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Crossing the Threshold of Hope Hardcover – 20 Oct 1994

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd; 1st Edition 1st Printing edition (20 Oct. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224040154
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224040150
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 11.6 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 574,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By James Gallen TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 20 Sept. 2003
Format: Hardcover
“Crossing The Threshold Of Hope” originated out of a planned televised interview of Pope John Paul II by an Italian journalist. When the Pope's schedule forced the cancellation of the interview the project seemed to have lapsed. A few months later the journalist was surprised when His Holiness provided written answers to the questions which had been posed, hence, this book.
In this book we read Pope John Paul II’s views on a variety of the issues which capture the imagination of the modern public. Among the topics covered are The Papacy, Prayer, and How the Pope Prays. He expounds on Jesus, His role as the Son of God, the existence of God and its proof and why God seems to be hiding. We listen at the feet of the Master as he explains the meaning of salvation, comments on the multitude of religions, evangelization and the future of the Church. The Pope’s enthusiasm for the young and his passion for human rights leap from the pages.
The reader of this book gets the kernel of John Paul II’s teaching condensed into a book which is readable and understandable to a broad range of the public. The message of this spokesman for Christ comes through clearly and forcefully. I cannot recommend this book too highly. Be Not afraid! Pick up and Read!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kurt Messick HALL OF FAME on 4 April 2005
Format: Hardcover
Pope John Paul II will be remembered in history for many things: as a world traveler, as the champion of the West over and against the Communist regimes of Europe, and as a theologian of skill and insight. Some of this insight is captured in this book, 'Crossing the Threshold of Hope', in which an Italian journalist, Vittorio Messori, quizzes the Pope on his theological, ecclesiological and biblical beliefs. Messori asks thoughtful, probing questions, and the Pope does not shrink from addressing hard questions.
One of the first questions in the book might well be summed up in a sense as 'who do you think you are?' Messori asks this with all its possible meanings; the Pope addresses the answers - does the Pope represent anything more than the remnant of powerful historical mythology, or is there something more? The Pope recasts the question, as he does occasionally in this text, seeking greater clarification. Rather than answering the question 'who do you think you are?', he changes it to 'why be afraid of who you are?' This is question that applies not simply to the Pope, but to all of us, as we stand before God as part of God's creation.
The portion of the text that deals with Mariology is particularly interesting, given Pope John Paul II's particular devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Here one gets some of the deepest of emotions from the Pope, as he talks about his spiritual life in both mystical and practical terms.
This is not a systematic theology; it is more a series of reflective responses to questions posed by someone outside formal theological tradition (although it is obvious that Messori's questions have theological depth).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Mathai on 10 April 2005
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I was absorbed by this book, having just read Memory and Identity. This book truly reflects on how the church can celebrate difference and still be united in its mission to the world. Truly Christ died for the world and it is in this spirit that the answers are made to the very vital questions that are asked. All religions have a place but Christ is the way to the Father through His sacrifice on the Cross which no other religious leader was called to do. It is this that marks Jesus as the way to salvation and He is the hope of the world. I think any christian or non christian will be challenged by this book and all divisions will fade away as the Truth is seen and received. I pray that with the passing of the Pope that his writings will have a more powerful place in leading other's in the way of Truth.
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