The Name of God Is Mercy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Pope Francis

Narrated By: Arthur Morey, Fred Sanders

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: January 2016

Duration: 3 hours 5 minutes


In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart-mercy-which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy.

In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains-through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor-why "mercy is the first attribute of God." God "does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins," he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts-on the contrary, its duty is to go out into the world to find its way into the consciousness of people so that they can assume responsibility for, and move away from, the bad things they have done.

The first Jesuit and the first South American to be elected Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has traveled around the world spreading God"s message of mercy to the largest crowds in papal history. Clear and profound, The Name of God Is Mercy resonates with this desire to reach all those who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds. It is being published in more than eighty countries around the world.

"The name of God is mercy. There are no situations we cannot get out of, we are not condemned to sink into quicksand."-Pope Francis

Translated by Oonagh Stransky

From the Hardcover edition.


  • Frederick F

    Fascinating listen! It brought great inspiration and understanding.

  • Christopher Zott

    Excellent book to listen to during Lent. This book continues to show that Pope Francis is an example of God's mercy on earth. His visit to the U S earlier this year proved this in person and now his writings. I enjoyed the 2 narrators and the differentiation between them during the question and answer section. I'd recommend this book to anyone who is contemplating opening up their life to Christ. As Pope Francis reminds us God's mercy endures forever.