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Product Details

  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475146345
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475146349
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #851,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I could not put the book down and actually read it twice.
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She was, is and will be a perfect example of how to live in accordance with God's will.
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I really appreciate the detailed accounting of her visions.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Thomas M. Creaghan on January 21, 2009
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Very profound and enlightened view of the Blessed Virgin, her holy family and the events of Jesus birth . I was unable to put the book down, and read it in twelve hours. I would recomend this book highly to anyone of faith to read.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on July 24, 2013
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This paperback book is a deception to the real writings of Anne (not ANNA) Emmerich. I got this book assuming it was published by the same company as the HC and kindle book. But no, it is copied by Amazon, they change the author's first name, put a page in it that says it was published on July 13, 2013 - the day I ordered it, they don't put in a publisher or any information at all. While the content is the same as the original publication, they conveniently left out any documentation. The book came in magazine size instead of paper back book or trade back book size. It's fraudulent as far as I am concerned. If you want to read this book, my advice is this: buy an old version. The original book is published by Tan Publishers. This one is some odd company.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gloria Hernández on May 12, 2012
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This book is beautiful, and it has help me to understand much better the later years of our Lady in earth. She was, is and will be a perfect example of how to live in accordance with God's will.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By FCZ on November 10, 2013
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This famed account of the visions of The Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, the 19th Century German nun and mystic who bore the stigmata, the unsealing wounds of Christ, could easily be read by believers (and written off by skeptics) as the beautiful, pious imaginings of a devout, little-educated woman whose life was otherwise relatively dull, but for one thing. Sr. Anne Catherine, who had never left Germany-- nor even her small region of Germany-- described her vision regarding the precise location in what is now Turkey to which John the Evangelist had taken the Virgin Mary when Jerusalem became to dangerous for them to remain without being martyred. She described a vision of such detail that she was able to describe the road leaving the city of Ephesus as it curved up a hillside, then crossed a path leading further up to a plateau, where the small house was located. The vision was recorded and published by German poet and author Clemens Brentano, and the site described by Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, atop a high hill a few kilometers outside Ephesus (near modern Selçuk, Turkey) was located by French priest Abbé Julien Gouney, who utilized the text as a guide in 1881, and then again by two Lazarist missionaries, Father Poulin and Father Jung, from Smyrna, who rediscovered the building on July 29, 1891, again using the description from Blessed Anne Catherine's vision as their guide.

At the site was found the ruins of a small, rectangular building on the hillside above a well. The building had long been venerated by an isolated rural community descended from Christians in Ephesus; there had been strong anti-Christian sentiments in Ephesus at the time of the early Church-- St. Paul, when he preached at the forum, was drowned out by crowds shouting "Great is Artemis of Ephesus!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lynn Walker on December 1, 2013
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Just like St Francis - Saint Anna Emmerich communed with Christ centuries after He left the earth and her visions are spellbinding.
This is an awesome story . . .
The Nativity

"When Mary told Joseph that her time was drawing near and that he should now betake himself to prayer, he left her and turned toward his sleeping place to do her bidding. Before entering his little recess, he looked back once toward that part of the cave where Mary knelt upon her couch in prayer, her back to him, her face toward the east. He saw the cave filled with the light that streamed from Mary, for she was entirely enveloped as if by flames. It was as if he were, like Moses, looking into the burning bush. He sank prostrate to the ground in prayer, and looked not back again. The glory around Mary became brighter and brighter, the lamps that Joseph had hung were no longer to be seen. Mary knelt, her flowing white robe spread out before her. At the twelfth hour, her prayer became ecstatic, and I saw her raised so far above the ground that one could see it beneath her. Her hands were crossed upon her breast, and the light around her grew even more resplendent. I no longer saw the roof of the cave. Above Mary stretched a pathway of light up to Heaven, in which pathway it seemed as if one light came forth from another, as if one figure dissolved into another and from these different spheres of light other heavenly figures issued. Mary continued in prayer, her eyes bent low upon the ground. At that moment she gave birth to the Infant Jesus. I saw Him like a tiny, shining Child, lying on the rug at her knees, and brighter far than all the other brilliancy. He seemed to grow before my eyes. But dazzled by the glittering and flashing of light, I know not whether I really saw that, or how I saw it.
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20 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Nita on January 16, 2012
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The book is written in detailed day to day happenings with the Virgin Mary and her family. The book isn't written with the kind of information I'm used to reading on other visionaries. I decided to research information on Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich and found that the book has not been approved by the Catholic Church as accurate and authentic. She was, infact, a very holy woman and did receive visions; however, the information states that, "The authenticity of Brentano's writings has been questioned and critics have characterized the books as "conscious elaborations by a poet" and a "well-intentioned fraud" by Brentano". Apparently Brentano spoke a different dialect and could not transcribe Blessed Anne's information immediately and had to wait until he went home. Brentano did not complete his editing for publication until 10 years after Blessed Anne's death. If you'd like to review more information, you can go to [...]
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