Our Lady of Medjugorje has appeared to six visionaries since 1981, telling us God exists, and that we need to return to a life of prayer. She has told them these will be her last apparitions on Earth.

This blog is here to help you live a the full, holy, and enriching life Our Lady says God wants us to live, by providing you with reviews of books related to the apparitions and messages.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Book Review - She Called My Name by Don and Judy Bailey

This review is going to be short because, in all honesty, I'm just not sure what to think about this book.

I was attracted to it because the story (about Protestants coming to learn about and heed the messages of Our Lady of Medjugorje) sounded a lot like a story I love (Medjugorje: The Message, by Wayne Weible). 
In Weible's account, he lays out both subtle and extraordinary life occurrences which lead to his conversion of heart. Though amazing, Weible's storytelling and humility are, well ... believable.

In She Called My Name, the stories are so far out of this world that, after reading it, I'm left with this feeling that I don't know whether or not I should trust what I just read. The book even begins with a foreword from their family therapist (Don and Judy had some marital issues) which is basically telling us we should believe what we are about to read because he's known them for many years. But, ironically, it left a weird taste in my mouth to have the book preempted by such a statement. I believe in trusting my gut instinct and my gut instinct on this one is that some of this material might have been sensationalized or fabricated. 

But I will say this: I hope I'm wrong.

The stories Don and Judy laid out in this book are unlike anything I've heard about in any Medjugorje conversion story. The stuff Don sees in the sky, the voices he hears in his truck, the conversation with Jesus he apparently has while in Medjugorje ... They're all things I want  to be real, but so mind-blowing that I don't know what to think.

I sat on writing this review for a couple of months, too. I wanted time to digest the story and to see if I felt any better about it. I decided I would tell you about the book and my impressions of it.

Just remember that the truth is that I don't know. Only Don and Judy know. If their story is real, may God bless them as they continue to spread the word about it (and I truly mean that). We do know that all things are possible through God. And I do believe the stories of Medjugorje sun miracles, disappearing crosses, and apparitions of the Virgin Mary. So why couldn't this be real, as well?

But proceed with caution. If you're intrigued and would like to learn more about this book, click here to visit the book's Amazon page, where you can read the front and back covers and a few pages.

You be the judge!

But don't be judgmental. That just isn't right. :)

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