During the third longest papacy in history, Pope John Paul II was an evangelist, disciplinarian, and activist. He ruled the Vatican with a strong hand, he was instrumental in toppling communism in Eastern Europe, and he took unprecedented steps to heal the divide between Jews and the church. His popularity and charisma were most evident in his travels to countries around the world and in the millions who came to Rome to say a final farewell.
"This book chronicles the life of Pope John Paul II, one of the most well-known religious leaders of modern times. His birth in Poland and early life are documented, as well as the accomplishments that brought him to his world leadership role."
--Book Buzz, August 2008
Price: US $34.80