I enjoyed the book, John Paul II The Great Mercy Pope Beatification Edition by: Fr. George W. Kosicki, CSB with David C Came, with great interest. I have always been attracted to the Papacy of Blessed Pope John Paul II. He was Pope when I was newly married in the Church. As a young married couple my husband and I attended mass at Yankee Stadium when then Pope John Paul II was in NYC. I found this book to be laid out in such a way that it was easy to follow. I found that I was embraced into the contents of this book f rom Part I forward. By including the information about his beatification in Part I I think it acted as a building block on where Pope John Paul was leading us. It is then through the remaining parts that one will really get to learn who he was as a Pope and Teacher of Mercy. I could think of no better way to end this publication than with the legacy of Pope John Paul II and how he influenced the world and raised their awareness about Divine Mercy, and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Finally, in conclusion the inclusion of how he influenced Pope Benedict was very enlightening.
This book is full of information about who Pope John Paul II was and how he influenced the world. I especially loved the way they included a list of all his papal writings and addresses. Pope John Paul II not only left us with a legacy on how to approach our faith through Mercy and Forgiveness he was a living example of forgiveness. No better forgiveness story exists than the model of Forgiving and Forgiveness as outlined in Part III. I highly recommend this book to anyway who wishes to get to know Pope John Paul II more intimately and with great compassion.
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