"Gennaro Preziuso's Life of Padre Pio is a recently published biography of the renowned Capuchin priest, stigmatist, and confessor. Preziuso's story is made more authentic by his access to the Italian monk's own diary and to the sworn testimony of those who lived with Padre Pio and those who knew him. The author combines a scholar's love for accuracy with a storyteller's instinct for the human details that make his subject accessible to readers. The result is a biography that is at once informative and entertaining." --Clare Boehmer, ASC in Review for Religious, July-August 2000
"The Life of Padre Pio (Between the Altar and the Confessional), by Journalist and Cause Advocate, Gennaro Preziuso, translated and edited by Fr. Jordan Aumann, O.P., is a thorough biography concentrating on the subject's ministry, described as literally "between the altar and the confessional." The book gives particular emphasis to the "apostolate of the confessional." Sources include Padre Pio's diary, correspondence, and sworn testimony of close associates. Includes reference to information often glossed over, e.g., Padre Pio's great love for Scripture and the proclamation of God's Holy Word. With Chronology and select reading list." --Crux of the News, February 7, 2000.