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  • 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 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 66

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.

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  • Review of Lesson’s in Hope

  • By Anonymous User on 11-26-17

Review of Lesson’s in Hope

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-17

At first I thought this was a bit slow going however the further along I got along the more interesting and fascinating it became. Eventually could not wait to turn it on when we got in the car to continue our trip. I felt like I was on a journey through history and Saint Pope John Paul’s Life along with Mr. Weigel
And it gave me greater understanding of the Saint, his great gifts and Mr. Weigel’s great good fortune to share his literary and research expertise to share this with me.
I also gave me pause to consider how this relates to our current culture in the USA and the Catholic Church.

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