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Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II

Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II

Harper Perennial 2005 Paperback

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The Definitive Biography of Pope John Paul II

Witness To Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II by George Weigel is as comprehensive a biography of its subject as can be hoped for while the Pope still lives. Weigel, a journalist who came to the Pope's attention after the publication of his book, The Final Revolution: The Resistance Church and the Collapse of Communism, wrote Witness To Hope with his subject's encouragement and assistance.

Weigel had unprecedented access to the Pope's correspondence (with, among others, world leaders including Mikhail Gorbachev). He reports lengthy conversations with many members of the Pope's inner circle, and he occasionally reveals vivid details of the Pope's daily life (for example, at the beginning of each day, the Pope's adviser's hear moans and groaning from John Paul's solitary prayers in his private chapel).

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  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • ISBN: 0060732032
  • ISBN-13: 9780060732035
  • UPC: 9780060732035
  • SKU: 0060732032
  • Release Date: April 1, 2005
  • Pages: 1056
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 1.88 inches
  • Width: 6.28 inches
  • Length: 9.36 inches
  • Weight: 2.50 pounds

About the Author


George Weigel

George Weigel an American author, and political and social activist. He serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Weigel was the Founding President of the James Madison Foundation. He is the author of the best-selling biography of Pope John Paul II, Witness to Hope. Weigel and his wife Joan live in North Bethesda, Maryland.

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