I recently read a blurb that both Pope Francis as well as Pope Benedict had recommended that this book be read and so I picked up a copy on Amazon for Kindle. At .99 cents it is cheap enough but I am wondering if anyone else has read this book and what they took away from it in retrospect. My intention was from the beginning to hope to glean some insight into the thinking of Pope Francis. Because I have a very hard time with his teaching. I also found it strange that both Pope Francis as well as Pope Benedict would recommend the same reading. Since at arms length they both seem so very different in their Pontificates. My intuition with Pope Francis in the very beginning was one that he underatood what is coming for the world very soon and after reading this book I am further convinced of it. I do not understand his methods however but I now more firmly believe this to be the case. If you have not read this book I would reccomend it. It is a quick read at only 246 pages. The simillarities to modern times are startling in many ways even extending to a few things Pope Francis has commented on. All the more so when pondering that this book was written in 1907.