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  - 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

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User Review  - Jeannine - Goodreads

This book was, for me, a good introduction to the character of St Pope JPII, his most important beliefs and writings, his work as pope, and the effect that his work had on the world. Although largely ... 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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