Reading this book is a pure joy! Because of the form that it's written in, it's like being in the same room with then Cardinal Bergoglio and Rabbi Skorka and listening to some amazing conversations. Like a fly on the wall, only better! It's really interesting to get so much information on both the Catholic and Jewish perspective of things. I feel like I've learned so much by reading this book BUT it's not one of those books that you almost feel required to read to obtain knowledge it just happens naturally as you listen in to two very intelligent people having a conversation.
I learned some really interesting things - like some theories on why God didn't like the tower of Babel.
I love this line by Pope Francis on the devil "Maybe his greatest achievement in these times is has been to make us believe that he doesn't exist and that all can be fixed on a purely human level.
Here is another one on death, "In my case, for example, I think that every day I'm going to die. This does not distress me, because the Lord and life itself have given me the proper preparation."
Here is the list of topics they discuss:
Same Sex Marriage
Politics and power
Communism and Capitalism
The Conquest, Socialism, and Peronism
Arab Israeli Conflict
Future of Religion
This book is less than 200 pages. It is an easy read and it's filled with interesting topics. I recommend this book for anyone that like religious studies, Judaism, Catholicism, or Argentina.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.