Crossing The Threshold Of Hope

Author: Pope John Paul II
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307764575
Size: 15.44 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 2192
Download Read Online

Crossing The Threshold Of Hope from the Author: Pope John Paul II. A great international bestseller, the book in which, on the eve of the millennium, Pope John Paul II brings to an accessible level the great theological concerns of our lives. He goes to the heart of his personal beliefs and speaks with passion about the existence of God; about the dignity of man; about pain, suffering, and evil; about eternal life and the meaning of salvation; about hope; about the relationship of Christianity to other faiths and of Catholicism to other branches of the Christian faith. With the humility and generosity of spirit for which he is known, John Paul II speaks directly and forthrightly to all people. His Message:

Witness To Hope

Author: George Weigel
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0061758647
Size: 36.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1186
Download Read Online

Witness To Hope from the Author: George Weigel. The Definitive Biography of Pope John Paul II Witness to Hope is the authoritative biography of one of the singular figures -- some might argue the singular figure -- of our time. 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 history. As even his critics concede, John Paul II occupied a unique place on the world stage and put down intellectual markers that no one could ignore or avoid as humanity entered a new millennium fraught with possibility and danger. The Pope was a man of prodigious energy who played a crucial yet insufficiently explored role in some of the most momentous events of our time, including the collapse of European communism, the quest for peace in the Middle East, and the democratic transformation of Latin America. This updated edition of Witness to Hope explains how this "man from a far country" did all of that, and much more -- and what both his accomplishments and the unfinished business of his pontificate mean for the future of the Church and the world.

John Paul Ii

Author: Mary Ann Walsh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781580511421
Size: 22.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 7124
Download Read Online

John Paul Ii from the Author: Mary Ann Walsh. Chronicles the papacy of John Paul II, including numerous photographs, a chronology of important events, listings of canonizations and beatifications, details on his pastoral visits, and descriptions of his encyclicals.

Karol Wojtyla

Author: Rocco Buttiglione
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802838483
Size: 32.56 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 5259
Download Read Online

Karol Wojtyla from the Author: Rocco Buttiglione. Written by one of Pope John Paul II's closest friends and counselors, this intellectual biography is the standard work for all who want to understand John Paul's philosopical mind .

A Pope And A President

Author: Paul Kengor
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504046919
Size: 32.68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 2033
Download Read Online

A Pope And A President from the Author: Paul Kengor. A Singular Bond That Changed History Even as historians credit Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II with hastening the end of the Cold War, they have failed to recognize the depth or significance of the bond that developed between the two leaders. Acclaimed scholar and bestselling author Paul Kengor changes that. In this fascinating book, he reveals a singular bond—which included a spiritual connection between the Catholic pope and the Protestant president—that drove the two men to confront what they knew to be the great evil of the twentieth century: Soviet communism. Reagan and John Paul II almost didn’t have the opportunity to forge this relationship: just six weeks apart in the spring of 1981, they took bullets from would-be assassins. But their strikingly similar near-death experiences brought them close together—to Moscow’s dismay. A Pope and a President is the product of years of research. Based on Kengor’s tireless archival digging and his unique access to Reagan insiders, the book reveals: The inside story on the 1982 meeting where the president and the pope confided their conviction that God had spared their lives for the purpose of defeating communism Captivating new information on the attempt on John Paul II’s life, including a ­previously unreported secret CIA investigation—was Moscow behind the plot? The many similarities and the spiritual bond between the pope and the president—and how Reagan privately spoke of the “DP”: the Divine Plan to take down communism New details about how the Protestant Reagan became intensely interested in the “secrets of Fátima,” which date to the reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Fátima, Portugal, starting on May 13, 1917—­sixty-four years to the day before John Paul II was shot A startling insider account of how the USSR may have been set to invade the pope’s native Poland in March 1981—only to pull back when news broke that Reagan had been shot Nancy Reagan called John Paul II her husband’s “closest friend”; Reagan himself told Polish visitors that the pope was his “best friend.” When you read this book, you will understand why. As kindred spirits, Ronald Reagan and John Paul II united in pursuit of a supreme objective—and in doing so they changed history.

Love And Responsibility

Author: Pope John Paul II
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9780898704457
Size: 21.69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 5090
Download Read Online

Love And Responsibility from the Author: Pope John Paul II. Pope John Paul II's discussion of family life and sexual morality, first published in 1960, which defends Catholic tradition and draws upon physiological and psychological research regarding the sexual urge, love, chastity, and sexology and ethics.

Letter To Artists

Author: John Paul II
Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications
ISBN: 9781568543383
Size: 40.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 6537
Download Read Online

Letter To Artists from the Author: John Paul II. Meeting House Essays in a series of papers reflecting on the mystery, beauty and practicalities of the place of worship. This popular series was begun in 1991, and each resource focuses on a particular aspect of space, design or materials and how they relate to the liturgy.

The Poetry Of John Paul Ii

Author: Pope John Paul II
Publisher: USCCB Publishing
ISBN: 9781574555561
Size: 13.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 4900
Download Read Online

The Poetry Of John Paul Ii from the Author: Pope John Paul II. In this trio of poems written in the summer of 2002, Pope John Paul II uses the imagery of a mountain stream, the Sistine chapel, and the story of Abraham and Isaac as he reflects on God as the origin and end point of all creation and ponders the beginning and end of his time as Pope.

Pope John Paul Ii On The Genius Of Women

Author: Pope John Paul II
Publisher: USCCB Publishing
ISBN: 9781574551136
Size: 66.73 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 3147
Download Read Online

Pope John Paul Ii On The Genius Of Women from the Author: Pope John Paul II. This compendium includes major statements from Pope John Paul II to and about women. A bibliography is included.

Pope John Paul Ii

Author: Tad Szulc
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671000470
Size: 63.34 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 7576
Download Read Online

Pope John Paul Ii from the Author: Tad Szulc. Details the personal life and religious career of the Polish cleric who, in 1978, became the first non-Italian Pope in over four hundred years, and describes some of his activities as head of the Catholic Church