By Jason Evert
Discover the five great loves of St. John Paul IIthrough remarkable unpublished stories onhim from bishops, priests, students, Swiss Guards,and others. Mining through a mountain of papalresources, Jason Evert has uncovered these manygems, offering a treasure chest brimming with thejewels of the saint’s life. After a brief overview ofJohn Paul’s life, Evert explores in depth his fivegreat loves: Young People, Human Love, TheEucharist, Our Lady, The Cross.
This work is intended to be catechetical, inspiring,and evangelical. By looking at what he lovedand why, the goal is to help readers learn moreabout key aspects John Paul’s life and teachings,including Theology of the Body, Divine Mercy,Total Consecration, Eucharistic adoration, andredemptive suffering.
Woven throughout the book is an assortmentof intriguing stories and facts that most Catholicsdon’t know about the saint, such as:
- How the communists actually selected him as archbishop
- How a priest stabbed him in Fatima, yet he continued with the liturgy
- How one of Osama Bin Laden’s “best men” nearly murdered him in the Philippines
- How he had conversations with the Virgin Mary
Rekindle your own faith by learning what captivatedthe heart of this great saint. Includes 8 pages of color photos.
Jason Evert has spoken about the Catholic Faith to more than one million people on six continents, and is the author of more than a dozen books, including Pure Faith, Theology of the Body for Teens, and How to Find Your Soulmate without Losing Your Soul. He and his wife Crystalina run the website chastityproject.com and live in Colorado with their children.
Praise for Saint John Paul the Great:
"Jason Evert offers readers an insightful, popular introduction to St. John Paul's life and loves."
- George Weigel, Author, Witness to Hope
“Jason Evert has synthesized the life and teachingof Pope John Paul II around the motives that marka saint’s life: what great loves moved him to be thewitness to the Gospel, the apostle to the modernworld, a mystic who was also philosopher and pastor?Reading this book, those who knew him willfind themselves smiling and nodding; those whonever met him will come to know him.”
- Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago
"Amid the great array of John Paul bios, this one stands out because of the evident love the author has for his subject. In this telling, love draws out new riches and makes a familiar story fresh and new."
- Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, Bestselling author, 33 Days to Morning Glory and Consoling the Heart of Jesus