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Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves & My Brother: The Pope (2 Book Set)

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  • A unique look at John Paul II
  • Explore the depths of Saint John Paul’s five great loves: Young People, Human Love, The Eucharist, Our Lady, The Cross
  • A book about Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
  • Through the eyes of his brother, Fr. Georg Ratzinger
  • Beautiful, heart-warming and insightful

Saint John Paul the Great - His Five Loves

Discover the five great loves of St. John Paul II through remarkable unpublished stories on him from bishops, priests, students, Swiss Guards, and others. Mining through a mountain of papal resources, Jason Evert has uncovered these many gems, offering a treasure chest brimming with the jewels of the saint’s life. After a brief overview of John Paul’s life, Evert explores in depth his five great loves: Young People, Human Love, The Eucharist, Our Lady, The Cross.

This work is intended to be catechetical, inspiring, and evangelical. By looking at what he loved and why, the goal is to help readers learn more about key aspects John Paul’s life and teachings, including Theology of the Body, Divine Mercy, Total Consecration, Eucharistic adoration, and redemptive suffering.

Woven throughout the book is an assortment of intriguing stories and facts that most Catholics don’t know about the saint, such as:

  • How the communists actually selected him as archbishop
  • How a priest stabbed him in Fatima, yet he continued with the liturgy
  • How one of Osama Bin Laden’s “best men” nearly murdered him in the Philippines
  • How he had conversations with the Virgin Mary

My Brother, the Pope

It wasn't always the case that Msgr. Georg Ratzinger lived in the shadow of his younger brother, Joseph. Georg was an accomplished musician, who for over 30 years directed the Regensburger Domspatzchor, the world-famous boys choir of the Regensburg cathedral. Brother Joseph was a brilliant young professor, but mostly known in German academic circles.

Now Georg writes about the close friendship that has united these two brothers for more than 80 years. This book is a unique window on an extraordinary family that lived through the difficult period of National Socialism in Germany. Those interested in knowing more about the early life of Benedict XVI will not be disappointed.

They will also learn of the admirable character and inspiring example of the parents, and see how the Catholic faith can shape not just a family, but an entire culture--in this case, that of Bavaria. Georg's reminiscences are detailed, intimate, and warm. And while they begin with the earliest years of the Ratzinger family, they continue right up to the present day.

This is not simply a book to satisfy curiosity about a celebrity, though it certainly does that. It's a beautiful portrait of Catholic family life and, in the most literal sense, of enduring fraternal charity. Georg has a talent for telling a story, and the co-author fills in some of the larger historical background. The many photographs, both in black and white and in color, round out a thoroughly enjoyable and inspirational book.

Dimensions & Specifications

Saint John Paul the Great - His Five Loves

  • Author: Jason Evert
  • 300 pages
  • Hardcover
  • Includes 8 pages of color photos

My Brother, the Pope

  • Author: Fr. Georg Ratzinger, Michael Hesemann
  • 278 pages
  • Hardcover

SKU:
9990984

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