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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (303 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peggy Noonan Narrator: Peggy Noonan Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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, best-selling 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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christine | 2/19/2014

    " First, this is not a biography. It is the author's reflections on JPII and her own faith journey as well as her commentary on the church in our times. I really enjoyed it and have learned more about this extraordinary man, though reading JPII's own writings was much more fruitful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by JanB | 2/16/2014

    " Complete bios of John Paul have already been written. I enjoyed listening to Noonan describe her personal journey and John Paul's influence on her life, yet there was enough meat about John Paul to keep it from being all about her. I learned some things about John Paul that I didn't know, many of which made me smile. What a great man and pope. The author does a great job narrating her book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sue | 2/7/2014

    " I've always liked Peggy Noonan as a historian. She not only saw the Pope but actually was at St. Peter's in an official capacity in addition to having an audience with the Pope! So.... She wrote as a Catholic and a writer. This was as much about her journey as a biography of the Pope. Being at the Vatican was itself, inspirational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brian Reagan | 2/1/2014

    " Overall decent, but too much of her time is spent on her own reflections of spirituality. "

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