In 1981 a beautiful lady appeared to 6 young people in the village of Medjugorje in what is now Bosnia-Herzegovina. She told them that She was the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Queen of Peace, and came with a message of peace. She has continued to appear since 1981 to give messages to the world of peace, love and joy. She is confiding ten secrets to each visionary (some are chastisements for the world) and promises to leave a visible sign at the place of the apparitions in Medjugorje for all humanity. This time, this period of grace, is for conversion and deepening faith. After the visible sign, those living will have little time for conversion. Many books have been written about Medjugorje, but this one and Volume I of this series are different. They both include not only information about Medjugorje and talks and interviews with the visionaries, but also heartfelt testimonies of those who have been healed and changed through Medjugorje, as well as advice, written from the heart, on how to live the messages. This book is for EVERYONE - all Our Lady's children, Catholic and non-Catholic. If you have not heard about Medjugorje, it will tell you everything you need to know. If you have been following the messages of Medjugorje or have been one of the millions of people blessed to have been there, this book will light your fire all over again. I desire to lead you all on the way of holiness. Live my messages and put into life every word that I am giving you. May they be precious to you because they come from Heaven. ( Our Lady of Medjugorje, 6/25/02)
"Urgent Advice" is offered to the 29+ grandchildren of Bob and Mary Young. The advice will be helpful to anyone searching for Truth. Grandpa Young explains the cosmic battle that is underway. He shares his experiences and insights so that you can avoid the tempting snacks in the spiritual dumpster. He wants you to discover how to enjoy family and laugh all the way to the eternal banquet of peace and joy. Endorsement by Father Joseph Gill follows: "Great work! This book is very readable, funny, and filled with faith and common sense. Grandpa Young, the author, has a personal relationship with God that is both interesting and edifying. Readers will be blessed with the "urgent advice" that is offered."
ON THE EDGE OF GRACE: Mystical Stories of True Transformation Sometimes, as human beings, we find ourselves on the edge of grace. At that edge, an abyss falls away before us, and we are helpless not to tumble into it unless grace reaches out and saves us. We do not always know how we arrived at such a precarious point; but once there, we know we need healing, meaning, love, peace, hope and happiness. We know that we are seeking something to fulfill us and take away our angst and our sadness. What we do not know, is that we are seeking God. Each true life story in this book reveals a person who has teetered on the edge of grace, in seemingly hopeless situations, and discovered hope and healing in a loving God. The people-an atheist, a stripper, a car thief, a woman who had two abortions, a sex addict, a lonely youth, a woman who told God to go to hell, a woman who hears the voice of God, a priest, a man with the hidden stigmata, and a homosexual man abandoned by his mother-all possess, as diverse as they are, vital elements in common: they have truly found God, and they have received help in their journeys of faith through the Blessed Virgin Mary's presence and messages in Medjugorje. Each story, therefore, begins with a message that Mary has given to the world, a message which speaks to that person's life, and perhaps to our own.
"Snow and Sand" tells the extraordinary true story of the fate of a Russian family fighting to keep their values against a destructive force that drives them into exile and the unexpected hospitality of an Egyptian king. Author Vicka Markov Surovtsov shares the entire story of her family in three parts, telling the story of her parents prior to leaving Russia, an account of her family's life in Egypt, and a description of her return visit to Russia as an adult. Shortly before the death of her father in 1961, Vicka Markov Surovtsov made a promise to him that she would visit Russia when the Communist regime ended. She had her doubts that the time would ever come, but after the 1991 overthrow of the Soviet Government she is finally able to keep her promise. Both her mother and father kept diaries of their lives, and much of the book is based upon them, along with her own memories. "Snow and Sand" fulfills her promise to her father and documents her own experiences in present-day Russia.