Biography of John Paul II
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As the leader of the Catholic Church, the oldest continuing
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—a
man who personally confronted its tragedies, from Nazism to
communism. A paradoxical figure, Pope John Paul II 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 that nearly killed him in Rome was directed away
from his heart by the hand of the Mother of God.
Here, bestselling author 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 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.
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