A wild beginning to what becomes a serious review of over a hundred years of Marian apparitions including up to date info on Medjugorje. I didn't at first understand the subtitle's "hidden agendas" reference, but it quickly becomes evident that 'some' people think that most visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary are actually visitations by aliens from other planets or galaxies! hmmmmmmm???? Now I'd like to see his book on crop circles, maybe he thinks farming faeries create those???
Unfortunately, most genuinely interested readers in the Marian miracles will be turned off by the "it's a UFO" stance immediately put forth in the book. But if they can endure that bunk at the beginning, they will find a good summary of the story of the visionaries of Fatima plus a bonus of a review of most major Marian appearances ever since.
This book captivated my attention to the point that I couldn't put it down. Though I was disappointed when they revealed the final secret in the end. I was hoping for something more grand...I guess because that was the way it was building up. The story of the little shepards and the Mary visitation in the little town of Fatima was very well told.
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I really enjoyed this book alot. It also touches on other Marian visions besides just the Fatima vision. Well written and easily readable. Ive saw things on t.v. about the Fatima secret, but this goes into more detail about the story.
Great until I got to the "worship of Mary". The Catholic Church does not endorse the worship of Mary, as many assume, the do however, encourage prayer to Mary to ask for her intercession. No different than asking a spiritually mature friend to pray for you and yours. The term worship was used so much that I could not finish reading the book and chose to seek other sources to get the facts about Fatima.