I have long maintained that the best way to "get to know" your pope is to read his writing, whether that is in the form of homilies, speeches, encyclicals, letters, books, or whatever.
This is how I learned to love John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
Now we have Pope Francis who has a dearth of books but who, as pope, is going to be given numerous opportunities to speak.
Luckily, we don't even have to track down what the pope says. We have the impressive team of Jimmy Akin and Jeff Miller making everything easily accessible.
Jeff formats the readings for Kindle and other e-readers. Jimmy hosts the links to each document on the Vatican site where you can simply read it on your computer. Just click the image above to click through.
I loved reading what Pope Emeritus Benedict said every week and am thrilled that I'll be able to do this with our new pope. Thanks guys!