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  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015; Sister Mary Lucy, DEF; Columbus Ohio
    Dear JD:

    My name is Sister Mary Lucy. You graciously gave me a copy of your book "Drafted To Serve." I just finished reading it this morning and I wanted to tell you that it was a FANTASTIC read. What a super, super story! I "lived" with you every pain, inconvenience, disappointment and concern. I knew it was going to have a happy ending, because when I had met you at the Chicago get-together, you were all smiles.

    What you experienced was absolutely, positively a direct miracle from God! How is it possible that one could give so much away, and wind up with the same amount and plus? The miracle of the loaves and fish found the Apostles gathering the "left overs!" They had more left than with what they had started. Yours was a TRUE modern day miracle!

    Reading the last words of your book, I just had to sit awhile...allowing myself to be amazed, awestruck, and grateful to God for Him being so aware of his children's needs and so capable of taking care of everything.

    Thank you for writing the book because thereby you give glory to God in witnessing His Presence and Providence in our modern day.

    Thank you, also, for giving me a copy of it. I would highly recommend it to the world as a wonderful and inspiring read.

    Thank you, too, for letting the readers know the results of the big financial crisis you were involved in and most likely why Michael Jackson reneged on the concert appearance.

    Be assured of my daily prayers for you, your family, and your future endeavors.

    Sister Mary Lucy, DEF
  • Thursday, December 25, 2014; Grace; Meadville, PA
    Thanks for the book. It was very interesting, I couldn’t put it down, finished it the second day. Glad to see your family included, it made it more personal, more human, and more touching. What a great story.
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014; Darlene Holley; Queensland Australia
    Drafted to Serve was a wonderful book about Pope John Paul II. I was thrilled to be able to read about the events and miracles that happened with the world youth day event in Denver, Co when the pope was there. He was an amazing man and I want to thank the author for sharing these experiences with the rest of the world. If you love Pope John Paul II and believe that miracles do happen then this will be a great book for you to read!
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014; Paulette Carvalho; Long Beach CA
    This was a fast paced and interesting account of an important world event.The outcome was quite amazing.
  • Monday, October 20, 2014; Steve Koob; Dayton OH
    Drafted . . . is a book about miracles–not the typical physical healing miracles that drive the canonization process. No, these”miracles” COULD be degraded to mere “coincidences” were they not so astonishing... JD was quite regularly in hopeless situations, praying for JP II for help–and getting it.

    So impressed with the story I invited JD to be on my radio show - the interview can be heard at:
    http://radiomaria.us/august-12-2014-6/

    Steve K


  • Saturday, September 27, 2014; GoodReads: Pat; NJ
    I received a free copy of this book through "The Good Reads First Reads Giveaway".

    "Drafted to Serve" is an intriguing read. It is informative and befuddling at first. But then, the reader feels compelled to continue and reach, what to me, was an emotional ending. The author is sincere and the ending is "unbelievable" except to those who accept the possibility of miracles.

    My family is very fond of Pope John Paul and we are drawn to this book. "Drafted to Serve" will be enjoyed and shared by all.

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014; Paul Gana; Denver
    Did I enjoy the story? Yes I did. My favorite parts? That is tough to narrow down, but I can say that negotiating with Michael Jackson and Sinatra, and all their silly demands. Also the discovery of the Lemonade stand in the middle of the Police command post
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014; Mamta Madhavan ; Chicago, IL
    Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

    Drafted To Serve: Pope John Paul II A Saint Making Miracles Happen by JD is a book with a powerful message. The author takes you along with him on the journey of his participation in all the activities that took place in his home town in 1993 when the Pope visited. Many events in this book can be looked upon as miracles and the author tells readers that if they ask for a miracle, it does happen. It also gives readers a positive feeling that miracles can happen in their lives too. Author JD reiterates the fact that God is always present in our lives. Join the author in his story where the Pope makes miracles happen.

    The narrative style in the book makes readers feel that they are actually there witnessing the adventures and stories told by the author. The stories are descriptive, making them vivid and clear while one is reading. The author's experiences are indeed positive and uplifting; they lift the spirits of readers, giving them hope and joy. He tells readers that if they give an emergency call to God with hope and faith, He will definitely help. I found the book and the author's stories and adventures very fast paced and exciting. I am sure the second part will also be equally motivational and inspirational. The author leaves it to readers to interpret and decide for themselves if they find miracles in the stories or not.





