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Poor for the Poor: The Mission of the Church
Poor for the Poor: The Mission of the Church

ISBN: 978-1-60137-474-5
Pages: 144
Height: 9"
Width: 6”
Price: $12.95

Stock Status: out of stock
Product Code: 7-474

Pope Francis says that our human poverty invites us to stay humble and intricately connects us to our brothers and sisters. See how Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, uncovers the liberating and evangelizing mission of the poor Church through his theological and personal reflection in this timeless book. Think about your own mission in life, as he reveals how the Church brings the Kingdom of God into a particular historical, cultural, political, and economic context.

Get greater insight into enduring questions in Poor for the Poor: The Mission of the Church, as it looks at the social teaching of the Church, the writings of recent popes as well as the writings of Gustavo Gutierrez and Josef Sayer, and the experiences of the Church in Latin America, including liberation theology.

Faith formation leaders, social justice ministers, catechists, pastors, theology students, and lay persons will find this book a thoughtful reflection on how poverty invites us into the blessedness of the Gospel.

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1 of 5 Poor for the Poor: The Mission of the Church September 14, 2016
Reviewer: DJB from Lansing, MI United States  
As staff liaison to our Parish Social Ministries Commission, I had high expectations for this book.  I was fully disappointed.  Poor for the Poor was one of the most difficult books I have ever read - and I hold a Masters Degree in Engineering.  I felt that the writing style was convoluted; I felt that the content was geared to a graduate student; I felt that the message that I wanted to learn more about,  "Poor for the Poor," was buried so deep that I would never unearth it - and I never did.  I would certainly not recommend this book to anyone in my Parish.

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