"Indispensable for those who would understand the mind which originated the updating of the Roman Catholic Church."
--The New York Times Book Review
No other pope of this century has aroused so much interest and universal affection throughout the world as has Pope John XXIII. Journal of a Soul is an inspiring reading experience that records this pope's thoughts and traces his spiritual development from adolescence to the seminary to a career as a priest, a European papal diplomat, Patriarch of Venice, and finally Pope John XXIII.
This Image Books edition features a biographical portrait of Pope John by his personal secretary, Monsignor Loris Capovilla. It also includes several of his most moving prayers, sixty brief thoughts and aphorisms, his "Rules for the Ascetic Life," many of his letters, even his last will and testament. Christians everywhere will welcome the reissue of "one of the most original, interesting, and inspiring revelations of intimate personal experiences ever written," which "ranks well with the classic spiritual autobiographies" (Critic).
Journal of a Soul, the first ever such work from a Roman pontiff, opens new windows onto the soul of the man himself.
Even though a century has passed with some of the writing, It gives great insight into this saint of our times.Published 16 days ago by A. P. Wright
The Second Vatican Cpunci has exposed the great diced among Catholics. If we carefully read good Pope John's spiritual oddysee, we see that the Couuncil (was) is a call to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Walter L. Dolan
I belong to a church book club, and we recently read this book. It took the club about two or three months to finish the book, and every discussion was enjoyable. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Thomas Schonhoff
Pope St. John XXIII was canonized this spring with Pope St. John Paul II and can be looked over as a Pope who was the driving force behind the Second Vatican Council. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Chelsea
an easy to read book which gives ample food for thought and can be read over again and again. I knew very little of Pope John XXlll before I read this and am truly inspired.Published 10 months ago by Mary F. Griffin