Item description for The Smiling Pope: The Life And Teaching Of John Paul I by Raymond Seabeck & Lauretta Seabeck...
Overview With never before English translations of his "Words from the Heart," and his lessons on faith, hope, and love, discover why his spirit made such an enormous impact on our lives.
Publishers Description Now, published for the first time in English, are his "Words from the Heart," Pope John Paul I's insights and lessons on: - Faith, hope, and love - Never losing heart - Praying in the presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist - The role of education in the family - Bearing one's crosses - and many more.
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Studio: Our Sunday Visitor
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.24" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2004
Publisher Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN 1931709971 ISBN13 9781931709972
Reviews - What do customers think about The Smiling Pope: The Life And Teaching Of John Paul I?
A smile taken away too soon Feb 8, 2008
This book gives you an insight into what led John Paul I to be a champion of the poor, disadvantaged and alianated and those that often are cast aside by main stream religions. He was a true saint and if the evidence is correct also a martyr for God's truth.
The Saintly Smiling Pope was Whacked! Dec 11, 2007
Read, "In God's Name: An Investigation Into the Murder of Pope John Paul I ". The poor "Smiling Pope" never stood a chance with these money grubbing harlots who whacked him!
A LOVELY AND ENGAGING LITTLE BOOK Mar 6, 2006
While we must still wait patiently for the appearance of a fullscale biography of Pope John Paul I, this little book provides at least a glimpse into his personality, and helps to fill in the events surrounding his fascinating life. The biographical material at the beginning is quite limited in scope, but is by far the most through material currently available in English. It leaves us wishing for more, but it does manage to present some of the holiness and lightheartedness of this good servant of God. The real prize is the selection from Luciani's essays, where his warmth and clarity come through clearly. The Seabecks have done a wonderful and important work in bringing these ideas of Papa Luciani to a wider audience. Better still, a truly interested reader will want to obtain a used copy of Luciani's out of print masterwork, "Illustrissimi" where his humor and erudition come through clearly. Albino Luciani was neither an arch conservative nor an ultra-liberal, as some would infer. He was so much more: he was a good and humble servant of God, whose whole life calls us away from narrow partisanship and toward deeper service in the name of Love. His death was a real tragedy, both on a personal and ecclesiastical level. But his living spirit and his lessons abide with us still in this lovely little book.
a collection of epistles Aug 6, 2005
the first few pages of the book is a biographical brief that had been written by a Carmelite nun some time ago. Had this been expanded into a full biography this book would garnish a few more stars. But, instead, the bulk of the book is made up entirely of translations of some of his heaviest epistles steeped in difficult to understand theology. None of these speaks of where he stood on the issues of his day. The book paints Luciani out to be a man who spent his life on his knees and ignored the issues of his day. Whereas, if one reads Lucien Gregoire's biography of this Pope - Murder in the Vatican - nothing could be further from the truth; as he had spent his life pulling others up off their knees caring for the immense orphan population of his time - monks building and maintaining orphanages and nuns as teachers and as nurses caring for those too ill to come to school. Yet, hats off to the Carmelite nun who thought enough of this great man to have published the first translations of his life into english.