John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father

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Wheeler Pub., 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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Pope John Paul II was a giant in every sphere he touched - personal, theological, political, ecumenical. In an age rich with heroes, Pope John Paul II confronted tragedies from Nazism to communism. He was an intellectual animated by confidence and joy, a poet and playwright, a supporter of freedom who decried its abuse, a tough political gamesman, and a mystic convinced that the bullet which nearly killed him in Rome was directed away from his heart by the hand of the Mother of God. Here, bestselling author Peggy Noonan shows the personal effect his journey had upon her and millions of others throughout the world. Written with heart and depth, this book is at once a moving elegy and a brilliant celebration of a man whose life taught us the greatest lesson of all: how to live. Book jacket.

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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  - Lisa Tangen - Goodreads

another great book by Noonan. learned a lot as I wasn't paying attention when it was happening. also I always thought she grew up Catholic, but she says in this one she came to faith as an adult. one ... Read full review


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She was a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan from 1984 to 1986; in 1988, she was chief speechwriter to Vice President George Bush during his campaign for the presidency. She is currently a columnist & contributing editor at The Wall Street Journal & a political contributor for Fox News. She lives in New York City.

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