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How Reagan and John Paul II outsmarted the evil empire
It was indeed such an astonishing change that right up until it was happening few would have believed it possible. But untold? There have been plenty of other books, articles and videos about the collapse of the Soviet communist empire, including works that, as this one does, appropriately credit Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan for its demise. This book superbly captures and perfectly portrays the profound depth of the bond between John Paul II and Ronald Reagan. This is key.
Acclaimed scholar and bestselling author Paul Kengor changes that. In this fascinating book, he reveals a singular bond—which included a spiritual connection between the Catholic pope and the Protestant president—that drove the two men to confront what they knew to be the great evil of the twentieth century: Soviet communism. But their strikingly similar near-death experiences brought them close together—to Moscow's dismay. Based on Kengor's tireless archival digging and his unique access to Reagan insiders, the book reveals:. The Catholic reader, in particular, will find the heretofore-unknown fascination of Reagan with Fatima to be most captivating — especially in this centennial year of the apparitions. Peter Stravinskas , The Catholic Response.
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He asks: Is Faith at the heart of history? Well, take a breath or perhaps say a prayer. But how can a story so profound have gone unnoticed by the mainstream for so long? This new and revealing account of history shines much-needed light on this hidden mid-century moment. His intricate storylines include the prophetic vision of Lady Fatima, which in foretold the coming tragedy of communism.
The sounds of the bullets that pierced the afternoon air of Saint Peter's Square on May 13, , were an echo of a message that began resounding sixty-four years earlier, on May 13, The message was said to have come from Mary, the mother of Christ. Before we go any further, an explanation is in order. This book is a work of historical investigation, not a religious apologetic. Given that, it may seem odd to examine the role of the Virgin Mary in crucial events of the twentieth century.