Pope John Paul II delivers a timeless message of hope, joy, comfort and faith in this uplifting book for spiritual seekers of all religious backgrounds and beliefs. The first prayer book by the Pope to be published in English, this accessible collection offers readers a rare glimpse into the inner thoughts and private reflections of the world's greatest spiritual father. Specially chosen for their compassion and inspirational insights, the 150 pieces gathered here help illuminate the path to spiritual understanding as they reveal the human soul in all its awesome strength and fragility. Writing on topics that include hope, peace, love and forgiveness, Pope John Paul II shares a simple, heartfelt message that will have particular resonance in today's increasingly complex world. His timeless, sustaining words guide us as we reach out to others and seek to transform our own lives.
Pope John Paul II was born Karol Jozef Wojtyla in Poland in 1920. Appointed in 1978, he is the youngest pontiff in 132 years and the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. Fluent in eight languages he is a champion of human rights whose greatest hope is to help create a world where all people live in freedom and plenitude.