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    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 30, 2004
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      Title: Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way
      Author: Pope John Paul II
      Publisher: Warner Books
      Date Published: September 2004
      ISBN: 0446577812
      Price: Hardcover 24.95, audio cassette and audio cd both 22.98
      Comments: The pope does it again!

      From amazon.com:
      Editorial Reviews

      From Publishers Weekly
      Pope John Paul II leads over one billion Catholics worldwide, but he thinks
      of himself as a loving father figure. In this meditative book, he invokes the
      titular phrase (words that Jesus Christ used in the Garden of Gethsemane to
      call his disciples to him) to urge readers to "go forth full of trust in Christ."
      The Pope describes how he himself has done so and starts this book where Gift
      and Mystery (1996) left off—with his ordination as a bishop in Poland in
      1958. The first chapters are the most strictly autobiographical, but he quickly
      turns to matters of faith, discussing everything from the spiritual meaning of a
      bishop’s miter and crosier to the need for clergy to talk with scientists and
      other intellectuals. Naturally, since he has served as a bishop (of Krakow,
      of Rome) for almost 50 years, the Pope devotes a lot of space to a bishop’s
      duties. His discussion of these duties provides openings for him to remember
      important occasions in his past, such as his pastoral visit to the shrine of Our
      Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico. Later chapters deal with the Second Vatican
      Council, which he participated in as a young bishop. The prose style is that of a
      many-faceted sermon, with Biblical quotations woven throughout and themes such
      as the importance of telling the truth, staying celibate and giving to charity
      heavily reinforced. Although the book occasionally feels like a guide to the
      Episcopal ministry, it’s sure to gratify those hungry for his instruction and
      inspiring faith, as well as non-Catholics interested in his philosophy.
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      Product Description:
      Following the success of the international bestseller Crossing the Threshold
      of Hope, Pope John Paul II provides the world with a glimpse into his past in
      RISE, LET US BE ON OUR WAY. Chronicling the years he spent as a bishop and
      later archbishop in Krakow, Poland through his election as the first Polish Pope
      in 1978, he recounts everything from communist efforts to suppress the church
      in Poland to his efforts to adopt a new and more open style of pastoral
      ministry. With recollections on his life as well as his thoughts on the issues
      facing the world now, Pope John Paul II offers words of wisdom in this book that
      will appeal to people of any faith looking to strengthen their spirituality.

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