Lessons in Hope

My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II

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George Weigel
  • New York, NY: 
    Basic Books
    , September
     2017.
     368 pages.
     $30.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9780465094295.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

A preeminent authority on the Catholic Church and papal biographer describes what he learned from chronicling the life of Pope John Paul II.

In Lessons in Hope, George Weigel tells the story of his unique friendship with St. John Paul II. As Weigel learns the pope "from inside," he also offers a firsthand account of the tumult of post-Vatican II Catholicism and the Cold War's endgame, introducing readers to the heroes who brought down European communism. Later, he shows us the aging pope grappling with the post-9/11 world order and teaching new lessons in dignity through his own suffering.
A deeply humane portrait of an eminent scholar learning a saint, Lessons in Hope is essential reading for anyone seeking a fuller understanding of a world-changing pope.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

George Weigel is a New York Times bestselling author and one of the world's leading authorities on the Catholic Church. Weigel is a distinguished senior fellow of Washington's Ethics and Public Policy Center and lives in North Bethesda, Maryland.

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