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[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”333″ identifier=”1932057145″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”222″]Compassionate Presence
A Review of

Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life
Joyce Rupp

Paperback: Sorin Books, 2018.
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Reviewed by June Mears Driedger


Soon after a close friend’s death, Joyce Rupp had a life-changing experience which she describes in her new book, Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life (Sorin Books). As she stood at her patio door:

I was trying to absorb this enormous loss when a hummingbird fluttered in front of my face, just a few inches outside the glass. It hovered there, facing me for several minutes, enough time to convince me that my friend—who treasured those little creatures—was assuring me all would be well. As the tiny bird departed, an inner knowing swept through my being: ‘Love is all that counts.’ Since that moment I have never been the same. (2-3)

Rupp attributes this “showing” by her friend as a compassionate presence, convinced that the message was for her. “I turned from the patio door determined to give the rest of my life to living in such a way that compassion would be the most essential focus.” (2-3)

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Here are the best audiobooks that will be released this month…
(Some of these are new books, others are older books just released as audiobooks)

<<<<< Best New Audiobooks
– June 2018


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[easyazon_link identifier=”B07BGF8NL7″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela[/easyazon_link] 

Read by: Atandwa Kani
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[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”333″ identifier=”0399588639″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”226″]The ‘Medicine of Mercy’

A Review of 

The Name of God Is Mercy: A Conversation with Andrea Tornielli
Pope Francis

Translated from the Italian by Oonagh Stransky
Hardback: Random House, 2016.
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Reviewed by Roger Dowdy


We need mercy! We need healing! “We lack the actual concrete experience of mercy. The fragility of our era is this: we don’t believe that there is a chance for redemption. Today people try to find salvation wherever they can…..turning to many fallible things, seeking hope and compassion – someone who listens and cares. This is what I call the ‘apostolate of the ear’” – the ‘medicine of mercy’ (16-17).

Though I am not Roman Catholic, as an ordained Deacon I have been spiritually and missionally captivated by Pope Francis – his life story, his teaching and proclamation, and the vital public example of Jorge Mario Bergoglio. This humble ‘activist’, priest, cardinal, now Pope of the Church in Rome, embodies the essence of Jesus, the one who came to extend God’s mercy to all. Pope Francis is a magnification of prophet Micah’s directives for living according to God’s will [Micah 6: 6-8 CEB]: With what should I approach the Lord…God on high? [God] has told you, human one, what is good and what the Lord requires from you: to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God.

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