This Image Books edition features a biographical portrait of Pope John by his personal secretary, Monsignor Loris Capovilla. It also includes several of his most moving prayers, sixty brief thoughts and aphorisms, his "Rules for the Ascetic Life," many of his letters, even his last will and testament. Christians everywhere will welcome the reissue of "one of the most original, interesting, and inspiring revelations of intimate personal experiences ever written," which "ranks well with the classic spiritual autobiographies" ("Critic").
Journal of a Soul, the first ever such work from a Roman pontiff, opens new windows onto the soul of the man himself.
"Indispensable for those who would understand the mind which originated the updating of the Roman Catholic Church." --"The New York Times Book Review"