Saturday 6 May 2017

Fatima: The Apparition That Changed the World - Jean M. Heimann

Fatima: The Apparition That Changed the World
Jean M. Heimann
TAN Books
ISBN 9781505109535

This is the second book by Jean M. Heimann that I have read and also the second book on Fatima that I have read on this the 100th Anniversary of the appearances. This book is visually stunning. The layout is phenomenal, the way the numerous pictures are interspersed make the book a joy to read. The images are a mix of pictures, photos and artwork about the visits of Our Lady of Fatima. And also other artwork from church history. Jean presents the history of the aspirations, the life of the three children and papal interactions.

The chapters in this book are:
The Visionaries of Fatima
The First Two Apparitions
The Third Apparition – July 13, 1917
The Next Three Apparitions
Illness and Death Come for Two Visionaries
Convents, Continuing Apparitions, and Contemplation
The Popes and Fatima
Conclusion: The Centennial and Beyond
Appendix: Three Fatima Miracles

The book begins with a timeline that spans from 1916-2013. Jean writes in such an engaging manner that you will find once you pick up this book you will have a hard time putting it down. I enjoyed it so much that I have started reading it a second time with my oldest child. Like me, she has fallen in love with the story of three children with such devotion.

There is also an extensive bibliography at the end of the book for those who want to read further. And after reading Jean’s book I believe that many readers will want to study the aspirations and related events further.

This book is very well written. I loved this book and highly recommend it. If you already have a strong devotion to Mary this book will help deepen it. If not this book will open your eyes to the relationship Mary has with the world, and interceding for it. An incredible read, thank you Jean!

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2017 Catholic Reading Plan!

Books by Jean M. Heimann:
Seven Saints for Seven Virtues
Learning to Love with the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir
Fatima: The Apparition That Changed the World

“Fatima: The Apparition That Changed the World” Blog Tour

Monday, May 1 – Saturday, May 13

May 1 – Carolyn Astfalk, My Scribbler’s Heart
May 2 – Ellen Gable, Plot, Line, and Sinker
May 3 – Virginia Lieto, Virginia Lieto
May 4 – AnneMarie Miller, Sacrifice of Love
May 5 – Barb Szyszkiewicz, Franciscan Mom
May 6 – Steven R. McEvoy, Book Reviews and More
May 7 – Lisa Hendey, Catholic Mom
May 8 – Jeannie Ewing, Love Alone Creates
May 9 – Lisa Mladinich, Amazing Catechists
May 10 – AnneMarie Miller, Sacrifice of Love
May 11 - Barb Szyszkiewicz, Catholic Mom
May 12 – Allison Gingas, Reconciled to You
May 12 - Marge Fenelon, Marge Fenelon
May 13 – Esther Gefroh, A Catholic Mom in Hawaii

1 comment:

Jean Heimann said...

Thank you, Steven, for your wonderful review! God bless you!