A Heart Larger Than the World
Born in Spain in 1907, Arrupe felt an irrepressible urge to help and serve others whenever possible, eventually joining the Jesuits at age twenty. But it was his extraordinary experiences responding to the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, that engraved on his heart his dedication to justice and service.
And while the specific events that drove him to devote his life to service were unique and traumatic, the need for ordinary people to step forward and do the right thing—the compassionate thing—is as urgent as ever.
This highly readable biography of Pedro Arrupe unpacks his life, times, and spirituality and helps readers answer the question: "What difference can I make?"
Independent Press Award Winner, Biography - General, 2023
Illumination Book Awards Gold Medalist, Biography/Memoir, Inspiration, 2023
Association of Catholic Publishers 2023 Excellence in Publishing Awards, second place in Biography