- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks; New edition edition (6 Oct. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0751530220
- ISBN-13: 978-0751530223
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,183,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Miracle Detective: An Investigation of Holy Visions Paperback – 6 Oct 2005
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'Absorbing and thought-provoking' - Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Randall Sullivan is an award-winning journalist who has written for ROLLING STONE, ESQUIRE and other magazines.
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The first apparition had lasted twenty-four hours exactly and was witnessed by nearly one thousand people, most of them Mexican Americans, according to newspaper accounts of the event in northeastern Oregon. Read the first page
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Top Customer Reviews
Some of the people he met along the way were inspirational and others more stubborn than a pack of mules.
This book was both thought provoking and humourous, it has touched me on a spiritual level and for that I am profoundly grateful. Please read it, its a great read, whether you believe or not.
The book is more concerned with his personal expectations and experiences, which while they might be interesting in their own way, do not amount to detective work. He seems critical of anyone who does not share his credulity, without making it clear why. Ironically, he also criticises other books for showing bias, which I would say is equally applicable to his own. He seems to think that not being a practising Catholic is enough to absolve him of bias, although he clearly has some kind of mystical quest.
Altogether it was quite readable, but for those who want to evaluate the evidence for/against Marian apparitions, this is not the book to read.
I would recommend instead Encountering Mary by Zimdars-Swartz which is by a professor in religious studies, and authoritative, but also readable.