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.
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There is nothing like being read to, especially when the message is inspiring. I am captivated by this detailed description of Mary and Jesus' births and early lives, and I find myself listening whenever I have the opportunity. Maria Valtorta writes with reverence for each of the players and what they experience, and I feel drawn into each scene through the respectful, understanding voice of Father Peter Bowes.
Serenity and peace in these readings
I own these books when they were called "Poem of the Man God." I don't have the time I want to spend with these readings so I'm so happy they are finally availabe in an audiobook format. There is a lot of depth and care to these stories and the reader seems to respect and get that. Beautiful!