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Id know John Paul was an active outdoor person that liked skiing and kayaking but I did not know he was an actor He used his acting during World War II before becoming a priest to help continue the Polish culture that the Third Reich was trying to extinguish He was Archbishop of Krakow and his best accomplishment to me is his Theology of the Body This theological document is ich in the dignity of the human person and what true love looks like between humans and between humans and God City of Saints would make a great travel guide of Poland at anytime and is perfect for the upcoming World Youth Day in 2016 I would ecommend eading it before you visit Poland studying the maps included and making a travel plan according to the book of sites to see Very interesting Learned a lot about Pope John Paul 2 and his hometown Because I m traveling to Krakow in the spring I wanted to ead a book that offered me some information about the city In this case the story of Krakow is largely background for a hagiography of John Paul II While the book fulfilled my purpose to some extent by offering background about important places in Krakow it is largely intended for devout Catholics who have an unuestioning belief in JPII s holiness I would not ecommend it for anyone like me a gay man lapsed who h I purchased the book after my trip to Krakow Poland After eading it I hope to travel to Poland again someday The childhood and life of John Paul II the Polish natives who have become saints and the geographical descriptions tell a ichly woven historical account of deep faith and love I have wanted to ead this book since I first heard it existed I will be going to Krak w in 2016 for World Youth Day and so I almost purchased this book the day before I saw it available on Blogging for BooksI have been slowly eading up on Krak w in preparation for World Youth Day which is coming up I have been attempting to learn about the history of Krak w both political and ecclesiastical This book definitely fits that billThis biography of Pope Saint John Paul II is told through the backdrop of the city of Krak w Poland s history is interwoven as historical places are discussed and of the early life of Karol Wojty a before he became the Bishop of Rome is discussedI eally enjoyed learning about all of the places in and around Krak w which I will likely be seeing this summer Really this book is a great preparation for anyone attending World Youth Day in Krak w in 2016I don t want to say too much about this book because I eally think that everyone should ead it It doesn t matter your eligious affiliation because this book is not just a Catholic book This book places the life of Pope Saint John Paul II into the history of Krak w the history of PolandI seriously ecommend this book to everyone as a means to better understand the Polish people and Polish existence during World War II and following It is such a good ead in that is places the biography of Karol Wojtiy a into the history of Krak w his cityI eceived this book for free from the publisher via Blogging for Books for eview consideration This in no way affects my opinion of the title nor the content of this eviewThis eview first appeared at Orandi et Legendi. A boy grew into a man priest a bishop and an apostle to the world”With stunning photographs by Stephen Weigel and notes on the city’s emarkable fabric by Carrie Gress City of Saints offers an in depth look at a man and a city that made an indelible impression on the life and thought of the Catholic Church and the 21st century wor.

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This is a wonderful book for Catholics traveling to Krakow and the surrounding egion who also want to follow in the footsteps of St John Paul II I started this book while I was in Krakow but I didn t get to visit 12 of the places mentionedresearched in this book so that If you e planning a trip to Krakow or any of the other cities from JPII s childhood let Weigel be your tour guide You almost want to ead it on the plane ide there to let it just sink into your pores and then make notes so that when you e there you can eference the book I wish I had this when I last went Please God I ll emember to get this for a future trip Living inside the biblical story and the story of salvation history That was the desire of Pope John Paul II according toNew York Times bestselling author George Weigel In City of Saints Weigel creates a beautiful spiritual and pictorial travelogue of Krakow the city where the twentieth century happened p 1Karol Wojtyla later Pope John Paul II moved to Krakow in 1938 and lived in Krakow for 40 years as a student actor laborer seminarian poet playwright sportsman member of the Nazi esistance priest and bishop Poland s soul had everything to do with Poland s survival in Karol Wojtyla s view Poland was a natural invasion oute a battlefield in waiting p 67 Sadly Krakow became that battlefield as Jews priests and university professors were shot or shipped by ail to Dachau or Auschwitz the first concentration camp in the areaThrough beautiful photographs eaders are transported to the heart of Poland and to the foundation of Pope John Paul II s storyKarol Wojtyla valued the intellectual mind labored in a uarry carried images of persecution and evil in his memory and perceived history as His story through lenses ground by biblical faith p 117Pope John Paul II was key to the collapse of the European communism Pope John Paul II spent Nine Days in Poland June 2 through June 10 1979 In those days he did not speak about politics economics or communism Instead he preached and taught a great lesson in national dignity and led a historic eclamation of national identity p 252 You are not who they say you are Permit me to emind you who you eally are Reclaim that identity own the truth of it and you will find tools of esistance they cannot match p 252History architecture art and photographs intersect spirituality in this book Weigel has even included a Polish Pronunciation guideI eceived a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books for my honest eview George Weigel is best known for his book Witness to Hope the definitive biography of the late Pope John Paul II He has written many other books including Letters to a Young Catholic and Evangelical Catholicism but the ones that always pull my interest are the ones on Pope John Paul II Today I am going to tell you about one such book City of Saints A Pilgrimage to John Paul II s KrakowCity of Saints is a travelogue through the city of Krakow by George Weigel his son and photographer Stephen Weigel and Dr Carrie Gress The book looks at the famous city through the lens of Pope John Paul II s life The book begins by briefly mentioning Pope John Paul II s initial entry into Krakow when he was oughly 18 The book In this beautifully illustrated spiritual travelogue New York Times bestselling author George Weigel leads eaders through the historic streets of Kraków Poland introducing one of the world’s great cities through the life of one of the most influential Catholic leaders of all time“To follow Karol Wojtyła through Kraków is to fo.

