Rise, Let Us Be on Our Way
By Pope John Paul II
Warner Books; Largeprint edition (September 28, 2004)
Genre: Christian, Inspirational
The Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, is a man surrounded by an aura of piety and sincerity. Born in Poland on May 18, 1920, the Holy Father is, physically, a frail man. His body may be afflicted with Parkinson's disease but his mind is a sharp as ever! In his newest book, Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way, the Holy Father offers words of encouragement and inspiration that help to illustrate the power of the faith and the Holy Father's indomitable spirt.
Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way follows the same tone and style of his previous books: Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Gift and Mystery: On the 50th Anniversary of My Priestly Ordination, and Roman Tryptych - Meditations. All these books are uplifting, are readily accessible to the laity, and each provides a window into John Paul's faith and commitment to the Church, and his own personal history.
In Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way, we learn something about the life of Karol Józef Wojtyla, the calling that led him to enter the Church, and the events that transpired that led to his introduction to the world as Pope John Paul II. The main focus of this book, however is the period between his appointment as auxiliary Bishop of Krakow (Poland) in 1958, and his election as Pope in October of 1978. In the course of telling his story, the Holy Father also explains his feelings on many of the issues facing mankind today, including the need for peoples of all faiths to work together for the common good. Throughout he offers hope for a better future, words that will intensify you faith, and an unambiguous overview of the beauty of Catholicism and some of the most common ceremonies associated with the Church.
Product Description from Amazon.com:
Following the success of the international bestseller Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Pope John Paul II provides the world with a glimpse into his past in RISE, LET US BE ON OUR WAY. Chronicling the years he spent as a bishop and later archbishop in Krakow, Poland through his election as the first Polish Pope in 1978, he recounts everything from communist efforts to suppress the church in Poland to his efforts to adopt a new and more open style of pastoral ministry. With recollections on his life as well as his thoughts on the issues facing the world now, Pope John Paul II offers words of wisdom in this book that will appeal to people of any faith looking to strengthen their spirituality.