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Lourdes Hardcover – June, 1954


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: French & European Pubns (June 1954)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0686557875
  • ISBN-13: 978-0686557876
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,519,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By F. Orion Pozo on December 21, 1998
Format: Paperback
LOURDES tells the story of a four day pilgramage to the famous shrine in the late 19th century from the point of view of an abbe who has lost faith. He accompanies a childhood friend and her father as they seek a cure for her paralysis and pain. The abbe is no believer in miracles and his story is about the faith of those who have no where else to turn. Still powerful today, as many turn from a science-based medical establishment, when it offers no cures, to faith healings which heal, if not always the physical symptoms, the anguish and pain of hopelessness, this book explores the hearts and minds of the faithful with respect and insight. Zola's descriptions of trains and hospitals full of the diseased hopeful are overwhelming to read. His mixing of the political, the spiritual and the personal is well-balanced and provides a great tale. You will find the story of Bernadette and the Lady of Lourdes here, but if you are looking for inspirational reading about miraculous cures, you should look elsewhere. This book is about the very human side of a place usually known only for its miracles.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Douglas K. Clark on November 15, 2012
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An intriguing, well-written, but skeptical look at a fascinating phenomenon. Zola, the (lapsed) Catholic, is far more dubious about the apparitions than the Jewish Franz Werfel in his "The Song of Bernadette" (which I love). Both, however, are very respectful toward the admirable visionary, Bernadette Soubirous.
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By L. Puello on October 27, 2014
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Like-new book... fast delivery...fair price... Zola's work is very realistic and detailed.
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