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Overview The words of John Paul II have long inspired Christians throughout the world. People of faith often turn to his wisdom in trying or difficult times. In John Paul II: Lessons for Living, editor Joseph Durepos collects the pope's essential pastoral wisdom, distilling his extensive writings into one hundred insights that give a moral or ethical lesson about living the Catholic faith. In his gentle yet unflinching manner, the pope offers wisdom on such topics as the importance of forgiveness, how to respond to suffering in a Christian way, the necessity of unity in the Christian family, and the responsibilities of living as a Christian in this world. His instructive, inspirational thoughts are offered as daily guidance for Christians who are seeking to draw closer to God and live as faith-filled people in this often challenging and complex world.
Publishers Description Lessons from the most beloved spiritual leader of our time "Lessons for Living "presents the essential pastoral wisdom of Pope John Paul II. These short, eloquent selections, culled from more than two decades of the pope's writings and speeches, capture the clarity of John Paul's insight and the fervor of his faith. Each page presents an inspirational lesson that encourages us to draw closer to God, helping us live as faithful Christians in a sometimes challenging world. Become friends to those who have no friends. Become family to those who have no family. Become community to those who have no community. May we all share what we have with one another as children of the one God who loves everyone and who offers to everyone the gift of peace. --Pope John Paul On October 16, 1978, Karol Wojtyla ascended to the papacy and adopted the name John Paul II. Since that time, he has greeted an estimated 16 million pilgrims at the Vatican's General Audiences on Wednesdays and has touched millions of lives in his religious ceremonies, special audiences, and trips throughout the world.
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Studio: Loyola Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.68" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.41 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2004
Publisher Loyola Press
ISBN 0829420592 ISBN13 9780829420593
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More About John Paul & Joseph Durepos
Born Karol Wojtyla on May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland, John Paul II lived through Nazi occupation during World War II, was ordained to the priesthood in 1946, and was appointed Archbishop of Krakow by Pope Paul VI. On October 16, 1978, he ascended to the papacy and adopted the name John Paul II. Since that time, he has greeted an estimated 16 million pilgrims at the Vatican's General Audiences on Wednesdays and has touched millions of lives in his religious ceremonies, special audiences, and trips throughout the world.
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Pope John Paul II The Evangelist Apr 14, 2008
Pope John Paul II shares honors with Billy Graham in terms of evangelism and religious life. If you want inspiriational but short writings, JPII is your man of the times. This Holy and God filled man is the best thing to happen for the Catholic Faithful, all Christians and all people of all faiths. I encourage you to read his works. Simple, consice and in lay terms. Read and build on your lives.