Providing inspiration from the man whose advice and insights have touched the hearts of millions, this collection of quotations, poems, and prayers reveals Pope John Paul II in his many roles: as teacher, pastor, poet, leader, lover of all humanity, and follower of Christ. In this book, the pope addresses everything from the search for truth to the wonder of love, from the holiness of the family to the responsibilities of the priesthood, and from the miracle of life to the mystery of the Incarnation. His words reveal the compassion, joy, and wisdom born of his more than fifty years as a servant of God. Compiled from his pastoral letters, encyclicals, daily audiences, books, poems, favorite prayers, and homilies–including his addresses from his recent history-making visit to Cuba–the passages in this collection reveal Pope John Paul II’s undying faith and concern for the human spirit. They demonstrate why his message of faith transcends religious and political divides, and illustrate why he is one of history’s most beloved religious leaders.