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The Conversion
     

The Conversion

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by Corwyn Alvarez
 

On September 20, 1918, the five wounds of Christ's Passion appeared on the hands, feet, and side of Francesco Forgione, a Capuchin monk later known as Padre Pio, making him the first stigmatized priest in the history of the Roman Catholic Church. From that time, Padre Pio's ministry was characterized by extraordinary miracles and spiritual wonders. Large numbers

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On September 20, 1918, the five wounds of Christ's Passion appeared on the hands, feet, and side of Francesco Forgione, a Capuchin monk later known as Padre Pio, making him the first stigmatized priest in the history of the Roman Catholic Church. From that time, Padre Pio's ministry was characterized by extraordinary miracles and spiritual wonders. Large numbers of devotees were attracted to his confessional and many were privileged to witness his many unusual qualities.

In The Conversion, author Corwyn Alvarez captures the essence and spirit of Padre Pio's life and ministry in a fictionalized account of a young man's journey toward faith amid the turmoil of spiritual warfare and spiritual doubt. Reading like a fantastic memoir, Alvarez's masterfully woven first-person account resonates with romantic prose and old country charm.

Readers who relish intriguing themes and compelling plots will enjoy The Conversion as much as those who are students of Padre Pio's ministry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561675678
Publisher:
American Literary Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Pages:
107
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.56(d)

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The Conversion 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Religion has it's many mysteries. One such in particular, for example is Stigmata. It is unexplainable and to many people, it is glorious and miraculous. 'The Conversion' is a book that touches many bases. For one there is religion, which plays an important role in the book. With that there comes the question of belief. It also talks about miracles and the power within a single human being. That human, being a person of reality, not fiction. This person, picked by the author is one who has gone down in history adored by many people. His name being Padre Pio making him a priest of great wonders. He suffered many years undergoing the Stigmata that no one was able to explain. This book takes history and broadens it to a whole new level. It explains the power possessed by good and evil and all that overrides it. It also has the depiction of one man who undergoes this journey of finding himself in the hands of faith, good and evil, and undertakes a goal that deals with the question of believing. By picking up this book, it is hard to not read it for a couple of more hours just to indulge in it's every page; in it's every word. I personally loved it because it takes history, which happens to be very interesting, and mixes it with a life fictional story of one man and his life journey. Recommending this book is a plus for the fact that the one of many things earned out of it will be a breath be stilled and a thought prolonged.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It truly kept my interest! and while the story is fictional, it tells the true side of good and evil as it is in our world today, i.e.,the spirit of God who is always with us (found in Padre Pio)and his wonders to perform; the evil spirits that dwell among us (found in Mr. Rossi); and the battles that evolve as we triumph over our victories and continuing fighting through our defeats (Mr.Peter Chase). And finally, coming to the knowledge that God is real. The Book was acceptional!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though I liked the story, I thought that the first half of the story was better than the second half. Also, it seemed to me that the author and the narrator were one and the same person. I would recommend this story to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had never heard of Padre Pio before reading this story. Now, I am curious to learn more about Padre Pio. The story is entertaining, but more importantly it is a worthy tribute to a great man.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book to anyone who has struggled with issues of faith and belief in the miraculeous. The occurances that challenge Padre Pio to demonstrate his faith greatly enhance the experience for the reader and may enhance the reader's spirit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND, The Conversion. It is a must read for anyone who loves religious themes that deal with the phenomenon of the stigmata. It provides much food for reflective thought. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and recommend it to anyone who is interested in the conflict between spiritual good and evil.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Conversion is a 'must read' book by a very talented writer. I was so mesmerized that I felt like I was swept inside the pages. I extremely (and thoroughly) enjoyed it to the point I had a difficult time putting it down until the very last page. This is definitely for all the book lovers who enjoy a first class, meaningful, and unforgettable reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I learned a lot about a real person, Padre Pio, and his healing power. Even though this book is a fictional account, I could still imagine this actually happening in real life. At one point in the story I was so scared that the hairs on my arms were standing up!