John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father

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Penguin Group USA, Oct 31, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 238 pages
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From New York Times bestselling author Peggy Noonan comes "a beautifully written testimony about . . . the most historically recognized pope" (Library Journal)

With such accla imed books as When Character Was King, Peggy Noonan has become one of our most eloquent and respected commentators. Now she offers a stirring portrait of a spiritual and intellectual giant who personally confronted all of the worst tragedies of his age. Drawing on scholarship, interviews with prominent Catholics, and her own experience, Noonan traces the extraordinary life and struggles of Pope John Paul II with characteristic insight and probity-and explores how much we can learn from his leadership, diplomacy, humility, and holiness. Passionate and often deeply personal, John Paul the Great is as exceptional as the man it celebrates.

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This is one of the best books I read this year. John Paul comes across as a deeply spiritual man everyone knew him to be but also practical and often very witty. Noonan is also a splendid writer: her prose is both accessible and imaginative. Read full review

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User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

A lovely, clearly written, moving mix of memoir and balanced portraiture. Not gushing. Read full review

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Closer
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Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Peggy Noonan's New York Times bestselling books include When Character Was King and What I Saw at the Revolution. She is a columnist and contributing editor at the Wall Street Journal.

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