Monday, May 16, 2011

Book Review: Listening to God with Blessed John Paul II

Our Sunday Visitor has a nice series of little books called Listening to God.  Each of these books focuses on a different saint or blessed of the Church.  Previously I have reviewed Listening to God with Mother Teresa. I recently had the opportunity to read a new book in this series, Listening to God with Blessed John Paul II which was compiled by Amy Welborn.  Just like the Mother Teresa book in this series, the Blessed John Paul II book did not disappoint.

This book is separated into a collection of one hundred quotes from Blessed John Paul II and a related piece of scripture that will inspire the reader.  Each of these quotes and it's related scripture only covers a single page in the book.  This is a book that will best serve the reader when read one quote at a time.  It's really not a book which you can read in an afternoon and fully absorb all the wisdom which it has to offer. You could really take this book one quote a day (use the table of contents and find a topic that speaks to you at the moment) and spend the rest of the day pondering what it has to offer.

No matter what your station in life may be, this book will surely have something in it which will resonate with you and help lead you to a deeper relationship with God.  The quotes, which are taken from various homilies, addresses, General Audiences, and writings, serve a wide range of audiences.  This book is a nice treasure trove of inspiration.

This book was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company.  Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Listening to God with Blessed John Paul II.  They are also a great source for a Catechism of the Catholic Church or a Catholic Bible.

I was provided with a complimentary review copy of this book by The Catholic Company in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Karen, thanks for the book review on Listening to God with Blessed John Paul II. I hadn't heard of this series before. I'm currently reading (and struggling with it) a book recommended by Dr. Scott Hahn and it's called Faith of our Fathers. It's so much info that I can only read it in doses. Have you read this one?


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