John Paul II: A Life of Grace

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Servant Books, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 202 pages
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The facts of Pope John Paul II's life are well known, but the mystery of his unique journey has not always been as clear. The pope himself once said: "In God's plan, nothing happens by chance" and his life bears that out. His narrow escapes from death, starting in boyhood, seem miraculous. The premature death of his mother, father and beloved older brother, his life under the Nazis in occupied Poland, and his years in an underground seminary all helped shape his life choices. Later, the cardinal of Cracow refused to give him permission to join a contemplative religious order, a decision that now seems providential. ("In the future," the cardinal said, "he will be needed by the whole Church.") John Paul II is a pope of milestones, a poet, mystic, philosopher and theoretician. Prize-winning Italian journalist Renzo Allegri brings these elements of his personality and many events of his life into focus as he explores the mysterious action of God in helping this great man discover and accept his destiny.

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Renzo Allegri, born in Verona in 1934, lives and works in Milan. For twenty-five years he was the special correspondent and music critic for the weekly magazine "Gente." Later, he became editor of the Culture and Performing Arts columns of the weeklies "Noi" and "Chi" and is now the permanent correspondent for classical music to the prestigious Japanese music journal, "Ongaku No Tomo." He has published several biographies, including "The True Story of Maria Callas."
Born in Milan in 1969, Roberto Allegri is a journalist and opera enthusiast who contributes to numerous daily and weekly cultural publications, particularly those relating to music. He has a regular column in the weekly magazine "Chi" and has collaborated on several books with his father.

MARSHA DAIGLE-WILLIAMSON received her M.A. in French from the University of Wisconsin and her Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Michigan. She has done translations from French and Italian and is currently professor of English at Spring Arbor University in Michigan.

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