  • Saturday, July 19, 2014; NancyL; Burbank, CA
    June 30, 2014
    By NancyL
    Once started you can't put the book down, I ...,

    Once started you can't put the book down, I could see someone making this a movie. Joe pulls you in to his journey and you can't wait to see what happens next. You never know when God will bring a miracle into your life.

    This review is from Amazon: Drafted To Serve: Pope John Paul II A Saint Making Miracles Happen A True Story (Part 1 The Pope Is Coming!) (Kindle Edition)

  • Saturday, July 19, 2014; MarcD; Okla City, OK
    5.0 out of 5 stars Eye Opener!, July 7, 2014

    MarcD

    This book tells an amazing story with some very powerful messages. Throughout the book the author is able to put mental images in your head as if you were right beside him on this exciting adventure. This book will leave you wanting more and thinking what if??? I would highly recommend this book and cannot wait to read part two and see what is in store for JD.

    This review is from: Drafted To Serve: Pope John Paul II A Saint Making Miracles Happen A True Story (Part 1 The Pope Is Coming!) (Kindle Edition)

    http://www.amazon.com/Drafted-To-Serve-Making-Miracles-ebook/product-reviews/B00KSY7M4K/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
  • Saturday, May 24, 2014; Charles M.; Aurora, CO
    An excellent read. It would not be surprising to see this book make the New York Times Best Seller list.
  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014; Mike O.; Las Vegas, NV
    I started reading this morning and then I couldn’t put it down.. finished it this afternoon … let’s make it into a movie…
    Mike, – Executive Producer
  • Thursday, May 08, 2014; Lee Ann R.; NYC, NY
    The content does indeed capture the reader. I was doing the happy dance, singing, "This is why I became an editor!" and my own dog looked up at me like, lady, what are you doing? I was certainly pulled into the story, and couldn't wait to read more.
    Book Editor (20+Years), Lee Ann R. –
  • Saturday, May 03, 2014; Barbara C.; Longmont, CO
    This book is a heartwarming read, funny, and hits the mark.
    Book Editor (35+Years)
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014; J. Tea; London
    This is a hard one for me to rate because of the unique nature of the story and the way it is told. I would rate it a 4 1/2 for the sincerity and personal touch that the author exhibits. For the unusual nature of the writing itself, and that is not a put down but an acknowledgement of the effort put into something that is clearly of tremendous significance, I would rate it 3 1/2. I only point that out so that you can be prepared for the effort it can take to get into this story. It can be a put off to some people when they read "snugger" and "snugger lover" in the writing of something that can read like a journal at times. That was a challenge for me at first but once it became apparent how personal this story was, and what magnitude the events themselves carried, it became more like listening to someone tell a story of the most important event in their life. The author does a good job of including photos of items that support the veracity of the events recorded. At the end of the day it still comes down to faith. Faith in the possibility that miracles can still take place in our world, and faith that the author is being truthful in what he is portraying in this book. I do think that the most important point being made is that we have to be open and observant to the world around us and take miracles for what they are, no matter how small or unusual.
    My rating includes factoring in an "A" for effort. With that figured in I will give this a 4 star rating, and highly recommend you read it and make up your own mind. A sincere and noble effort.
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014; Readers Favorite editorial review by Faridah Nassozi ; Uganda
    Drafted To Serve: Pope John Paul II A Saint - Making Miracles Happen, by Joseph Daniluk, is a narration of the miraculous events leading to, during and after Pope John Paul 's visit to Denver, Colorado, USA and how these events touched and changed the lives of ordinary folks who decided to serve during the visit. After hearing about the Pope's intended visit to Denver for World Youth Day, two old time partners met up to discuss how they could earn some income out of the opportunities presented by the papal visit. Little did they know that this was going to be the best decision they ever made, a decision that would change their lives forever, not just financially, but spiritually. In his book Drafted To Serve, Joseph Daniluk, gives a detailed account of this miraculous journey.

    Drafted To Serve is an inspiring true story from a man whose life was so incredibly touched and completely changed by the Pope's visit. Joseph Daniluk’s obvious admiration for and belief in the Pope and his work in serving humanity is very apparent throughout the book. Reading this book reminded me of when the Pope visited my country, Uganda, Africa in February 1993. I was only 13 years old at the time, but I can vividly remember the near hysterical feeling and mood of jubilation that engulfed the entire country from the time his visit was announced. This goes to show how deeply His Holiness Pope John Paul II touched the lives of ordinary people wherever he went.
5 Star Reviews
  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015; Sister Mary Lucy, DEF; Columbus Ohio
    Dear JD:

    My name is Sister Mary Lucy. You graciously gave me a copy of your book "Drafted To Serve." I just finished reading it this morning and I wanted to tell you that it was a FANTASTIC read. What a super, super story! I "lived" with you every pain, inconvenience, disappointment and concern. I knew it was going to have a happy ending, because when I had met you at the Chicago get-together, you were all smiles.

