John Paul II: The Journey of a Saint
Ages 9 and up
John Paul II: The Journey of a Saint takes us through the childhood and early years of a Polish boy, Karol Wojtyła—in a country invaded first by the Nazis, then by the Red Army—to the extraordinary pontificate of an intrepid pilgrim of peace, John Paul II.
After much soul-searching, this athletic and brilliant student chose the path of the priesthood. Having been a young priest, a young bishop, and a young cardinal, in 1978 he became, not surprisingly, a young pope! Like none other, he bore words of hope to peoples all over the world. This pope, who led the Church for a quarter of a century, always enjoyed the support of the young.
This richly illustrated hardcover book tells the fascinating and deeply inspiring story of Pope John Paul II, who was canonized a saint in 2014. Young people will be drawn to the well-crafted pictures and simple text that tell the dramatic and inspiring story of one of the most important figures of the 20th century, whom many are already calling "John Paul the Great."
|Author||Louis-Bernard Koch, Guy Lehideux, and Dominique Bar|
|Size||9 x 11.5 in.|
|Ages||9 and up|