John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father

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Penguin Books, 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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User Review  - Dana Gillis - Goodreads

Excellent book. I had been to a Mass at the Vatican conducted by Pope John Paul, so very excited to learn more about him. Peggy shares her own spiritual journey as well. Easy to read, this book held my interest. Read full review

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User Review  - Joe Zeniewicz - Goodreads

I found it an interesting read but not what I was looking for. The title made it sound like a biography of Pope John Paul II but to me it seemed more like tome on her admiration for this pope and how ... Read full review


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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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