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Crossing the Threshold of Hope

This Is a Borzoi BookPublished by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Copyright © 1994 by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore. All rights reserved including the rights of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.Translation copyright © 1994 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. Distributed by Random House, Inc., New York. Published simultaneously in Italy as Varcare la Soglia della Speranza by Giovanni Paolo II with an introduction by Vittorio Messori. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., for permission to reprint scripture texts from the New American Bible with Revised New Testament and Revised Psalms, copyright © 1991, 1986, 1970 by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, D.C. 20017-1194. Reprinted by permission of the copyright owner. All rights reserved. isbn 0-679-76561-1lc 94-78675Manufactured in the United States of America Published October 5, 1994 First Paperback Edition Published September 1995