The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich has become a classic in Catholic literature. Based on the mystic visions of the Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich (born 1774, died 1824 and beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2004), a German Augustinian nun from Dulmen, it focuses first on the ancestry of the Blessed Virgin Mary, then on her childhood and early life, next on her life with Jesus an St. Joseph at Nazareth - tough it does not include the Public Ministry of Christ. Thereafter, the narrative picks up following the Passion and Death of Our Lord.
Two other books based on the visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich cover the Public Life of Christ and His Passion and Death, namely, The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations (4 Volume Set) and The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ made famous by the movie The Passion of Christ. In both, mention of Our Lady during the Public Life is prominent.
Characteristic of all the writings from the visions and revelations of Anne Catherine Emmerich is a beautiful, holy aura that seems to surround and pervade everything she says. This book is filled with unusual, saintly descriptions that are not recorded in the Gospel story - descriptions that supplement and illustrate the Biblical narrative in a way that makes the actual Scripture passages truly come alive. This book will richly reward the you with insights you could never gain from any other source and is a book you will remember all your life.
|By:||Darin Humble (Tyler, TX, March 27, 2014)|
|Review:||A fantastic book! It is one of the reasons that I converted to Catholicism!|
|By:||Donna (Hagerstown, March 25, 2014)|
|Review:||After reading City of God I went to this book. I wish these books had been known to me 40 years ago! Mary is amazing. As a human she provides a real role model. As the mother of Jesus she teaches lessons for us all. This is an amazing read.|
|By:||love Theotokos (wichita kansas, February 29, 2012)|
|Review:||This book gives me a greater love and appreciation for our Mother. it has increased my devotion to Her. Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Engaging characters, Informative, Well Written|