    What you experienced was absolutely, positively a direct miracle from God! How is it possible that one could give so much away, and wind up with the same amount and plus? The miracle of the loaves and fish found the Apostles gathering the "left overs!" They had more left than with what they had started. Yours was a TRUE modern day miracle!

    Reading the last words of your book, I just had to sit awhile...allowing myself to be amazed, awestruck, and grateful to God for Him being so aware of his children's needs and so capable of taking care of everything.

    Thank you for writing the book because thereby you give glory to God in witnessing His Presence and Providence in our modern day.

    Thank you, also, for giving me a copy of it. I would highly recommend it to the world as a wonderful and inspiring read.

    Thank you, too, for letting the readers know the results of the big financial crisis you were involved in and most likely why Michael Jackson reneged on the concert appearance.

    Be assured of my daily prayers for you, your family, and your future endeavors.

    Sister Mary Lucy, DEF
  • Thursday, December 25, 2014; Grace; Meadville, PA
    Thanks for the book. It was very interesting, I couldn’t put it down, finished it the second day. Glad to see your family included, it made it more personal, more human, and more touching. What a great story.
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014; Darlene Holley; Queensland Australia
    Drafted to Serve was a wonderful book about Pope John Paul II. I was thrilled to be able to read about the events and miracles that happened with the world youth day event in Denver, Co when the pope was there. He was an amazing man and I want to thank the author for sharing these experiences with the rest of the world. If you love Pope John Paul II and believe that miracles do happen then this will be a great book for you to read!
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014; Paulette Carvalho; Long Beach CA
    This was a fast paced and interesting account of an important world event.The outcome was quite amazing.
  • Monday, October 20, 2014; Steve Koob; Dayton OH
    Drafted . . . is a book about miracles–not the typical physical healing miracles that drive the canonization process. No, these”miracles” COULD be degraded to mere “coincidences” were they not so astonishing... JD was quite regularly in hopeless situations, praying for JP II for help–and getting it.

    So impressed with the story I invited JD to be on my radio show - the interview can be heard at:
    http://radiomaria.us/august-12-2014-6/

    Steve K


  • Saturday, September 27, 2014; GoodReads: Pat; NJ
    I received a free copy of this book through "The Good Reads First Reads Giveaway".

    "Drafted to Serve" is an intriguing read. It is informative and befuddling at first. But then, the reader feels compelled to continue and reach, what to me, was an emotional ending. The author is sincere and the ending is "unbelievable" except to those who accept the possibility of miracles.

    My family is very fond of Pope John Paul and we are drawn to this book. "Drafted to Serve" will be enjoyed and shared by all.

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014; Paul Gana; Denver
    Did I enjoy the story? Yes I did. My favorite parts? That is tough to narrow down, but I can say that negotiating with Michael Jackson and Sinatra, and all their silly demands. Also the discovery of the Lemonade stand in the middle of the Police command post
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014; Mamta Madhavan ; Chicago, IL
    Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

    Drafted To Serve: Pope John Paul II A Saint Making Miracles Happen by JD is a book with a powerful message. The author takes you along with him on the journey of his participation in all the activities that took place in his home town in 1993 when the Pope visited. Many events in this book can be looked upon as miracles and the author tells readers that if they ask for a miracle, it does happen. It also gives readers a positive feeling that miracles can happen in their lives too. Author JD reiterates the fact that God is always present in our lives. Join the author in his story where the Pope makes miracles happen.

    The narrative style in the book makes readers feel that they are actually there witnessing the adventures and stories told by the author. The stories are descriptive, making them vivid and clear while one is reading. The author's experiences are indeed positive and uplifting; they lift the spirits of readers, giving them hope and joy. He tells readers that if they give an emergency call to God with hope and faith, He will definitely help. I found the book and the author's stories and adventures very fast paced and exciting. I am sure the second part will also be equally motivational and inspirational. The author leaves it to readers to interpret and decide for themselves if they find miracles in the stories or not.