City of Saints ↠ EBOOK by George Weigel –

Hen flashes back to his childhood and time as a student Here we see the city of Wadowice the neighborhood of Debniki his time in the Jagiellonian University and how World War II not only shaped the country of Poland but was formative in the life of Pope John Paul II s life as well The other two sections discuss his time as priest bishop and pope It is in these sections that we see Wawel Castle St Florian s and Nowa HutaIt is always interesting to me to ead different perspectives on the life of Pope John Paul II because for a while he was the only pope I ever knew of George Weigel is one of the definitive experts on this saint and while he has already produced us two great works this one provides a uniue way of looking at his life I have never been to Poland maybe one day but the descriptions in the book paired with the photographs both color and black and white provide a vivid portrait of a city and a man so closely tied together Reading through the words in this book your mind was transported not only to Krakow but back in time at different points of Pope John Paul II s life This book was not only an interesting ead but it made me want to visit Poland all the If you are interested in travel Poland andor Weigel s book deftly combines the story of one of my heroes with the city we both love To visit Krak w is to learn about John Paul II I came to Krak w with a deep espect and admiration for the man I visited almost every spot Weigel mentions in his book I came to love Krak w Exploring the city and its connection to Father Karol deepened my affection for both I can t wait to explore Krak w again Against a preuel background to World Youth Day 2016 by a enowned author George Weigel is set the biography of a great saint I learned so much about St John Paul the II and I had not ead anything about his life story before this book The black and white photos are amazing surpassed only by the color photos in the center of the book taken by George Weigel s son Stephen Weigel while Carrie Gress has provided historical notes The book has an unusual format that is linked to maps and history with a personal story as a guide City of Saints makes me want to visit Poland and see the sites mentioned in the book The eader can better understand where St John Paul got his ideas of freedom from after being forged in Poland during World War II I never thought of Poland as a beautiful place or as a vacation destination But now I know so much about the history of Poland and its link to saints such as Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska Pope John Paul the II canonized her in the Jubilee year of 2000 He was esponsible for the feast of Divine Mercy Sunday He knew there was much healing needed in the world after World War II and the assaults to human dignity that were perpetrated George Weigel tells us in City of Saints that John Paul the II s esponse to the mystery of evil was to embrace the cross of Christ as a priest of the Catholic Church spending out his life in defense of the dignity of othersI would ecommend City of Saints for you to discover the life story of St John Paul II which is inspirational and this book takes you on a journey worth taking through the contemporary history of the Catholic Church I Llow an itinerary of sanctity while learning the story of a city” Weigel writes “Thus in what follows the story of Karol Wojtyła St John Paul II and the story of Kraków are interwoven in a chronological pilgrimage through the life of a saint that eveals at the same time the dramatic history and majestic culture of a city where.

American author and political and social activist Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center Weigel was the Founding President of the James Madison Foundation Each summer Weigel and several other Catholic intellectuals from the United States Poland and across Europe conduct the Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society in Krakow in which they and an assortment of