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Pope John Paul II

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Blessed Pope John Paul II (1920-2005), born Karol Jozef Wojtyla, was beatified on May 1, 2011. He reigned as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from October 16, 1978 until his death on April 2, 2005, at the age of 84. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century, and known for his humanitarian and peace-keeping efforts worldwide. His books include Crossing The Threshold of Hope, Love And Responsibility, and Gift and Mystery.

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Crossing the Threshold of Hope

Written by Pope John Paul II


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 31, 2013
Price: $12.99

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Crossing the Threshold of Hope

Written by Pope John Paul II


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 19, 1995
Price: $16.00

A great international bestseller, the book in which, on the eve of the millennium, Pope John Paul II brings to an accessible level the profoundest theological concerns of our lives. He goes to the heart of his personal beliefs and speaks with passion about the existence of God; about the dignity... Read more >
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Crossing the Threshold of Hope

Written by Pope John Paul II


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 17, 1994
Price: $25.00

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Cruzando el Umbral de la Esperanza

Written by Pope John Paul II


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: September 19, 1995
Price: $11.00

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Gift and Mystery
On the fifteth anniversary of my priestly ordination
Written by Pope John Paul II


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: April 20, 1999
Price: $15.00

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La Sabidurķa de Juan Pablo II

Written by Pope John Paul II
Compiled by Richard Balkin and Nick Bakalar
Introduction by John White


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $12.95

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The Wisdom of John Paul II
The Pope on Life's Most Vital Questions
Written by Pope John Paul II
Compiled by Nick Bakalar and Richard Balkin
Introduction by John White


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $13.95

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

The essential thoughts of Pope John Paul II on matters of belief and conscience have been culled from his encyclicals, speeches, homilies, and statements to fellow bishops and collected in one volume.

Throughout his more than two decades as the leader of the world’s Catholics, John Paul II has... Read more >
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