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Overview Presents contents of two retreats given by John Paul II before he gained the papacy, emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as the best means of facing the challenges of the modern world.
The Writings of One of the World's Greatest Religious Leaders on the Most Important Spiritual Issues of Our Time.
The Way to Christ offers a unique opportunity to experience inspiring sermons Pope John Paul II preached during spiritual retreats he led while he was still a cardinal. In them he addresses the pressing spiritual issues of our day: the miracle and dignity of each human life, the need for a community that nurtures humanity, the necessity of cultivating the inner spiritual life, and the power of Christ to transform our present and future realities. These deeply scriptural, very personal talks celebrate the reality and the immediacy of Christ, offering rich insights and solid guidance for Christians living in today's world.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Oct 7, 1994
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0060642165 ISBN13 9780060642167
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More About John Paul II & Pope John Paul II
John Paul II was elected to the papacy on October 16, 1978. He has written 13 encyclicals, 13 apostolic exhortations, 11 apostolic constitutions, 41 apostolic letters, and two books, Crossing the Threshold of Hope and Gift and Mystery: On the 50th Anniversary of My Priestly Ordination.
Paul II is the first non-Italian pope since 1523 and the first polish pope.
John Paul II was born in 1920 and died in 2005.
John Paul II has published or released items in the following series...
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Everyone, and Anyone Can Pray to Jesus Christ. Nov 9, 2005
Knowledge is superb,and easy to learn from Pope John Paul the Second. He says that anyone can learn to pray and that everyone knows how to pray. People should not place themselves down in case they say they don't know. In a couple of minutes one can learn (to Pray to Jesus Christ). Prayer is recommended for one daily. One needs to Pray in order to be at Peace with oneself, as well as with Christ. We follow the commandments, we pray for ourselves, for the poor,repent of our Sins, pray for the sick children, the dead, and to Jesus Christ(most Importantly)-so we can have Salvation. It is through the Son that one will get to the Father. Like i said, very valuable knowledge. Yes! This book is highly recommended.
**another book i recommend to you is "How to avoid Hell" by Friar Schouppe."
influenced by expectations. Oct 10, 2005
A good book about a great man. Yet, it fell short of my expectations - as I expected much more from a man who had risen to tne papacy. One might want to consider the other side of the `John Paul Coin' - Albino Luciani or John Paul I - the valiant champion of human dignity for women, orphans, the remarried, homosexuals and others whose everyday lives are scorned by doctrine. Unlike his successor who was taught from an early age not to question the authority of his ancestors, Albino received his commission to rise to the papacy and bring change to the Church at the age of twelve from his revolutionary activist papa. Two good men - yet, two very different men - two very different sides of the same coin, John Paul II the conservative side and John Paul I the liberal side. I would suggest a look-see at Lucien Gregoire's PAUPER WHO WOULD BE POPE.
The Pope in person Jul 28, 2005
This book presents retreat talks for university students by Karol Wojtyýa while he was still a cardinal. He doesn't speak as a pope but as an ordinary person and at the same time a great spiritual master. His words are very clear and lucid, even comonsensical but at the same time his message and vision is very deep. He appeals to our deepest yearnings and spiritual intuitions. I'm not a Catholic but a Buddhist but I really recommend this book to everybody as the author's vision seems to embrace all human beings no matter what their faith is.
The pope as a teacher Apr 5, 2005
Among the many accomplishments of the man known to the world as Pope John Paul II, his role as a teacher is probably the least trumpeted, but perhaps among the farthest-reaching of his talents. He has worked to shape the theological and spiritual direction, not only of Roman Catholics, but for Christians generally, and even beyond the borders of Christian thought. He was able to accomplish this was some integrity because he did not take syncretist approaches, nor did he shrink from stating very clearly what he himself believed.
This book derives from times he spent as a teacher of students; taking place before he was elevated to the papacy, these essays and lecture/conversations show a depth of thinking in Christian thought.
'It is significant in an age where it would seem the whole destiny of the person and of his existence must be guided and directed from outside,' he said, as he looked for the image of God that is contained in each of us. We are created in the divine image, and that image is reflected in our very being. Every human being has this image. If we deny this image and the relationship with God which it sets up, then we risk the fragmentation of our lives into a lot of external problems.
Humanity tends to ignore both its gift and its obligation in regard to being created in the divine image; the way of Christ is the way we are called to live this image into its fullness, the Pope advocated.
This is a good book for those who seek spiritual renewal; it could also be used as a guide of sorts for spiritual direction and retreats, both on an individual and more communal level.
A beautiful spiritual enlightening book! Apr 3, 2005
Pope John Paul just died today, and it is a loss for millions of people. But his words live on in books that he wrote. His words touched lives and will continue to do so long after his death and passage to heaven. God bless this dear man!