Discover the five great loves of St. John Paul II
through remarkable unpublished stories on
him from bishops, priests, students, Swiss Guards,
and others. Mining through a mountain of papal
resources, Jason Evert has uncovered these many
gems, offering a treasure chest brimming with the
jewels of the saint’s life. After a brief overview of
John Paul’s life, Evert explores in depth his five
great loves: Young People, Human Love, The
Eucharist, Our Lady, The Cross.
This work is intended to be catechetical, inspiring,
and evangelical. By looking at what he loved
and why, the goal is to help readers learn more
about key aspects John Paul’s life and teachings,
including Theology of the Body, Divine Mercy,
Total Consecration, Eucharistic adoration, and
Woven throughout the book is an assortment
of intriguing stories and facts that most Catholics
don’t know about the saint, such as:
- How the communists actually selected him
- How a priest stabbed him in Fatima, yet he
continued with the liturgy
- How one of Osama Bin Laden’s “best men”
nearly murdered him in the Philippines
- How he had conversations with the Virgin
Rekindle your own faith by learning what captivated
the heart of this great saint. Includes 8 pages of color photos.
Jason Evert has spoken about the Catholic Faith to more than one million people on six continents, and is the author of more than a dozen books, including Pure Faith, Theology of the Body for Teens, and How to Find Your Soulmate without Losing Your Soul. He and his wife Crystalina run the website chastityproject.com and live in Colorado with their children.
Praise for Saint John Paul the Great:
"Jason Evert offers readers an insightful, popular introduction to St. John Paul's life and loves."
- George Weigel, Author, Witness to Hope
“Jason Evert has synthesized the life and teaching
of Pope John Paul II around the motives that mark
a saint’s life: what great loves moved him to be the
witness to the Gospel, the apostle to the modern
world, a mystic who was also philosopher and pastor?
Reading this book, those who knew him will
find themselves smiling and nodding; those who
never met him will come to know him.”
- Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago
"Amid the great array of John Paul bios, this one stands out because of the evident love the author has for his subject. In this telling, love draws out new riches and makes a familiar story fresh and new."
- Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, Bestselling author, 33 Days to Morning Glory and Consoling the Heart of Jesus