"Peace is not a utopia, nor an inaccessible ideal, nor an unrealizable dream. War is not an inevitable calamity. Peace is possible. And because it is possible, peace is our duty: our grave duty, our supreme responsibility." John Paul II
John Paul II is the most recognized and beloved spiritual leader of our time. In this definitive collection, he shares his most personal and inspirational thoughts about what it means to be a Christian in the modern world.
Addressing issues such as prayer, forgiveness, family, suffering, and poverty, the Holy Father reveals his pastoral heart and shows us how to live a life of faith.
Why do we suffer? How can we pray? How can we live as followers of Jesus in an unbelieving world? These are some of the questions the late Pope John Paul II addresses in this collection of his most intimate words, drawn from his many writings during his quarter century as Pope. The material in Go In Peace is arranged in twelve chapters that correspond to the themes that dominated his papacy. Editor Joseph Durepos emphasizes the words John Paul directed to lay Catholics and to the world at large. They are memorable, heartfelt, often striking words that articulate an astonishingly powerful vision of what it means to be a Christian in today's world.
Go In Peace displays and preserves the compassion, intellect, and poetry of the most visible and influential Christian leader of modern times.