JOHN PAUL II - A SHORT BIOGRAPHY
By Kerry Walters
Softcover - 64 pp
Poet, philosopher, playwright, peacemaker, political activist, pope: this is a brief look at the rich life of Karol Wojtyla, whom we know today as Pope John Paul II. He was the most widely traveled of all popes and made pastoral visits to 129 countries in all. He was instrumental in bringing about the fall of communism in Poland; it is said that the attempt on his life in 1981 was in direct response to his efforts to bring down communism.
John Paul II was a man of deep Christian love and commitment. He balanced the traditions of the Church with a need to re-establish it as a viable and modern presence in the world. Though many felt he was too much a conservative, he was guided by his belief in the Church as a redemptive organization, and worked to make it relevant to the lives of Catholics throughout the world. This is a book to be enjoyed and treasured as we witness the recognition given John Paul II as a saint for our times. Add to your cart or wish list above.