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.
The stories are so powerful and moving about Jesus’ life. The visions and the detailed explanations afterwards are purifying in the hearing of them. I have read these books before, but having them read to me on audio is an even more delightful experience. What perfect timing to find them right before Christmas!
What did you love best about The Gospel as Revealed to Me: Volume 3?
These books are soul-opening. Who would have ever thought we would get to hear the Sermon of the Mount in its entirety? Each story in this book (and the other volumes) is a window into the life of Jesus where before there was only a keyhole.
What other book might you compare The Gospel as Revealed to Me: Volume 3 to and why?
The Bible...but way expanded
Which scene was your favorite?
Mary's recollection of the birth of Jesus
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
The whole story
Any additional comments?
These books have changed my life--so glad they're now on audio!