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The Poetry of Pope John Paul II Roman Triptych Meditations 1st Edition
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This is a very short book, a mere 40 pages of text, but the words are moving and meaningful. The pope writes in a style that is vivid and descriptive; he uses settings from his childhood and time in Poland, biblical images, as well as things he has seen as pope to fill the verse with pictures that the reader can also enjoy and participate in seeing.
Beyond the descriptive elements, the pope incorporates his own pastoral and theological sense, turning his reflections both outward to the world, as well as reflexively back upon his own experiences, in some ways drawing his pontificate to a close in verse, fastening on to the idea that none of us starts in a vacuum, and our influence, with God's help, remains strong and secure into the future.
A grand offering from a remarkable man, this small poetic offering gives insight into the soul of the man, the priest, the pope, the world figure, that no theological treatise or journalistic interview could ever do.
It's as though I can feel his heart when I read this. It's very special.
Both poetry and spiritual meditation, this book is a gift of love to the world from Pope John Paul II (The Great) as he contemplated the approaching end of his long life. The reader will want to take time with this volume; it is not designed for "speed-reading". Rather, it is to be savored slowly and prayerfully.
A powerful book from a mystical perspective. I can't speak highly enough about it.
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I am reading this now!!!! I couldn't find this so I looked on my Amazon and they had it. Thank you!! I love the writings of Pope John Paul II.Published 18 months ago by CharleeSnap
Was very happy with this book. Poetry was wonderful. Now to keep writing to get to the required number of words.Published on February 13, 2014 by Doreen R.
I feel so blessed to have lived during his lifetime. Truly he was a God inspired and Holy Spirit driven man.Published on May 11, 2013 by Dragon Fly
This last work of poetry by John Paul II offers one of the deepest meditations on the meaning of life yet placed in words. Read morePublished on January 13, 2009 by Jennifer I. Kimball
Our Holy Father is indeed a gifted poet. This should be required reading for all Catholics. And suggested reading for everyone else!Published on May 7, 2004