In 1961, the Virgin Mary reportedly appeared to four young Spanish girls in the remote village of Garabandal. The visitations went on for four years, during which the Virgin Mary and the Archangel Michael were said to give the girls specific information to pass on to the world. The message was clear. Turn back to God (more specifically, that Russia should turn to God) or the world as we know it will be doomed.
Having grown up Catholic, I was familiar with the events in Fatima and again in Medjugorje in, but I was unfamiliar with the stories of the young girls in Garabandal. As I understand it, this is because Fatima and Medjugorje were church sanctioned, but the Catholic Church has chosen not to publicly approve Garabandal events as having been unequivocally divine in origin.
Regardless of whether the Catholic Church approves or disapproves, the author has compiled a great deal of compelling (and often terrifying) information for readers to contemplate in this book. The author ties all three events – Fatima, Medjugorje and Garabandal together by pointing to the numerous similarities in the messages received.
I appreciated that the author maintained a neutral view of Garabandal by presenting information journalistically so readers could make up their own minds. This was a wise choice, since I’ve always found that when it comes to “religious” views either you believe or you don’t. I believe that The Mystery of Garabandal is compelling enough to give true believers hope and strengthen their faith.
5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton