"Gift and Mystery: in the Fiftieth Anniversary of My Priestly Ordination" by Pope John Paul II (Doubleday. 114 pages. $19.95). Singularly stimulating at this season, this succinct, simple, direct recounting of one of the pre-eminent spiritual adventures of the century is as informative as it is moving.
As much for unbelievers as for loyal Roman Catholics. Confrontations with the Nazi occupation of Poland and then with more than a generation of communist totalitarianism are backdrops for the emergence of John Paul II's compelling view of the next millennium.
Pub Date: 12/08/96