This is a lot of 2 hardcover books:
Crossing the Threshold of Hope by His Holiness John Paul II
Pope John Paul II The Biography by Tad Szulc
Crossing the Threshold is published by Alfred A. Knopf, edited by Vittorio Messori, 1994. It has 244 pages and is in very good condition with light edgewear and light bumping at the ends of the spine. The pages are clean and tight. The dust jacket is in good condition with edgewear and light rubbing on the covers. There are 2 stains on the back cover as if someone set a coffee cup on it.
The Biography is published by Scribner, 1995 with a full numberline. It has 542 pages and is in very good condition. There is light rubbing around the edges and light bumping at the ends of the spine. There are 2 black marker lines (remainder marks) on the bottom edge. The pages are clean and tight. The dust jacket is in good condition with light edgewear and light scratching and rubbing on the covers. There are 2 small black marker splotches on the back cover.
The picture is a scan of the actual books you will receive.
Crossing the Threshold
Sixteen years into his papacy, and on the eve of the millennium, Pope John Paul II brings to an accessible level the great theological concerns of our lives. He goes to the heart of his personal beliefs and speaks with passion about the existence of God; about the dignity of man; about pain, suffering, and evil; about eternal life and the meaning of salvation; about hope; about the relationship of Christianity to other faiths and that of Catholicism to other branches of the Christian faith.
With the humility and generosity of spirit for which he is known, John Paul II speaks directly and forthrightly to all people. His message: “Be not afraid!”
Pope John Paul II the Biography
Is Pope John Paul II leading the Roman Catholic Church toward triumphal survival in the their millennium of the Christian era or is he presiding over one of its deepest crises in history? Is the world’s oldest organized religious institution at a dramatic crossroads?
These are the questions facing Roman Catholicism in this final phase of the long and extraordinary pontificate of the Polish pope, the spiritual head of nearly one billion believers and a world statesman of immense stature and influence, perhaps the greatest and most charismatic figure the Church has produced in the twentieth century.