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  - allenkeith - LibraryThing

In the main, this book’s mission is two-fold. First, it give us a closer look at Pope John Paul, now a canonized saint, and fills out much of the details to enable us to see his greatness, both as a ... Read full review

John Paul the great: remembering a spiritual father

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Many works in tribute to Pope John Paul have appeared since his death, but journalist and political analyst Noonan (When Character Was King) here provides the reader with unique perspectives, insights ... 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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