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After a week of hearing ghostly noises, a man is visited in his home by the spirit of his mother, dead for three decades. She reproaches him for his dissolute life and begs him to have Masses said in her name. Then she lays her hand on his sleeve, leaving an indelible burn mark, and departs...

A Lutheran minister, no believer in purgatory, is the puzzled recipient of repeated visitations from "demons" who come to him seeking prayer, consolation, and refuge in his little German church. But pity for the poor spirits overcomes the man's skepticism, and he marvels at what kind of departed souls could belong to Christ and yet suffer still....

Hungry Souls recounts these stories and many other trustworthy, church-verified accounts of earthly visitations from the dead in purgatory. Included in this edition is a brief audio tour of the Museum of Purgatory in Rome, which contains relics of encounters with the Holy Souls: numerous evidences of handprints burned into clothing, books and artifacts - burn marks that cannot be explained by natural means or duplicated by artificial ones.

©2010 Gerard J. M. Van Den Aardweg (P)2018 TAN Books

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Finally!!

This is a title I have wanted in audio for a long long time. It is such a great book, and once you've read it (or listened to it), it remains as a constant reminder of the suffering souls who need our prayers. It also reminds us that we hope to some day be in their same position, having passed from Earth and in need of prayers for our purification before a Heavenly reward. The audio edition is better than hoped for, given that there are no photos of the Purgatory Museum artifacts. But the descriptions and backstories of the artifacts are presented in the full detail you find in the print edition (I recommend getting both). The narration is steady and treats the material with the gravity it merits. The stories and scenes in this book of the suffering souls who have appeared to the living can be chilling and inspiring all at the same time. I don't know of another book out there quite like this one. Perfect reflection material for Halloween/All Souls Day.

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