With the addition of John Paul's final encyclical, "Ecclesia de Eucharistia" ("The Church of the Eucharist"), what has been a popular book in its first two editions now becomes an indispensable reference. Joseph Donders has rendered John Paul II's complex thought into a form that non-theologians can appreciate. Whether for group study or individual reading, "John Paul II: The Encyclicals in Everyday Language" offers clergy, religious, and lay readers the opportunity to explore and understand John Paul's wide-ranging legacy to the Church.
Joseph G. Donders, is professor emeritus of mission and cross-cultural studies at the Washington Theological Union in Washington, DC. Having served for many years in Africa, Donders continues to lecture and teach worldwide.