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.
This reading brings the Gospel to life in a way that supports and enriches the New Testament. I was especially moved by the story of the transformation of Mary Magdalene. While listening, I felt overwhelmed by the presence of Jesus. I appreciated the peaceful tone and heartfelt sincerity of the narrator's voice which allowed the Spirit of God to flow through the words in each story. This recording will be an excellent Christmas gift for anyone on your list who loves Jesus.
Would you consider the audio edition of The Gospel as Revealed to Me: Volume 4 to be better than the print version?
The audio is much better. It really brings to life the story of Jesus and in an intimate way. As I'm listening, I'm taken to another place of hope and love and an experience of Jesus that is beyond words.
What did you like best about this story?
When Jesus speaks. The author's voice helps me feel His love.
Which scene was your favorite?
The scenes between Jesus and His Mother Mary are so tender and heartfelt.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Getting to know Jesus and each character has been life changing for me.
Any additional comments?
The story helps me feel Jesus in a way that is so detailed and personal. This book is truly a Godsend. I am so grateful to the author for dictating Jesus life. And the reader gives his heart to the words and takes me into Jesus's world with his love.