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In this uplifting, and practical book, written in collaboration with his biographer, Austen Ivereigh, the preeminent spiritual leader explains why we must - and how we can - make the world safer, fairer, and healthier for all people now.

In the COVID crisis, the beloved shepherd of over one billion Catholics saw the cruelty and inequity of our society exposed more vividly than ever before. He also saw, in the resilience, generosity, and creativity of so many people, the means to rescue our society, our economy, and our planet. In direct, powerful prose, Pope Francis urges us not to let the pain be in vain.

He begins Let Us Dream by exploring what this crisis can teach us about how to handle upheaval of any kind in our own lives and the world at large. With unprecedented candor, he reveals how three crises in his own life changed him dramatically for the better. By its very nature, he shows, crisis presents us with a choice: We make a grievous error if we try to return to some pre-crisis state. But if we have the courage to change, we can emerge from the crisis better than before.

Francis then offers a brilliant, scathing critique of the systems and ideologies that conspired to produce the current crisis, from a global economy obsessed with profit and heedless of the people and environment it harms to politicians who foment their people’s fear and use it to increase their own power at their people’s expense. He reminds us that Christians’ first duty is to serve others, especially the poor and the marginalized, just as Jesus did.

Finally, the Pope offers an inspiring and actionable blueprint for building a better world for all humanity by putting the poor and the planet at the heart of new thinking. For this plan, he draws not only on sacred sources but on the latest findings from renowned scientists, economists, activists, and other thinkers. Yet rather than simply offer prescriptions, he shows how ordinary people acting together despite their differences can discover unforeseen possibilities.

Along the way, he offers dozens of wise and surprising observations on the value of unconventional thinking, on why we must dramatically increase women’s leadership in the church and throughout society, on what he learned while scouring the streets of Buenos Aires with garbage pickers, and much more.

Let Us Dream is an epiphany, a call to arms, and a pleasure to listen to. It is Pope Francis at his most personal, profound, and passionate. With this book and with open hearts, we can change the world.

©2020 Austen Ivereigh (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved

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Fantastic!

Loved it. Must read for every Catholic and anyone interested in living a life with christ. Timely and pertinent. Hard hitting but are American Catholics going to understand nuance? Great nation as well.

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AMAZING !! Not just for CATHOLICS , but all man k

Loved it ! AMAZING , for all mankind , to enjoy ! In time this book aka audio will be enjoyed by millions of readers and or listeners .

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Wrestling with God, and what he believes

Seems to me as if Pope Francis is wrestling with God and what he believes. And God is letting him win. Clearly Pope Francis has Marxist core to his beliefs. As one should expect he is a knowledgeable theologian and Bible scholar. But he loses me when he uses God’s word to justify Marxist views.

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Enlightening

A must read book! It really hits home with what we are thinking but don't know what to do in our society. It is for all people of different walks of life. If we only take a piece of it in our everyday lives we can live in harmony with respect for all. The narrator was great.

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Let Us Dream by hypocrites

Preach from the Golden Tower of those who take advantage of those who are suffering, as the Catholic dioceses took 1.5 billion in PPP from the millions of small businesses needing help. United States Catholic dioceses has over 11 billion took 1.5 billion from those who needed it and still added millions to its coffers during COVID-19 restrictions....Hypocrisy!!!

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A soul Moi treeMoi treehouse pondered on the why? I shed

There is a wide breath of discernment in this book . Written in one of our darkest times , yet seeing what proud message that time brought to those

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This is a great book!

this book really makes you think and I appreciate Pope Francis' thoughts on life and change.

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Made me think!

Pope Francis made me look at both sides of politics and all the sides where they are coming from. Also brought a sense of good in all verses everyone seeing only negative and one way to think.
We are here to serve others and live like Jesus did! We all hear the negative and in most cases we participate in it, instead we need to stand up how Jesus would.
Stand up for all lives, the poor, the hungry...the true needy!! We all think the needy because they don’t want to work, that isn’t always the case, for those that take advantage will have their judgment day as we all will. We all need to PRAY and treat others as WE want to be treated!
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A book of hope

This thoughtful , powerful book by Pope Francis helps us fully appreciate our moment in time during the pandemic. Pope Francis doesn't mince words and invites us to face our collective "sins" and provides a map for transformation.

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From an American RN and Catholic

Excellent! Very inspirational. I feel so blessed to have listened to this book. Strongly recommend it.