New Book on St. John Paul the Great


I just finished a marvelous short book on St. John Paul the Great. It discloses no serious new information, but does not attempt to do so. My son thought I might not be interested as JPII has been a subject of much study for me. But I loved it. Only 200 pages, it marvelously captures the heart, the essence of St. John Paul’s goodness. I highly recommend it.

If you are looking for a serious and meaty biography, go for the marvelous George Weigel’s great Witness to Hope.” Perhaps most important, you should read the Encyclicals of John Paul II, himself. My personal favorite is Centesimus Annus, which explains how freedom and community should work together. It is also the only explication I have ever seen of an economic system that is fully rational, fully humane, and fully free. Five hundred years from now, people will still be studying the works of St. John Paul – and will have still only begun to plumb his depths.

About charliej373

Charlie Johnston is a former newspaper editor, radio talk show host and political consultant. From Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012, he walked 3,200 miles across the country, sleeping in the woods, meeting people and praying as he went. He has received prophetic visitation all his life, which he has vetted through a trio of priests over the last 20 years, and now speaks publicly about on this site. Yet he emphasizes that we find God most surely through the ordinary, doing the little things we should with faith and fidelity. Hence the name, The Next Right Step. The visitations inform his work, but are not the focus of it. He lives in the Archdiocese of Denver in the United States.
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One Response to New Book on St. John Paul the Great

  1. johnmcfarm says:

    I am a huge fan of Pope John Paul ll. I think he will go down as one of the greatest philosophers in history.


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