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Witness to Hope The Biography of Pope John Paul IILl of communism the Holy SeeIsrael negotiations of 1991 92 the disintegration of the Nicaraguan Chilean and Paraguayan regimes during the 1980s and the unprecedented papal visit to Cuba Witness to Hope explains how it is that this man from a far country as he describes himself to the Roman crowds on the night of his election did all of that and what his accomplishments might portend for the future of both the Church and the worldGeorge Weige An excellent read which shows the Great Pope's life and influence on 1989 very well

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Download Witness to Hope Book Ò The Biography of Pope John Paul II Ï ✾ [EPUB] ✶ Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II By George Weigel ❦ – With unprecedented cooperation from John Paul II and the people who knew and worked with him throughout his life GeorL a Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center is a Roman Catholic theologian and one of America's leading commentators on issues of religion and public life He has been writing about the Pope since the first days of his pontificate and became good friends with him He is the author or editor of fourteen books including The Final Revolution The Resistance Church and The Collapse of CommunismA tremendous achievement The Washington Po This is most of the tale of the route to and papacy of John Paul II 'Most of' as it was written before he died and so lacks the end of this remarkable life story And it does not start at the start but later on in his lifeHaving said that it is a good academic treatise on a significant life story perhaps the most significant of the twentieth century You see the young man who rejected natural marriage and potential fatherhood for a life of service to friends and community who rose to unexpected heights but remained as modest and simple a life as can be imagined A man who wielded immense power but who gave away even his clothing and died owning nothing but a simple crucifixIt is a tale of a very different life from that of our secular world leaders and most religious ones too But for me the real insight is that it is a book of a life of two halves before and after the papacy I don't know if it was the writer's intention but we see first a man of great energy and activity the Polish priest and bishop who challenged and defeated secular atheist communism This the first part of the book is truly exciting and even riveting The second half of the book as the role of Pope becomes his job becomes turgid and administrativeIt is difficult not to see a contrast between a Polish evangelical priest whose life was selfGod directed and capable of amazing feats Against this the book shows a life increasingly tied up in the administrivia of Vatican life You see a man who lives a deeply spiritual life still but in an atmosphere that is less so than he isThis is not an anti Catholic criticism by this protestant critic per se It is what the book or its writer shows evidence of Whether it was a reality only John Paul II knew and he is no longer with usSo a useful piece of work on the life of an amazing man and a very significant role in a world leading organisation Read it but be prepared to battle through to the end

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With unprecedented cooperation from John Paul II and the people who knew and worked with him throughout his life George Weigel offers a groundbreaking portrait of the Pope as a man a thinker and a leader whose religious convictions defined a new approach to world politics and changed the course of historyThe man born Karol Józef Wojtyla played a crucial yet underrated role in some of this century's most momentous events This includes the fa Item was as described and good but the delivery was very disappointing Ordered it Dec 3rd and eventually received it December 28th Given it was a used item delivery really shouldn't have taken that long and it was supposed to be a Christmas present I wasn't impressed