There is a new book coming out next month that I’m really excited to see.
It’s Dear Pope Francis.
In this book, you will findÂ the letters and artwork of thirty kids around the world, who wrote to Pope Francis to askÂ their most pressing questions about life and faith. Â The book alsoÂ includesÂ the pope’s personal responses to eachÂ letter.
I love everything about this concept: kids asking questions, faith, handwritten letters, children’s artwork, and the Pope. Â (I’m a bit of a Francis fan.) Â And I can’t wait to see and hold the book myself when it comes out.
But until then, I’m honored to offer a little preview. Thanks to my good friends at Loyola Press, I’ve been able to getÂ a sneak peek at a few of the letters and responses. Â Even better, I get to share them with you!
Here’s one from a girl from Poland:
And here’s what the Pope said in response:
Here’s anotherÂ question, this one on a more serious note:
And leave it to the pope to write a great response to a tough question:
It looks like a fabulous book. Â I’m thrilled to get thisÂ preview and I can’t wait to read the whole thing. Â I have a feeling I’m going to learn a few things from these questions and answers. (And what a great gift for a First Communion!).
You can find out more about Dear Pope FrancisÂ hereÂ (there’s even a book trailer). Â And who knows? Â Maybe there will be a sequel, built around letters from adults. Â I’ll start getting my list of questions ready….