A preeminent authority on the Catholic Church and papal biographer describes what he learned from chronicling the life of Pope John Paul II.
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 readers 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.
About the Author:
George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington’s Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s foremost commentators on issues of religion and public life. Senior Vatican Analyst for NBC News, Weigel is the author of twenty-one books, including the New York Times best-seller Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages.