Booksellers, here’s a heads up on a late addition to our Winter list—as well as a holiday table suggestion. Catholics and news junkies may have known about a historic interview with the new Pope, conceived by the Jesuit journal America and released to publications worldwide. We’re releasing that interview in book form with a small gifty trim.
The new Pope comments on his own spiritual life and a wide range of issues—the financial system, gays, immigration, contraception, chemical weapons and church corruption. His views have given hope to many Catholics.
In addition to the full interview, this book includes an introduction by the editor in chief of America describing the genesis of the interview and a spiritual reflection on the interview by James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything.
It’s a nice idea for gift buyers wanting to emphasize the meaning of the season. A Big Heart Open to God will get national coverage in the 12/8/13 edition of Parade magazine with excerpts in the online version.
A Big Heart Open to God: A Conversation with Pope Francis (9780062333773) by Pope Francis. $17.99 hardcover. 12/10/13 on sale.