Here is the story of John Paul as you have never seen him before - at play and at prayer in his beloved maintains. And here too is the story of a secret beneath the snow.
A secret bound inextricably to the great events of Fatima, that would touch John Paul at his core - and reveal his destiny as a pope who would change the world.
Pope John Paul II was an avid sportsman, a skilled skier, and a lover of the outdoors. That much is known. But the story of his secret trips to the mountains with a handful of his closest friends has long remained hidden - No longer.
In these pages, join John Pauls friend and mountain guide Lino Zani for a fascinating glimpse into the private life of historys most public pontiff. And discover the secret of the Italian mountain that drew the Fatima Pope to its slopes.
I still remember the moment I first saw his open, jovial face, that on-of-a-kind smile, the lively and luminous eyes that seemed that they might be laughing even more.
I should have understood already from that smile who he would truly become, what he would represent for me, for us, for everyone, for history.
For the first time in English, join Lino Zani, Blessed John Pauls friend and mountain guide, for a behind-the-scenes look at the pope away from the Vatican!
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Hard Cover. Size: 5 x 8, 190 pages