Item description for Testimony of Hope: The Spiritual Exercises of Pope John Paul II by Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan, Francis Xavier Nguyen Thuan & Francis X. Nguyen Van Thuan...
Overview Van Thuan strengthens us in the consoling certainty that when everything crumbles around us, and perhaps even within us, Christ remains our unfailing support.
Publishers Description Is the complete text of those Spiritual Exercises. In this moving work, the Archbishop addresses our need for hope at he beginning of the Third Christian Millennium. As a prisoner in a communist concentration camp for 13 years, 9 of them in solitary confinement, Archbishop Nguyen van Thuan faced what he describes as the "agonizing pain of isolation and abandonment." Recounting the details of those long years, he reveals the secret which allowed him to cling to hope in the midst of despair.
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Studio: Pauline Books & Media
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.97" Width: 5.26" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.68 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2002
Publisher Pauline Books & Media
ISBN 0819874078 ISBN13 9780819874078
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Testimony of Hope Mar 23, 2008
Testimony of Hope: The Spiritual Exercises of Pope John Paul II Excellent spiritual reading especially in preparation for Easter. This book will become part of my permanent library, one I'll want to reread. I can understand why Pope John Paul II invited this author to give a spiritual retreat. Van Thuan is truly a priest's priest.
The most inspiring book for the new year Nov 22, 2000
Every year, Pope John Paul II selects a preacher for a course of Spiritual Exercises for himself and the Vatican's Roman Curia. For the Jubilee 2000, he chose Vietnamese Archbishop Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan.
I originally read Archbishop Thuan's exercises by way of Zenit - the News of Rome. As compelling as those accounts were, the book is even better. Archbishop Van Thuan's experiences, as a prisoner in Communist prisons for 13 years, and his insight on faith are true food for a hungry soul.
Testimony of Hope is the complete text of those Exercises. Archbishop Van Thuan's description of isolation and abandonment, and his secret for finding hope in despair makes for moving and uplifting reading.
I guarantee that readers will be moved by the 22 meditations. Archbishop Van Thuan offers light amidst the darkness. The book is a quick, easy, and inspirational read.