The Hidden Pope: The Untold Story of a Lifelong Friendship that is Changing the Relationship Between Catholics and Jews : the Personal Journey of John Paul II and Jerzy Kluger
In "The Hidden Pope," author Darcy O'Brien offers the account of the extraordinary relationship of Karol Wojtyla and Jerzy Kluger - their boyhood in the small Polish town of Wadowice, their separation at the beginning of World War II, their individual experiences under Nazi and Soviet tyranny, and their reunion almost thirty years later that deepened their friendship and made a profound impact on the history of our time. Set in the perspective of monumental reconciliation between Christianity and Judaism, this is a portrait of John Paul II that describes him as only his closest friends know him and as no pope has ever been portrayed before. Readers will come to know the Holy Father as a man and to understand his most controversial ideas as expressions of his dramatic experience of life.
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THE HIDDEN POPE: The Untold Story of a Lifelong Friendship That Is Changing the Relationship Between Catholics and JewsUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Intended for a wide audience, this tribute to John Paul II, via a Polish-Jewish friend, verges on the literary equivalent of a dashboard saint. Known for his engaging accounts of true-life crimes (he ... Read full review
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This was a thoroughly enjoyable read... it's perspective about Pope John Paul II is so unique, like having a conversation with someone who knew him intimately, and really understood how his thinking ... Read full review