The Mystery of Lourdes by Ruth Cranston


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Evans Brothers, 1956. First Edition. A number of pen inscriptions from previous owners on front-end paper.

'What is the secret of Lourdes, the greatest sanctuary in Christendom?

How can it happen that year by year people are cured instantly of the most terrible, 'incurable' diseases by immersion in the waters at Lourdes--waters which have no medically curative powers whatever? Upwards of ten thousand of these wonderful miracles have taken place in the past hundred years.

In this exciting, challenging account of Lourdes and all that it means, the author asks these relevant questions impartially and analyses the possible answers--emotional exaltation, auto-suggestion, the power of prayer...'