The Gospel as Revealed to Me (formerly "The Poem of the Man-God") is the title of the new edition of Maria Valtorta's main work. The new English edition is similar to the original Italian both for the title and for the subdivision in 10 volumes. It narrates the birth and childhood of the Virgin Mary and her Son Jesus; the three years of Jesus' public life (forming the largest section); his passion, death, resurrection, and ascension; the beginnings of the Church; and the assumption of Mary.
In lofty literary style, the work describes landscapes, environments, people, and events with the vividness of graphic depiction. It presents characters and situations with introspective insight and sets forth moments of joy or drama with the feeling of someone really taking part in them.
It provides information on the characteristics of settings, customs, rites, and cultures with convincing detail. By way of a gripping account of the Redeemer's earthly life, especially through discourse and dialogue, the work sheds light upon the whole doctrine of Christianity in keeping with Catholic orthodoxy.
If you could sum up The Gospel as Revealed to Me: Volume 9 in three words, what would they be?
Way, Truth, Life
What other book might you compare The Gospel as Revealed to Me: Volume 9 to and why?
This book is like an extended Bible, it all has the words of Jesus, but with a depth and richness that allows you to enter into the story.
What does Father Peter Bowes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Father Peter Bowes has clear voice and energy that allows you to feel the Word move through him in a graceful way.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I like to listen to it throughout the day as it is grounding and peaceful. Though I would want to hear it in one sitting, one could not take in all of the depth of it in one day.
Any additional comments?
This series of books has brought me closer to Jesus as no other book I have ever read.
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I'm in awe of these books. It's incredible that after 2,000 years, we get to read lifelike accounts of events like the Last Supper and all the happenings leading up to it. Such a gift.