  • Saturday, July 19, 2014; NancyL; Burbank, CA
    June 30, 2014
    By NancyL
    Once started you can't put the book down, I ...,

    Once started you can't put the book down, I could see someone making this a movie. Joe pulls you in to his journey and you can't wait to see what happens next. You never know when God will bring a miracle into your life.

    This review is from Amazon: Drafted To Serve: Pope John Paul II A Saint Making Miracles Happen A True Story (Part 1 The Pope Is Coming!) (Kindle Edition)

  • Saturday, July 19, 2014; MarcD; Okla City, OK
    5.0 out of 5 stars Eye Opener!, July 7, 2014

    MarcD

    This book tells an amazing story with some very powerful messages. Throughout the book the author is able to put mental images in your head as if you were right beside him on this exciting adventure. This book will leave you wanting more and thinking what if??? I would highly recommend this book and cannot wait to read part two and see what is in store for JD.

    This review is from: Drafted To Serve: Pope John Paul II A Saint Making Miracles Happen A True Story (Part 1 The Pope Is Coming!) (Kindle Edition)

    http://www.amazon.com/Drafted-To-Serve-Making-Miracles-ebook/product-reviews/B00KSY7M4K/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
  • Saturday, May 24, 2014; Charles M.; Aurora, CO
    An excellent read. It would not be surprising to see this book make the New York Times Best Seller list.
  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014; Mike O.; Las Vegas, NV
    I started reading this morning and then I couldn’t put it down.. finished it this afternoon … let’s make it into a movie…
    Mike, – Executive Producer
  • Thursday, May 08, 2014; Lee Ann R.; NYC, NY
    The content does indeed capture the reader. I was doing the happy dance, singing, "This is why I became an editor!" and my own dog looked up at me like, lady, what are you doing? I was certainly pulled into the story, and couldn't wait to read more.
    Book Editor (20+Years), Lee Ann R. –
  • Saturday, May 03, 2014; Barbara C.; Longmont, CO
    This book is a heartwarming read, funny, and hits the mark.
    Book Editor (35+Years)
4 Star Reviews
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014; J. Tea; London
    This is a hard one for me to rate because of the unique nature of the story and the way it is told. I would rate it a 4 1/2 for the sincerity and personal touch that the author exhibits. For the unusual nature of the writing itself, and that is not a put down but an acknowledgement of the effort put into something that is clearly of tremendous significance, I would rate it 3 1/2. I only point that out so that you can be prepared for the effort it can take to get into this story. It can be a put off to some people when they read "snugger" and "snugger lover" in the writing of something that can read like a journal at times. That was a challenge for me at first but once it became apparent how personal this story was, and what magnitude the events themselves carried, it became more like listening to someone tell a story of the most important event in their life. The author does a good job of including photos of items that support the veracity of the events recorded. At the end of the day it still comes down to faith. Faith in the possibility that miracles can still take place in our world, and faith that the author is being truthful in what he is portraying in this book. I do think that the most important point being made is that we have to be open and observant to the world around us and take miracles for what they are, no matter how small or unusual.
    My rating includes factoring in an "A" for effort. With that figured in I will give this a 4 star rating, and highly recommend you read it and make up your own mind. A sincere and noble effort.
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014; Readers Favorite editorial review by Faridah Nassozi ; Uganda
    Drafted To Serve: Pope John Paul II A Saint - Making Miracles Happen, by Joseph Daniluk, is a narration of the miraculous events leading to, during and after Pope John Paul 's visit to Denver, Colorado, USA and how these events touched and changed the lives of ordinary folks who decided to serve during the visit. After hearing about the Pope's intended visit to Denver for World Youth Day, two old time partners met up to discuss how they could earn some income out of the opportunities presented by the papal visit. Little did they know that this was going to be the best decision they ever made, a decision that would change their lives forever, not just financially, but spiritually. In his book Drafted To Serve, Joseph Daniluk, gives a detailed account of this miraculous journey.

    Drafted To Serve is an inspiring true story from a man whose life was so incredibly touched and completely changed by the Pope's visit. Joseph Daniluk’s obvious admiration for and belief in the Pope and his work in serving humanity is very apparent throughout the book. Reading this book reminded me of when the Pope visited my country, Uganda, Africa in February 1993. I was only 13 years old at the time, but I can vividly remember the near hysterical feeling and mood of jubilation that engulfed the entire country from the time his visit was announced. This goes to show how deeply His Holiness Pope John Paul II touched the lives of ordinary people wherever he went.
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