RISE, Let Us Be on Our Way

by Pope John Paul II

Other authorsWalter Ziemba (Translator)
Hardcover, 2004



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282.092 JP II



Call number

282.092 JP II

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Following the international bestseller Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Pope John Paul provides the world with a glimpse in to his past in Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way. Chronicling the years he spent as a bishop, and later archbishop, in Krakow, though to his election as the first Polish Pope in 1978, he recounts everything from Communist attempts to suppress the Church in Poland to his efforts to adopt a new and more open style of pastoral ministry. With recollections about his life as well as his thoughts on the issues facing the world now, Pope John Paul II offers words of wisdom in this book that will appeal to people of any faith looking to strengthen their spirituality.

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Warner Books (2004), Edition: 1st, 230 pages


0446577812 / 9780446577816


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LibraryThing member moonradio
This could have been an interesting book as Pope John Paul II narrates his ascent to the papacy and his work in that office. Instead of focusing on his own story, John Paul constantly gets sidetracked with describing in detail the duties and responsibilities of church officials as well as the intricacies of Roman ceremony. The result, is almost intolerably dull. There are, however, moments of insight which leave the listener contemplating spiritual realities and the narrative does maintain interest as long as John Paul is describing his personal history. Mr. Tabori's reading is appropriately solemn and fatherly and he makes the interesting sections come to life though he is unable to save the duller passages.… (more)


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