Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus

[Mente abierta, corazón creyente]
Moral assessment: 
Type: Thought
Nothing inappropriate.
Requires prior general knowledge of the subject.
Readers with knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Contains doctrinal errors of some importance.
Whilst not being explicitly against the faith, the general approach or its main points are ambiguous or opposed to the Church’s teachings.
Incompatible with Catholic doctrine.

This is the last book written by Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. It addresses a wide audience: priests, consecrated persons and lay people. It can help believers to grow in the experience of faith and self-knowledge, but also to anyone who seeks to give a sense and a spiritual approach to life. The work is divided into four parts linked together. In the first, it presents the encounter with Jesus through the dialogues offered by the Gospels. The second part provides elements of stimulus for the life of Christians in this time of the New Evangelization.

The third part speaks of the Church's real life, with all the greatness and weaknesses of its members. The last part of the book is dedicated to prayer. The work brings out the accumulated experience of someone who has lived intensely his priestly ministry. The testimonial aspect of the book stands out through its human and lifelike character. It includes several meditations given to Spanish bishops in their spiritual retreat. The book acquires more wealth as it contains many biblical texts, quotes the Magisterium, Tradition, liturgical texts and other lyrical texts. 

L.A.B. (Italy, 2015)