THE SECRET LIFE OF JOHN PAUL II
By Lino Zani
200 pages, $21.95
Saint Benedict Press, 2012
To order: saintbenedictpress.com
Ever since Blessed John Paul II’s death in 2005, many books have reported their authors’ encounters with the late Pope. The latest is a book of reflections by John Paul’s ski instructor.
The title contains a double meaning. On the one hand, Zani shares a largely unknown page of papal history: John Paul’s efforts to escape and enjoy his old sport, along with how those efforts bloomed into a friendship with a young skier and mountaineer.
But Zani also gives his interpretation of the spiritual significance behind John Paul’s 1984 trip to Italy’s Alps,...READ MORE