Book Review: Saint John Paul The Great ~ Jason Evert

Saint John Paul The Great; His Five Loves Book Cover Saint John Paul The Great; His Five Loves
Jason Evert
Totus Tuus Press
6 March 2014

A French novelist once wrote, “Tell me what you love, and I will tell you who you are.” Although there are countless ways to study Saint John Paul the Great, the most direct route is by entering the man’s heart.

Discover the five greatest loves of Saint John Paul II, through remarkable unpublished stories about him from bishops, priests who organized his papal pilgrimages, his students in Poland, Swiss Guards, and others. Mining through a mountain of papal resources, Jason Evert has uncovered the gems and now presents the Church a treasure chest brimming with the jewels of the saint’s life.

When I first started reading this book all I could say was ‘what a man!’ Knowing very little about the life of Karol Wojtyla, I was shocked and moved by the incredibly hard life he led from such a young age. Through all his trials his faith only grew deeper. I was struck by the incredible relationship he had with the Holy Spirit, the Virgin Mary and above all the impact he had on the people he encountered.

What I love about this book is not only did Evert capture some beautiful untold stories of the saint he also captured the essence of his five loves (Young People, Human Love, The Blessed Sacrament, The Virgin Mary, and The Cross). Evert goes quite deep, allowing the readers to get inside and to truly understand why John Paul had these five loves. In doing so he creates a road map for Catholic readers to deepen their faith and illustrates the necessity of these five being the loves of all Catholics today.

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About the Author: Mother of 4 beautiful girls and a beautiful boy. Founder of the website and dedicated stay-at-home-mum. "My inspiration for the website was to create a platform for Catholic Mums to be able to connect with each other for support and to facilitate growth. I wanted a safe place to share thoughts on different family issues, with an underlying Catholic value system."

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