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Inspiring, entertaining, and accessible
on April 18, 2014
I am loving this book! Granted, I am only halfway through, but I am taking my time to savor it.
The book is not only inspiring, it's also extremely entertaining and accessible. It's filled with a continual stream of anecdotes and stories that I somehow never knew. And whether John Paul II already holds a special place in your heart, or you are just discovering him, Evert draws you in with a moving and powerful journey through this saint's incredible life and into his heart.
I think my favorite thing about this book existing is that it may open up a whole new generation of Catholic teenagers to the awesome witness of JPII. The high school freshman of today were 5-6 years old when John Paul the Great died, and many of them may not care about this man at all. I know Jason Evert has a large following among young Catholics today, and my hope is that they will pick up this easy read and be inspired by JPII's epic life, charming personality, and heroic virtue.
I highly recommend people of all ages to read it, to commemorate the canonization this month. You will not be disappointed!