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John Paul II: A Personal Portrait of the Pope and the Man [Paperback]

By Ray Flynn (Author), Raymond L. Flynn (Author) & James Vrabel (Author)
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Unlike any other pope, John Paul II has reached out, creating dialogue or creating uproar, but always striving to unite the human community. Drawing on years of personal interaction with the Pope, and on his unique understanding of the intersection of religion and politics, Flynn, with co-authors Robin Moore and Jim Vrabel, shows how John Paul II changed the papacy, perhaps forever.

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John Paul II: A Personal Portrait of the Pope and the Man by Ray Flynn, Raymond L. Flynn & James Vrabel has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2011 page 711
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 799
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 584
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 1013

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Item Specifications...

Studio: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.28" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.64"
Weight:   0.52 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 22, 2002
Publisher   St. Martin's Griffin
Edition  Updated  
ISBN  0312283288  
ISBN13  9780312283285  

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Ray Flynn served as U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican from 1993 to 1997 and as the Mayor of Boston from 1984 to 1993. He hosts a daily, nationally syndicated political television talk show and lives in Boston.

Robin Moore is the best selling author of "The French Connection" and "The Green Beret." He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

Jim Vrabel is a former newspaper reporter and speechwriter. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Ray Flynn currently resides in Boston, in the state of Massachusetts.

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2Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Religious
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4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Catholicism > Popes
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Catholicism > Roman Catholicism
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The Must-Read Book on John Paul II  Oct 6, 2006
Ambassador Flynn (His Honor the Mayor) has written the must-read book on Pope John Paul II. Flynn's style of writing makes this a book you'll read again and again...and one that you'll recommend to others. I don't think there is a better source for a truthful, honest and admiring look at John Paul II than this one, written by a true friend of the Holy Father. Get this book!
great book  Feb 25, 2006
Mr. Flynn did an awesome job describing his times with the Pope and the Pope himself. I mostly enjoy the short stories that Mr. Flynn shared in the book. Unlike other writers, Mr. Flynn did not describe what a great man the pope was, but shared awesome stories that painted how awesome the pope was.
A Personal Portrait of the Pope from a Catholic Politician.  Feb 9, 2003
Former Mayor of Boston and U S Ambassador to the Vatican, Raymond Flynn draws a very personal and intimate portrait of Pope John Paul II. Through the various events, incidents and celebrations narrated with meticulous detail and color, the personality of the Pope comes alive to the reader. The impact the Pope has had on the average American public is truthfully brought out. This book will be of interest to an American Catholic who would be able to identify the personalities from American politics and Catholic religion, at the same time can feel along with Flynn in his admiration for this man of God. Indeed it's a smooth and delightful reading worthy of the Pope as well as of the Ambassador.
Outstanding Book!  Oct 26, 2001
I have read many books about His Holiness Pope John Paul II, and this is by far the BEST book I have read about the Pope. It is very easy to read. Infact, once I started to read I could not stop until I finished the book. When I was done...I could not stop crying. Former Ambassador Flynn did an outstanding job in giving his reader a rare and personal glimpse of the Pope, that other authors who have written biographies about His Holiness simply cannot convey. I especially found the stories of the mother who lost her son, and when the Pope offered Flynn money stating it was not church money, but the Pope's own money to help pay for the medical bills of Flynn's oldest son very moving and touching. For those who have never met the Pope...after reading this book you will feel as if you not only met him, but have known the Pope as an intimate friend for years.
VIVA IL PAPA!!!  Jul 23, 2001
Ray Flynn has taken from his many experiences with Pope John Paul II and put together a highly interesting read. This is not your typical biography, although each stage of the Holy Father's storied life is mentioned. This book gives you the Pope up close and personal, in both his public and private dealings. What an absolutely incredible man this Karol Wojtyla is!!

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