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Now, you can get to know the man behind the papacy and appreciate his remarkable achievements. John Paul II For Dummies is a friendly, plain-English guide to the life and legacy of one of the world's most beloved religious leaders. You'll discover:
Part I: Getting to Know John Paul II.
Chapter 1: John Paul II: A Man for All Seasons.
Chapter 2: Looking at the Landscape of JP2’s Life.
Chapter 3: Discovering the Man Who Would Be Pope.
Chapter 4: Identifying Early Influences in John Paul II’s Life.
Chapter 5: Building the Foundation of His Thinking and Reasoning.
Part II: Continuing the Legacy of Others and the Traditions of the Church.
Chapter 6: Tracing John Paul II’s Career.
Chapter 7: Continuing the Council: Understanding Vatican II.
Chapter 8: Holding the Line: Reinforcing Church Values, Teachings, and Traditions.
Chapter 9: Defending a Civilization of Life versus a Culture of Death.
Part III: Putting His Unique Stamp on the Papacy.
Chapter 10: Keeping Up to Date: Moving the Catholic Church into the Modern Era.
Chapter 11: Internationalizing the Church: Making It “Catholic.”
Chapter 12: Building Bridges: Reaching Out to Other Religions.
Chapter 13: Slaying the Dragon: Helping to Defeat the Evil Empire.
Chapter 14: Sanctifying the Saints and Saintly of the World.
Chapter 15: Giving Hope to the Young: World Youth Day.
Part IV: Embracing Modernity and Looking to the Future.
Chapter 16: The Epic Visits of a Traveling Pope.
Chapter 17: A Media-Savvy Pope.
Chapter 18: Exploring Sainthood.
Chapter 19: Concerning the Future of the Papacy.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten (Or So) Reasons That Pope John Paul II Was Truly the “People’s Pope.”
Chapter 21: Ten Fun Facts about Pope John Paul II.
Chapter 22: Ten Important Papal Encyclicals of John Paul II.
Chapter 23: Ten Notable Beatifications and Canonizations of Pope John Paul II.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: A Brief Chronology of Pope John Paul II’s Life and Times.
Appendix B: Travel Itinerary for John Paul II’s Papacy.