Remembering Pope John Paul II

The Hidden Pope: The Untold Story of a Lifelong Friendship That Is Changing the Relationship Between Catholics and Jews: The Personal Journey of John Paul II and Jerzy Kluger

By Darcy O'Brien

Go to catalog

"Darcy O'Brien offers the account of the extraordinary relationship of Karol Wojtyla and Jerzy Kluger - their boyhood in the small Polish town of Wadowice, their separation at the beginning of World War II, their individual experiences under Nazi and Soviet tyranny, and their reunion almost thirty years later that deepened their friendship and made a profound impact on the history of our time. Set in the perspective of monumental reconciliation between Christianity and Judaism, this is a portrait of John Paul II that describes him as only his closest friends know him and as no pope has ever been portrayed before. Readers will come to know the Holy Father as a man and to understand his most controversial ideas as expressions of his dramatic experience of life."

Reserve this title

The Place Within: The Poetry of Pope John Paul II

By John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005

Go to catalog

Deeply spiritual poetry in English translation.

Reserve this title

The Pontiff in Winter: Triumph and Conflict in the Reign of John Paul II

By John Cornwell

Go to catalog

"...John Cornwell argues that John Paul's mystical view of history and conviction that his mission has been divinely established are central to understanding his pontificate. Focusing on the period from the eve of the millennium to the present, Cornwell shows how John Paul's increasing sense of providential rightness profoundly influenced his reactions to turbulence in the secular world and within the Church..."

The library's edition is in large print. We also hold this title as an audiobook.

Reserve this title

The Theology of the Body: Human Love in the Divine Plan

By John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005

Go to catalog

A compiliation of weekly addresses given by the Pope in the 1980s. They address the nature of humanity, particularly the relationships between women and men.

Reserve this title

Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II

By George Weigel

Go to catalog

"Weigel explores new information about the Pope's role in some of the recent past's most stirring events, including the fall of communism; the Vatican/Israel negotiation of 1991-92; the collapse of the Philippine, Chilean, Nicaraguan, and Paraguayan dictatorships during the 1980s; and the epic papal visit to Cuba. Weigel also includes previously unpublished papal correspondence with Leonid Brezhnev, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Deng Xiaoping, and draws on hitherto unavailable autobiographical reminiscences by the Pope."

Also available on audio (abridged).

Reserve this title