- Paperback: 253 pages
- Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN) (March 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1931709971
- ISBN-13: 978-1931709972
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #499,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Smiling Pope: The Life and Teaching of John Paul I Paperback – March 1, 2004
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He walked with Christ in love, joy, and humility. The first two make the humility something glorious. He early learned how to write and so to speak, 'always keeping in mind that old peasant lady reading you.' He wrote with stories and delightful word pictures.The second half of the book gives us some examples of his writing, thankfully. He loved people more than power. He was in the Vatican too short a time.
The book begins with an 80-page Biographical Sketch. They note, "Luciani loved the rosary and was frequently seen with it in his hands. In 1972, he wrote, 'The rosary becomes a look at Mary, which grows in intensity little by little as one proceeds. It ends by being a refrain which springs from the heart and, which repeated, sweetens the soul like a song.'" (Pg. 36-37)
They record, "People called Luciani a progressive because he loved the little ones, the sick, the castoffs, and defended the rights of the workers. To the latter he said, 'If you should meet up with the big problems, knock at my door. I am the son of workers and I can understand you.' He tried to be the mediator between the feuds of the employers and the workers, but did not always succeed." (Pg. 40)
Upon his election, they state, "Still smiling, the Pope turned and went inside to the waiting cardinals.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
really beautifully written life of our beloved Pope John Paul IPublished 8 months ago by susan egisti
I finished the biography part, which was excellent, now I am working on the writings of Pope John Paul I that are in the book, a book for every Catholic to own, to read and learn... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Anita Baalman
Better than "God's Candidate". So little is written about John Paul I. Great read for those who enjoy papal biographies.Published on June 22, 2014 by Mike Pollard
This is a very fine little book written by people who obviously loved Albino Luciano. He was pope too short a time to evaluate, but maybe the predictions of goodness and justice... Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by William Bartle
It wasn't the author's fault it didn't meet my idea, but I just dodn't read the review to get the content of the book.Published on May 27, 2013 by Ann C