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The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope

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One thing that gives a new book on the pope, The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope by Austen Ivereigh a lot of credibility is the pre-publication reviews. The list is impressive along with their comments. Reviewers include: Cardinal Timothy Dolan; Archbishop Charles, Chaput, OFM Cap; Father Thomas Reese, SJ; Father Thomas Rosica, CSB; John Allen, Jr.; David Gibson; and George Weigel. Using Weigel’s comment as an example, “Ivereigh has written the best available chronicle of the formative events in the life and thinking of Jorge Mario Bergoglio and demonstrates how his call for a ‘Church in permanent mission’ extends and deepens the ‘New Evangelization’ proclaimed by St. John Paul II.” The volume contains extensive Notes, Notes on Sources, and Index sections.  Published by Henry Holt & Co.