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  1. This is quite possibly the best book I've ever read. Insightful and detailed. If you have any questions about what it means to be a "true" Christian, or simply about love in general, this book is incredibly helpful. It teaches lessons about respect, humility, and compassion through clear and practical scenarios that are uniquely written. Abstract concepts are made practical, the gospels are brought to life. I've discovered so many tools to improve my life and work towards loving others more full [...]

  2. I can't say enough about how wonderful this book is and how it has changed my life. I recommend it to anyone who wants a better understanding of the Bible and to delve more deeply into the life of Jesus.

  3. Maria Valtorta is a bed ridden woman who claimed one day that she could hear voices, voices that would urge her to write them down on a piece of notebook. Later she realized that these voices came from God himself. Everyday she would write them down, often she claims that she herself doesn't understand what she has written. She herself proclaimed that she has not used any human sources. A lot of controversy surrounded around this book, for instant people would claim that she is just a sick woman [...]

  4. WOW! Best thing I ever read. Hands down. 5 volumes at about 1,000 pages each. Took me over a decade to read it as I read it in fits and spurts, but I'm ready to start all over again!

  5. One of the most extraordinary books I have ever read.I came to it after the visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich which I found deeply impressive;but Valtorta is equally impressive.This kind of literature defies conventional analysis.The claims it makes for itself are so far reaching that one has to make a very personal judgement as to whether the words are authentic.There is something in the 'heart' that tells one.Intellectually, there is nothing to suggest that there are dogmatic or historical cl [...]

  6. I've read and reread it. I think everyone who is interested in the subject of God (especially in the subject of Jesus Christ and Christianity) should read it. This book provides plenty of food for meditation.

  7. Controversial, but incredible re-telling of the Christ-story by a sickbed italian women. I think it was written in the 1950's. This is a self-revelation, and not part of Church teaching, but Maria had an incredible way of writing. Kind of like the Gospels meet Lord of the Rings.

  8. The greatest book ever written and that's saying something. Massive but every page is a thing of beauty as we learn about the background to the Gospels. Sadly it has been dismissed by religious 'experts' and by the Catholic Church which is not surprsing given that groups history over the past 50 years. Nothing in it deviates from the New Testament. It just adds colour and personality - you see Jesus as he really was. My favourite character though is Mary of Magdala a portrait which gives hope to [...]

  9. who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body Philippians 3.-21

  10. A lot of controversy about this book, as it is with any that has something about personal visions. Anyway, I find it very poetic and profound, compare to Gospel it stays very true and consistent. It's so beautifully written, showing great love that surrounded the Holy family. It's always amazing to see what love can do to human beings, in a way that transcends them into something more divine, so that something so evanescent like a human can be eternal.

  11. This book is writings of the life of Jesus by a 20th century visionary. Whether or not you think the visions are authentic, I do find them to present a great theology.

  12. This book cannot be reviewed. It is divine in nature and as with all important works, requires faith. It was easy to give Maria Valtorta my faith in this epic piece because the sheer detail coupled with the alignment to the gospels being hard to fault. But the true author of this work is the one who urges your audience to His way of life, love and the burden of the cross. His teachings captured in this text were beyond the limits of human imagination It did not feel like I was reading a bed ridd [...]

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