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John Paul II
A Personal Portrait of the Pope and the Man
Ray Flynn, Robin Moore, and Jim Vrabel
St. Martin's Griffin, January 2002
ISBN: 978-0-312-28328-5, ISBN10: 0-312-28328-8,
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages, Includes eight pages of black-and-white photographs,
Trade Paperback, $18.99
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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. Flynn powerfully details John Paul II's controversial papacy and shows how this remarkable pope has changed the papacy, perhaps forever.
John Paul II
is a closely observed and deeply felt portrait of pope John Paul II as a man of encompassing human compassion, consuming devotion to the Church and its mission, and a faith in God strong enough to support, or renew, the faith of other people. It is a close-up that lets us see the Holy Father's goodness."—
Bernard Cardinal Law
"A lovingly personal description of the pope as a human being, John Paul II is a personal testament to Flynn's friend and hero, not an ideological or theological tract. I have read almost all of the full-length biographies of the pope. They all have their merits, but none of them captures John Paul II as a person as well as Flynn has done."—
Monsignor George G. Higgins, The Catholic University of America, recipient of the Medal of Freedom
About the Author(s)
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.
is the best-selling author of
The French Connection
The Green Beret
. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.
is a former newspaper reporter and speechwriter. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
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