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Read & Download ½ The Dark Madonna ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Returning to Krakow Alvaro can’t get the comments and demeanor of young Father Stephen out of his mindWhen Alvaro’s colleague invites him to visit the Jasna Gora Monastery where the famed Black Madonna of Częstochowa is housed he jumps at the opportunity During his visit to the monastery an elderly woman becomes hysterical about the changed appearance of the Madonna and suffers an epileptic seizure ; she insists this is not the real Black Madonna confirming his own odd sensation that the painting was not authentic In his obsession with discovering the truth Alvaro begins to piece together fragments of the complex mystery. Review When I received a copy of this book from the author Nicolas Bazan MD I made an assumption that it was not going to be an interesting novel due to the fact that it was only 104 pages long However nothing could have prepared me for the impact that this fable had on me It was an amazing readWhat I found incredibly wonderful about this book was how well educated Bazan really is It was very intelligently written with a vast vocabulary The story flowed effortlessly from page to page and I was never once lost or had to backtrack to see something that I might have missed that would help me better understand what was going on further along in the story The author was able to combine fact and fiction in such a way that it read almost like a real account of faith than just a made up account of events Bazan also was able to create characters that pulled on your heart and made you want to heal their wounded souls Dr Cruz is searching for answers to neurological puzzles when he finds himself once again uestioning his faith Standing in the gas chambers of Auschwitz his past escape from Argentina consuming him from a dream earlier you can feel his heart breaking His wife is confused and you can see her frustration with her husband s compulsions of answering life s uestions Then there is Stephen a young Pennsylvanian artist turned monk that places a religious pilgrimage upon Dr Cruz This young man s passion and undying faith is so well put upon the page that it rejuvenated my own wavering faithOverall I thought it was brilliant passionate and extremely well written If you enjoy fables with heavy spiritualreligious meanings then this book is for you If you prefer fables that are a little lighter in content or do not like fables then this book is not for you I will leave you with one last thought that was a reoccurring theme throughout this fableFirst we start by doing what is necessary then we do what is possible and then pretty soon we are doing the impossible St Francis uote from several pages in Nicolas Bazan s novelRating 4 stars out of 5I was given a copy of this novel by the author I was not paid to give a reviewwwwthepensivechroniclerblogspotcom

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Read & Download ½ The Dark Madonna ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Surrounding the icon’s history What his findings reveal the real story of the Black Madonna and the people charged with protecting her could never have been anticipated What comes to light is a stunning revelation not only about the painting but also about human frailty and our mind’s ability to overcome itLike Bazan’s previous Alvaro Cruz novel Una Vida A Fable of Music and the Mind The Dark Madonna A Fable of Imagination and Resiliency is a compelling narrative interplay of religion science culture and art Where scientific explanation ends and religious mystery begins lies the open synapse that connects human with divi. Though this book s about the wonderful story of the great icon at Czestochowa the book is poorly written not compelling enough for it s grand subject and does not create in the reader the reverence for and fear for this great work of art

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Read & Download ½ The Dark Madonna ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF An American neuroscientist becomes embroiled in an international mystery that explores the meaning of miraclesWhile attending a scientific conference in Poland New Orleans neuroscientist Dr Alvaro Cruz visits Auschwitz and faces the ghosts of his own harrowing escape from Argentina’s “Dirty War” of the 1970’s When he and his wife meet an American artist priest just outside the entrance of the notorious concentration camp Alvaro is inexplicably drawn to this enigmatic man and his stories about the icon of Catholic Poland known as “The Black Madonna” and a religious vision he experienced as a young art student After. The Dark Madonna A Fable of Resiliency and Imagination by Nicolas Bazan is absolutely mesmerizing with its intriguing blend of fact and fiction With few pages the tale of art forgery greed and religious beliefs and mysteries lead a scholar on a journey across continents and cultures that left me wanting from this brilliant authorNicolas Bazan has written with a passionate pen telling his story in the first person deeply emotional and moving almost like a pilgrimage of self discovery and inner awakening as I was taken to ghostly remains of the German prison camps where the determination to survive and the spirit of those who died there could be felt in the air On visiting Poland almost drawn by fate our main character finds his scientific expertise put to good use when a sacred relic appearance to be a clever forgery and a young religious man goes missing Who is behind this great deception to the faith of the masses Will the vandal e found Will the relic be found Were the reasons behind its theft truly evil or misguided Can the answer to a religious mystery be found in scienceWonderfully entertaining and very well written this short novella feels like a much longer work with its attention to detail and deeply thought out plotA review copy was provided by the author in exchange for my honest review and I highly recommend itPublication Date July 4 2013Publisher Story Merchant BooksISBN 978 0983605898Number of Pages 77Genre Adult FictionMy Rating 5 StarsAvailable from For reviews check out Tome Tender s Book Blog or find us on Facebook