Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II 1920 - 2005 (Paperback)
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Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II 1920 - 2005 (Paperback)

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A comprehensive and compelling account of the life and work of Pope John Paul II.

When the Holy Father first asked George Weigel to write his biography he said: "You have the interior disposition to do this...you know my mind". In this the only account of his life to be written with the Pope's co-operation, a remarkable and unique person is revealed.

Drawing on unique access to Vatican papers and based on extensive interviews with the Pope himself, George Weigel draws together the two main strands of the ministry of the head on the Catholic Church. Others have written about the Pope as a political figure, but none with so much privileged information. The spiritual side, however, has largely been neglected by commentators and observers alike.

This authoritative and complete biography examines the driving forces of the Pope's Christian faith and his dramatic reform of the papacy for the modern world. It looks at his philosophical position, prophetic outlook, his profound understanding of human freedom and his work for unity. The book explores his challenge to the sexual revolution, his concern for young people and his dialogue with science.

For those of all faiths and none, Witness to Hope will make a powerful impact on every reader.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007214099
Number of pages: 1040
Weight: 1190 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 43 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A lucid account of John Paul II's life is the best we have." Daily Telegraph

"The first full scale biography that presents the Pope's life from the inside and the convictions that shaped his life." Catholic Times

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