*** DEBUG START ***
*** DEBUG END ***
Important information: We are currently experiencing technical issues with the webiste and it is currently running with reduced functionality, some category pages may not contain a full list of articles and the search is not currently working. We apologise for the inconvenience and should have everything back to normal as soon as possible.

In God’s Hands by Pope St John Paul II

by
26 May 2017

“LET my personal notes be burned,” was Pope John Paul II’s instruction long before his death in 2005. It was not followed by Cardinal Dziwisz; and now Joanna Rzepa has trans­lated into English a papal journal (with the Cardinal’s preface) that, Archbishop George Stack suggests in his introduction, is the most privil­eged insight into a pope’s spiritu­ality since John XXIII’s Journal of a Soul. In God’s Hands: The spiritual diaries 1962-2003 by Pope St John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla (Collins, £25 (£22.50); 978-0-00-810105-3), is a 500-page hardback, illustrated with photos of some of the original pages. The contents, reverently tran­scribed, will be of most interest to Roman Catholics with a special devotion to this can­onised pope, and reinforce the impression of a single-minded quest to align his will with God’s as he perceived it to be.

Church Times Bookshop

Save money on books reviewed or featured in the Church Times. To get your reader discount:

> Click on the “Church Times Bookshop” link at the end of the review.

> Call 0845 017 6965 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm).

The reader discount is valid for two months after the review publication date. E&OE

Forthcoming Events

29 September 2020
Festival of Preaching
A one-day online version of our popular preaching festival. With Mark Oakley, Sam Wells and Anna Carter Florence.   Book tickets

 

19 October 2020
Creativity out of crisis: Hymns and worship webinar
In association with RSCM, this online event will explore creative uses music and liturgy in the context online and socially distanced worship.    Book tickets

The Church Times Archive

Read reports from issues stretching back to 1863, search for your parish or see if any of the clergy you know get a mention.

FREE for Church Times subscribers.

Explore the archive

Welcome to the Church Times

​To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read four articles for free each month. (You will need to register.)