John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father

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Thorndike Press, Oct 1, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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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.

As the leader of the Catholic Church, the oldest institution in the Western world, 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 was truly the great man of the past century. Peggy Noonan brings her sharp observations, acute sensibility, warmth, and wit to the life of the Pope and shows the personal effect his journey had on millions throughout the world.

Peggy Noonan is the bestselling author of seven books on American politics, history and culture. Her articles and essays have appeared in Forbes, Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The New York Times and other publications. She has been nominated for Emmy Awards for the writing of a post-9/11 television special and for her work on the television drama The West Wing. Peggy Noonan was a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan from 1984 to 1986. In 1988 she was chief speechwriter for George Bush when he ran for the presidency. Peggy Noonan currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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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

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Reverential study of the late pontiff by Reagan hagiographer (and Hillary scourge) Noonan, blending solid theology with a few pages from Tiger Beat ("His face was—oh, his face!").Karol Wojtyla, who ... 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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