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Product Details

  • Paperback: 154 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 20, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1491049669
  • ISBN-13: 978-1491049662
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #760,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By C. Tilson on August 21, 2013
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I have read many bio's about Pope John Paul II, and this is one of the few that have taken the initiative to show not only the good parts of his legendary Papacy, but the story behind what may not be considered the best times of his Papacy. Mr. North tells us of these times with the utmost respect that is due our Blessed John Paul. Every aspect of his life was brilliantly captured, chronologically strong, wonderfully written. John Paul had such a well-rounded life, and this book shows it. School and the Seminary were not the only places he received his education. This book shows how he shared and used his knowledge for the betterment of all humanity.

This is not the first nor will it be the last of the biographies I have read by this same author. Many shorter biographies can read like a 10th grade textbook or a Wikipedia article. You will not find that with Mr. North's books. I always look forward to reading his books because I know they will be full of solid information, put together to be easily consumed but without the "fluff" that is sometimes put in just to lengthen the book.

Keep it up Mr. North, great work as usual.
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This book does a great job of sharing the life of Pope John Paul II as a child and young adult. He encountered loss of family members before he was twenty. He witnessed the horrible
actions of Hitler and communist Russia. All of these factors shaped the way he approached his life as a priest and ultimately as Pope. Great insights.
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This book is a concise history of our beloved John Paul II. It highlights his early years, religious formation, and papacy, even the controversies. I have read much regarding the life of JPII, and even visited the apartment where he lived as a young boy and the church where he was baptized. There is so much depth to John Paul II's life, and this book has done a great job of hitting the highlights.
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John Pall was an interesting individual. There is so much I don't know about strong faith driven people. His life was not easy but he was willing to listen and willing to study to find what all faiths had in common with the Catholic community and strived to bring all Christians together for a common good. He lived a life of kindness and forgiveness. When shot he almost died but forgave the shooter. Worth every minute it took to read. I Loved it.
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I read The Life and Legacy of Pope John Paul II on my kindle, so it was my "read in the bed and on the road book." Even reading it at these specific times, it didn't take long to read. It was very interesting and I learned some things about him that I did not know before. I'm keeping it on my kindle for a re-read someday - and I don't re-read books very often.
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A great insight to such a wonderful man. In depth history of early life, great interpretation of his Pontificate. It offers a great read about a man we should know so much about but don't realize how little we do know until we read this! Great job!
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Wyatt North has done a masterful job of detailing the life of Pope John Paul ll. I recommend this work to anyone who wants a very readable and accessible biography of the late great Pope.Missing is the heavy minutiae of other biographies.This truly is a worth while,great read.
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This is a well researched, well written biography. Most ebooks have a few errors, but this one is perfectly written without one blemish, typo, or spelling mistake.

This pope had a fascinating life and a memorable papacy. I'm not Catholic and didn't know much about this pope or his enthralling life. He may be canonized as early as tomorrow, December 8th.

I was especially impressed with John Paul II for his efforts to make common cause with Judaism and all Christian faiths. He was a true uniter, not a divider. He also stands out in history as a leader in the fight for human rights. Highly recommended!

Chris Gregory, author of Tekoa Tomes
Semper Pi Publishing, Tekoa WA
Ezine Articles Platinum Expert Author
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