Journal of a Soul Author:Pope John XXIII My sould is in these pages... Pope John XXIII captured the imagination and affection of the world. He was a man both great and good, whose profound faith, humility, and love for all men transcended the barriers of creed, nationality, and race. — A spiritual diary begun at age 14. — Journal of a Soul reveals the development of an extraordinary ma... more »n. It records a lifetime of private thoughts, reflections and yearnings--from the immaturity of adolescence through the seminary and priesthood...to the years of difficult assignments: as papal diplomat in Bulgaria, Turkey, and France; as Patriarch of Venice; and as Pontiff.
Never before has the world been able to look so deeply or so fully into the mind and heart of a pope as it is now privileged to know the inner life of Angelo Roncalli, the Ecumenical Pope.