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Pope John Paul II

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Pope John Paul II is one of the pivotal figures of this century, the spiritual head of more than one billion believers and a world statesman of immense stature and influence. Yet, at the age of seventy-six and in the eighteenth year of his papacy, he remains a mystery -- theologically, politically, and personally. Now, through unprecedented access to both the Pope himself ...more
Paperback, 624 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Pocket Books (first published April 1st 1995)
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Daniel Carr
While I haven’t read George Weigel’s official biography of Pope Saint John Paul II, I found this book at our seminary and decided to read it first. It was written in 1995, so the whole story had not been completely told at that point. It is much less known than Weigel’s book, but I cannot do a fair comparison because I’ve only read this one.

What I enjoyed about this book the most was the history up to the point when Karol Wojtyla became Pope John Paul II. The storytelling of his younger days as
Ron Thibeault
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am truly impressed. Pope John Paul’s biography has me intrigued from the start. He was a true humanitarian with a great heart. His passion was inspirational. He truly demonstrated the love of Christ.
Jim B.
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Pope John Paul II was a man for a times with a clear sense of purpose, but it wasn't always that way. His first love was acting, which might explain why he had such presence on the stage of life. He lost his mother when he was very young, then his doctor brother, and his father at 21. By the time he decided to become a priest, he had no family at all, so he embraced the church as his spouse. He worked in a rock quarry, which I never realized, so he was no stranger to hard physical labor. In occu ...more
Dr.  Toxic
Feb 20, 2008 rated it it was ok
Why the fuck am I reading this??? I like biographies. The book was a gift I stole from a bookstore back in '99 to give to my Grandma Arel for her birthday. She passed away last summer and honestly I didn't feel anything. The only momento I have from her that I appreciate is what she wrote on the inside cover of the book after I gave it to her.
Oct 07, 2011 rated it did not like it
who ever wroght that comment I agger with you.I what to blow up this with in the first page
Jul 18, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a big fan of biographies, but I was interested in learning about our Blessed Pope John Paul II.
Ashley Naranjo
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Febin Anto
Nov 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
its about the life of the person, who lead the catholics around the world. Worth reading.
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I really didn't finish it. I got bored
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