When reading the first chapter, you don’t exactly get the impression that you will encounter bizarre stories later in the book. The author begins by talking about God, how he created us in his own image and how man is immortal. The author included bible scriptures that expounded on what he was talking about. I love how he made the introduction simple, talking about basic things we know of, but making it clear for the reader. If you grew up in a religious background or took up religion in school, you will definitely endorse the message the author had in his book.
When talking about God’s unlimited compassion and justice, the writer clearly stated how one can pay for their temporal punishment. He listed prayers, fasting, good deeds and showing love and mortification as ways of castigating self when you have done wrong. I love that the writer did not just list down the self-imposed punishments; he went ahead and explained how one can go about it. Dennis Mary Chikata thoroughly explained with examples how well to pay for your sins; without hurting self or being too lenient. His message is a great guide for religious folks who sometimes want to do right after sinning, but don’t know where to start.
Chapter 3 starts beautifully with the Fatima story. For starters, the story of the lady of Fatima happened in Portugal in 1917. Jacinta, Lucia, and Fransisco were the names of the children who encountered Virgin Mary in Fatima. The kids aged 7, 9 and 10 claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary on their way home. She told the kids to pray and urged everyone to repent. Mary appeared to the kids later in the year as she had promised, and some of the skeptics now believed. It was a great miracle. The author goes on to give other examples of visits to purgatory. One story I enjoyed reading was the St. Lidwina of Schiedam. The author excellently writes about Teresa Gesta, Saint Lutgarda and Simon, Peter Mile and many more.
The stories in the book are peculiar enough to scare you and perhaps question the universe. There are a lot of stories I had never heard of but thanks to this book, I know a little other-worldly and eerie happenings in history. As strange as some stories sound, the author ensured that the reader never finished the book hanging. Every scenario has an explanation. Some sightings are explained by science, but the writer gave a different angle to all these stories. The appearance of a second moon on 25th January 1998 is one of the many things that puzzled me. Aurora borealis is the name scientists gave the moon. This book gives an explanation as to why this happened.
Dennis Mary Chikata sure took time to research the crazy happening s in this world. It is not every day that you come across a book that has well-written uncommon stories. “Visitors From Purgatory” is an amazing book especially since it gives clear-cut explanations to all the mind-boggling sightings. Nature can be eccentric sometimes; this book explains why and how.
PROFILE OF DENNIS MARY CHIKATA:
Dennis Mary Chikata is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a Poultry Husbandry Expert who takes pleasure in writing books on a variety of topics.
His Alma Mater, The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, graduates students and awards degrees to those considered worthy in CHARACTER AND LEARNING. Prizes are awarded to the overall BEST Graduating Student in Learning or Academics AND overall BEST Graduating student in Character, called the NUPEMCO AWARD. The Nupemco Award for 1977 went to this Author- Dennis Chikata- who was adjudged to be the Overall Best Student in Character (the Gentleman of the Year)
His books cover SUSPENSE, MYSTERY, BUSINESS, HOW-TO, SPIRITUALITY, and EDUCATION.
One of his books (a fiction) titled-CONQUEST OF THE TUNNEL OF NO RETURN, was among the books in the Amazon’s 2017 Storyteller contest .
The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Nigeria , Most Rev. Dr. A.J.V. Obinna, after reading one of his books on Disobedience ...., publicly praised him during a Sunday Mass at Maria Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri, and pleaded with all present that anyone who knew Dr. Chikata should thank him for writing such a fantastic book which he said that he found very interesting to read.
The Archbishop later directed the Administrator of the Cathedral, Rev. Fr. Andrew Nkwocha, to contact this Author and obtain more copies of the book to enable him give them out to his fellow Bishops in Nigeria to read and discover its very rich contents.
On another of his books on the Rosary, Chidi Okeke sent him an e-mail from Lagos , stating as follows: “Your book is the best book I have ever read on the Rosary. It has motivated me to say my Rosary more often. Thank you for such a great book”
He has also written a book on Poultry titled : THE SECRET OF SUCCESS IN TROPICAL POULTRY HUSBANDRY.
His other book titles include: ORIGIN OF THE FIRST ROSARY, HOW AND WHY PEOPLE ARE RICH AND TO AVOID POVERTY, THE STORY OF THE MOST WONDERFUL AND MYSTERIOUS MAN ON EARTH, DISOBEDIENCE AND THE SECRET OF LONG LIFE AND HAPPINESS, SECRET FACTS ABOUT VIRGIN MARY THE ROSARY ETERNAL LIFE, AFRICAN MOONLIGHT AND AWESOME LIVE STORIES, and VISITORS FROM PURGATORY (Eye-witnesses’ Accounts).
He is the Author of that book on Purgatory that the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ, was reported to be holding in Her hand when She appeared at Idu Karmo, Nigeria on the 25th of March 2017 (Feast Day of the Annunciation of our Lord) and directed that all should look for this book to read , and that She feels very sad that many people are dying and going to Purgatory and Hell. Those who heard about this apparition and bothered to investigate, found out that everything happened as was reported. This is the second time in history that the Blessed Virgin appeared with a book in Her hand. The first was in July 1208 AD at Tolluisse, France.
Rev. Fr. Chijioke Majella of St. Theresa’s Parish, Abuja has since taken charge of activities at the apparition site which has become a holy Pilgrimage centre where prayers go on frequently under the supervision of this priest.
Dr. Chikata is married to Roseline, who holds a doctorate degree in Education Management and Planning ,and they are blessed with six children.