankness. These conversations allow the reader to develop their own views on these important topics. On Heaven and Earth is a thoughtful book for those with or without belief.