Item description for Meet the Witnesses by John M. Haffert...
John Haffert interviewed living eyewitnesses to the event which occured on October 13, 1917. This reprint contains additional pictures, updates, information, and insights to this world-changing event. What witness would not believe in the Miracle? Skeptical reporters were there, in force, to expose what they were sure was a fraud. Their unbiased reports amply demonstrate that they also believed: this was not mass hypnotism or religious hysteria. The Miracle was not reserved solely for the faithful---it was "...so that ALL might believe." What did the Church say about it? What effect did it have on those who saw it? What effect did it have on the nation where it happened? What effect did it have on our future? The answers are all in this vitally important book---a book important not just because of the authority with which it was written, but because it deals with an event of untold significance in the lives of all of us living at this time in history. Originally published in Europe and America simultaneously, MEET THE WITNESSES is more than an exciting book. It brings to life what Paul Claudel described as "an explosion of the supernatural," and what the Jesuit scientist, Pio Sciatizzi, called "the most obvious and colossal miracle in history." As a direct result of the Miracle, the character and government of an entire nation changed. Several key communists renounced Communism. Another direct result of the Miracle was a movement of prayer for the conversion of the atheistic leaders of Communism. Known as the Blue Army, it has grown to embrace over 22,000,000 people in 110 countries around the world. The great Shrine of Fatima, which has risen on the site of the Miracle, memorializes the astounding events of 1917, and has become the focal point for this movement of prayer and penance that is literally "the hope of the world."
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Studio: 101 Foundation
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.54 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2002
Publisher 101 Foundation
ISBN 1890137561 ISBN13 9781890137564
Reviews - What do customers think about Meet the Witnesses?
Eye Witness Accounts May 28, 2008
If my memory serves me correctly, the author was a newspaper reporter in Portugal at the time and personally interviewed the eye witnesses. This book records their statements, it does not promote any church position. I recommend it, and own the original and I am buying this one because it is updated. I want to read any updated material the author has.
Faith as mesure of truth ? Sep 3, 2007
The Fatima witnesses does not to have to be credited more than our modern "contactees" and extraterrestrial mythlogy: they have also a message and a transformative process. Why must we believe in the Fatima witnesses and reject the present "experiences" of close encounters? Are the religious criteria better than the our modern "alien experiences" witnesses? Of course not. Fatima phenomena show all the physical and psychological parameters and the same process of the present. Any believer must compare and study the real orginal Fatima reports reserached by Portuguese historians Dr. Joaquim Fernandes and Fina d'Armada in their Fatima books: "Celestial Secrets" and "Heavenly Lights" ( Anomalist Books, 2007 )
Outstanding Book Sep 1, 2005
Anyone who doubts the existence of God should read this book. In fact, everyone should read this book. This book is about one of the least talked about modern miracles that is indisputable because of the multitude of witnesses who saw the event. As the title states, this book chronicles eye witness testimony of people who actually witnessed the miracle of the sun at Fatima. It is well written and you can't put it down. Anyone who has a true objective eye and a penchant for the truth will come to the only conclusion possible. That is, we are all under the power of an incredible God who truly loves us. Emanuel
Meet the Witnesses makes atheists into Christians Aug 11, 2000
"Meet the Witnesses" provides John Haffert's analysis and the testimony of credible eye-witnesses proving beyond a reasonable doubt that on October 13, 1917, outside Fatima, Portugal the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three children while over 75,000 people surrounding the children witnessed true miracles of God. It is the one book teenagers in my Catholic confirmation classes will read and insist that future students read. You will read testimony after testimony from people of all classes (from atheists to theology professor, from children to arrogant sceptical adults) relating how they witnessed the miracles and believed. The book compliments nicely the world's best-selling Fatima book, "Fatima the Full Story" by Italian priest and missionary Father John De Marchi. De Marchi and Haffert both started their on-site investigations in the 1940s when they were able to speak directly with many of the eye-witnesses. It was in trying to debunk a Fatima book that Douglas Hyde, one of England's great Communists and atheists, and the editor of The Daily Worker, came to believe that he was wrong, God does exist, and that He worked miracles in 1917 outside Fatima. The timeliness and analysis of these two books provide a "case for Christ's mother" that is more compelling than even "The Case for Christ", an excellent book by minister and former investigative reporter Lee Strobel. All three books are required reading in my classes.