John Paul the Great by Peggy Noonan
Remembering a Spiritual Father

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As the leader of the Catholic Church, the oldest institution in the Western world, Pope John Paul II was a giant in every sphere he touched - personal, theological, political, ecumenical. In an age rich with heroes, Pope John Paul II was truly the great man of the past century. Peggy Noonan brings her sharp observations, acute sensibility, warmth, and wit to the life of the Pope and shows the personal effect his journey had on millions throughout the world.

Simultaneous Publication with Viking Penguin's Standard Print edition.

 

About Peggy Noonan

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She was a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan from 1984 to 1986; in 1988, she was chief speechwriter to Vice President George Bush during his campaign for the presidency. She is currently a columnist & contributing editor at The Wall Street Journal & a political contributor for Fox News. She lives in New York City.
 
Published November 22, 2005 by Viking Adult. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, History, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Reverential study of the late pontiff by Reagan hagiographer (and Hillary scourge) Noonan, blending solid theology with a few pages from Tiger Beat ("His face was--oh, his face!").

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Peggy Noonan's book is a valentine sent to a man she knew mainly from watching television, written in the idiom of spiritual gush.

Dec 18 2005 | Read Full Review of John Paul the Great: Remember...

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Noonan's warm remembrance of the man she calls her spiritual father is a refreshing addition to the growing collection of biographies of and memoirs about the late Pope John Paul II. What makes this v

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