I was so excited to get the chance to review the book The Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis. I find our Pope to be so in touch with his flock and in tuned with what we need in the 21st century. Boy was I disappointed! I was so bored. It was such a scholarly paper and way over my head. I am so sad. I could not even finish the book. I don't have much to say about. Everything I read was over my head and hard to understand. I know he talked a bit about how we should share the Gospel and that brings joy and I know he talked a bit about violence and the economic crisis of our time. But that is it. Otherwise I was so lost! Sorry I cannot give more information. Maybe someday I will pick it up and try again but for now its being placed on the shelf.