Book Review: – The Pope and I – by Jerzy Kluger

Here is my review of the book The Pope and I at Our Sunday Visitor.  It’s an account of lifelong friendship with Karol Wojtyla, better known as Pope John Paul II, and Jerzy Kluger, a Polish Jewish engineer who, even when he’s influencing international policy and Church and state relations, can’t stop talking about food.

If you are thinking of buying this book (or any other item from Amazon!), I would appreciate it if you would do so through this link:

The Pope and I:  How the Lifelong Friendship between a Polish Jew and John Paul II Advanced Jewish-Christian Relations

I get a small percentage of sales through Amazon if you click through from my blog.  Unless maybe you want the little Fishers to have to have another Imagination Christmas this year.  Heh.  No, but really, I know it’s an inconvenience, so I appreciate it when people use my links!  Thank you.

Oh, and Brandon Vogt is on the job with the social media meme!  Love it.



  1. this looks good! I’ll definitely use your link in a few (weeks? months? facepalm) when we get paid and can buy it. So that will me be me, out of the blue, ordering it.

    • I will be honest with you, I thought it could have been better than it was. Some parts really dragged, but I wasn’t sure if that was because of a problem with the book or because I’m really dumb and lazy about history.

  2. Here in Cleveland, our local Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is hosting an exhibit an exhibit about the Blessed John Paul II. So the appearance of this book at this time has a greater than merely coincidental quality about it, the kind of more than merely coincidental quality that impels to make purchases that it would be difficult to justify otherwise. When people raise an eyebrow at the mention of a Jewish museum hosting an exhibit about a pope, I tell them: “But he was a mensch of goy!” Oh, I must stop before I embarrass myself further.

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