Rise, Let Us Be on Our Way (Google eBook)

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Grand Central Publishing, Sep 3, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
14 Reviews
An inspirational memoir from the recently canonized Pope Saint John Paul II

Following the success of the international bestseller Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Pope John Paul II provides the world with a glimpse into his past in RISE, LET US BE ON OUR WAY. Chronicling the years he spent as a bishop and later archbishop in Krakow, Poland through his election as the first Polish Pope in 1978, he recounts everything from communist efforts to suppress the church in Poland to his efforts to adopt a new and more open style of pastoral ministry. With recollections on his life as well as his thoughts on the issues facing the world now, Pope John Paul II offers words of wisdom in this book that will appeal to people of any faith looking to strengthen their spirituality.
  

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Review: Rise, Let Us Be on Our Way

User Review  - Alan - Goodreads

A book more for pastors than for laymen, but I found parts of it valuable. Longer review here: http://eyesandearsblog.blogspot.com/2... Read full review

Review: Rise, Let Us Be on Our Way

User Review  - Pedro Avila - Goodreads

A very good book, written by Saint John Paul II where he describes his life as a bishop in Cracow, with a very simple and explicit vocabulary, very enjoyable and a book that teaches us many aspects of the life inside the Church,. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
The Ordaining Bishops
The Duties of a Bishop
The Bishop and the World of Culture
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Karol Jozef Wojtyla (1920-2005), known as John Paul II since his election to the papacy in 1978, was born in Wadowice, Poland. As a young man he enrolled in a drama school but then was forced to work in a quarry and a chemical factory during the Nazi occupation to avoid deportation to Germany. In 1942, aware of his call to the priesthood, he began courses in the clandestine seminary of Cracow. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1946 and then in 1964 he was nominated as Archbishop of Cracow by Pope Paul VI, who made him a cardinal 1967.

During his pontificate, John Paul II inspired literally millions of the faithful through pilgrimages and during his hundreds of pastoral visits around the world, as well as through his many sermons and written works. As the successor of Peter and Vicar of Jesus Christ, he revolutionized the office of the modern pope. He took his mission out of the Vatican and around the globe, pushing back the boundaries of the old Christian Europe, while proselytizing, reforming, and opening new churches around the world.

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