The Divine Plan

November 6th, 2019 at 10:27:43 PM permalink
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Two world leaders, two assassination attempts only 7 weeks apart. They both see their survival as a sign from God that they are destined to change the world. The secret collaboration.

16. Oct. 1978 John Paul II begins papacy
20. Jan. 1981 Ronald Reagan innaugurated
30. Mar. 1981 Assassination attempt Ronald Reagan
13. May. 1981 Assassination attempt John Paul II
7. Jun. 1982 Audience I (RR first trip to Europe)
6. Jun. 1987 Audience II (RR 5th trip to Europe)

The documentary was in theaters for one day only.
November 6th, 2019 at 10:58:14 PM permalink
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Quote: Pacomartin
The documentary was in theaters for one day only.
Of course, no need for publicity since it was a divine plan those who mattered already knew of the movie. Any other two people nearly get killed at about this time?
One was a demented assassin who wanted a movie star to admire him and the other probably was equally demented.
November 9th, 2019 at 4:25:09 AM permalink
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Today when politics seems so petty, it is wonderful to think of two powerful men who thought they could profoundly change the world.

This movie/book tie-in is not the first time this author, Paul Kengor, has told this story. I count at least 7 previous books on similar subject.

The Reagan Presidency: Assessing the Man and His Legacy, with Peter Schweizer, et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005 ISBN 978-0-74-253415-5
God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Life. Harper Perennial, 2005. ISBN 978-0-06-057142-9
The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism. New York: Regan Books, 2006. ISBN 978-0-06-113690-0
The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan's Top Hand. with Patricia Clark Doerner. Ft. Collins, CO: Ignatius Press, 2007. ISBN 1-58617-183-6
11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative. Beaufort Books, 2014. ISBN 978-0-82-530699-0
Reagan's Legacy in a World Transformed, with Jeffrey L. Chidester, et al. Harvard University Press, 2015. ISBN 978-0-67-496769-4
A Pope and A President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century. ISI Books, 2017. ISBN 978-1-61-017143-4