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Silvia B. Espinosa

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  • The Political Pope

  • How Pope Francis Is Delighting the Liberal Left and Abandoning Conservatives
  • By: George Neumayr
  • Narrated by: Holden Still
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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    5 out of 5 stars 35
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Pope Francis is the most liberal pope in the history of the Catholic Church. He is not only championing the causes of the global Left but also undermining centuries-old Catholic teaching and practice. In the words of the late radical Tom Hayden, his election was "more miraculous, if you will, than the rise of Barack Obama in 2008". But to Catholics in the pews, his pontificate is a source of alienation. It is a pontificate, at times, beyond parody.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth Speaks!

  • By Dino on 07-13-17

Wow! Powerful book! Troubling signs

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Reviewed: 09-23-18

So much of what I was beginning to suspect and fear as a faithful Catholic is clearly affirmed and more by this author. He gives facts based on this Pope’s own words, teachings and acts that are very very troubling to say the least. It appears that all the hard work and accomplishments for evangelization, the preservation of the Holy Faith and Church under St. John Pau II and Benedict are being undermined. God help us!

  • Lessons in Hope

  • My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II
  • By: George Weigel
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 68
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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    5 out of 5 stars 65

In Lessons in Hope, George Weigel tells the story of his unique friendship with St. John Paul II. As Weigel learns the pope "from inside", he also offers a firsthand account of the tumult of post-Vatican II Catholicism and the Cold War's endgame, introducing listeners to the heroes who brought down European communism. Later, he shows us the aging pope grappling with the post-9/11 world order and teaching new lessons in dignity through his own suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of Lesson’s in Hope

  • By Anonymous User on 11-26-17

So far really enjoying it!

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Reviewed: 08-25-18

I’m really enjoying listening to Weigel’s adventure around the world in becoming the Pope’s biographer. It’s a behind the scenes look into the story of writing this great biography and the people, places, lessons and experiences encountered along the way. Especially revealing and moving are his encounters with the Pope and the special friendship that emerges with the insights to JPII’s life and thoughts.

  • Witness to Hope

  • The Biography of Pope John Paul II
  • By: George Weigel
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

Given unprecedented access to Pope John Paul II and the people who have known and worked with him throughout his life, George Weigel presents a groundbreaking portrait of the Pope as a man, a thinker, and a leader whose religious convictions have defined a new approach to world politics and changed the course of history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By sms on 08-20-07

A masterful account of a great and holy man!

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Reviewed: 07-02-18

What a remarkable life and a remarkable account by Weigel! The author has great insight and a masterful command of the complex historical, philosophical and theological forces at work in the life of this complex, profound and holy man, Pope John Paul II. It is a marvel to discover what an extraordinary impact and force for good JPII had on the Church and the world! To see how Christ is at the summit of all things human and the great dignity bestowed on us by the God-Man. I love JPII’s Christocentric humanism. It’s the answer to our crisis of civilization. I savored every moment and every word! I will listen to it again and many times over. There are so many gems to contemplate here!