“The author of the landmark Witness to Hope has now finished the story he began so brilliantly. In his new book, George Weigel–biographer and theologian–details John Paul II's battle against totalitarianism and chronicles the Holy Father's humble acceptance of suffering at the end of earthly life. As ever, Weigel writes with confidence, clarity, and insight.”
– Jon Meacham, Editor of Newsweek and Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of American Lion
“The saga of John Paul the Second is now complete; unveiled with a grace and eloquence that only George Weigel could summon. Here is the final act of a life of "serenity and adventure," told from the inside. The personal drama of John Paul's last days and his heroic public acts in the face of incredible obstacles, both move and inspire. For anyone who cares about the witness of faith and the mysterious power of suffering, this work is not to be missed. Weigel has given us a biography as luminous and lasting as the life it captures.”
– Raymond Arroyo, New York Times Bestselling Author of Mother Angelica and host of EWTN's "The World Over"
“We’ve been awaiting it for a decade – since his acclaimed Witness to Hope – and George Weigel’s The End and the Beginning is well-worth the wait! It is impossible to comprehend fully the twentieth century without considering John Paul II, and it is difficult to appreciate him without plunging into this book, an enjoyable task indeed.”
– Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York
“Weigel has written what can only be described as an unforgettable book – a portrait of Karol Wojtyla, his Church and his times that vividly captures one of the central characters of the last 100 years. Compellingl...