Nearly two decades earlier, the tiny town of Auburn was transformed by the presence of a quiet, humble carpenter named Joshua. With gentle actions of love and words of peace, this mysterious man had a profound influence upon everyone he met. Since then, however, many of Joshua's friends have passed away, and a generation has grown up not knowing him. And as the new millennium approaches, some have begun to get anxious, even panicked, about what God intends for them.
"Great modern day parable"
Best-selling author Joseph Girzone brings us a new hero for our time: Carlo Brunini. An accomplished young Italian bishop, Carlo chooses to become a homeless beggar so he can understand why Jesus so loved the poor. What happens next will astonish and delight readers everywhere. When Carlo returns to his diocese in Italy he starts to build homes for the homeless.
"For our times!"
In the latest chapter of his best-selling Joshua series, Joseph Girzone offers fresh inspiration in this collection of fifty never-before-published contemporary vignettes that underscore the most important lessons of the gospel. In The Parables of Joshua, perhaps his most powerful since since the original Joshua, Girzone distills the essence of Christian teaching in entertaining and inspiring "bite-sized" tales set against the background of current society.
With Trinity, Joseph Girzone guides listeners to a deeper understanding of his foundational concept, explaining why it is not antiquated theological dogma, but a living expression of the very essence of God. He offers support and clarity to those who already believe in God, and invites those who profess not to believe on a journey to find “an image of a God who is believable, and perhaps, even lovable.”
Retired priest Joseph Girzone captured the spirit of Jesus’ teachings in A Portrait of Jesus. With Jesus: His Life and Teachings, he examines Jesus’ life as recorded in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. From Jesus’ birth to his resurrection, Girzone takes the lessons found in the Bible and makes them accessible to anyone searching for a better understanding of Christ.
This provocative addition to the best-selling Joshua series finds Joshua in post-9/11 America trying to unite Muslims, Jews, and Christians. His Arabic appearance and lack of ID prompt anti-terrorist agents to shadow him as he travels from D.C. to Beirut to Oslo in his quest to convince political and religious leaders to form a lasting peace.
As he recounts and interprets the lessons of the Gospel, Girzone shows that compassion for our fellow human beings is the most profound expression of God's love and wisdom. His thoughtful, incisive meditations will help readers turn away from thoughts of retribution or punishment, and will inspire them to embrace God's message of help and healing.
"A must listen to book."
Millions of readers around the world have followed the story of the gentle wood-carver and carpenter who was first introduced in 1983 in Joseph Girzone’s beloved parable, Joshua. In Joshua's Family, Girzone travels back in time, painting a captivating portrait of the mother and father who nurtured Joshua, and of the friends and neighbors who viewed the unusually precocious child with an uneasy balance of wonder and skepticism.
"A simple yet wonderful story"
In My Struggle with Faith, Girzone recounts the long, complicated, and often painful process he went through as he sought to find peace with his beliefs. He writes about hard decisions that set him on unexpected paths and about the immense feelings of loneliness he experienced in making those choices. In thoughtful and thought-provoking reflections he brings to life the years of searching and the deep, critical thinking that gave him the courage to embrace his beliefs, opening a world of excitement and adventure for him.
"Good message/ questionable narration"
Best-selling author Joseph F. Girzone’s tremendously popular novel, Joshua, inspired countless people with its life-affirming spirituality. Now 20 years later, the year 2000 approaches, and the Auburn townfolk are reacting in a variety of ways. At this time of great uncertainty, Joshua’s heartfelt actions and peaceful words-and reminder that God is love-are a welcome, necessary comfort.
There are countless paths to follow when seeking spiritual guidance, but thousands of years of theology and religion cannot replace the premier example that Jesus himself set for us. In A Portrait of Jesus, best-selling writer Joseph Girzone recaptures the truth of Jesus that is presented to us in the Gospels and gives a compelling vision of the person Jesus' contemporaries must have known.
Stories of Jesus provides a portrait of Our Lord in a day-by-day reflection format, based on the Gospel accounts of his life and teachings. Through these reflections, Girzone introduces Jesus and his adult ministry - from his baptism by John the Baptist through his public life and work, to his death and resurrection - pausing along the way to focus on the important people and events of Jesus s world.
Joseph Girzone, who so powerfully captured the spirit of Jesus in his Joshua novels and in his best-selling A Portrait of Jesus, brings his work to a beautiful culmination with this retelling of the life and work of Jesus, based on the accounts in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Girzone captures the greatest story ever told in language that will open the hearts of readers from all backgrounds.
Joseph F. Girzone is the author of the best-selling novel Joshua. His work Kara, the Lonely Falcon, a thought-provoking story of a creature at odds with his very nature, has been in print for over two decades. A moving parable about gentleness and self-sacrifice, it continues to inspire millions of fans. For ages, all Kara has known is hunting and killing his next meal, but one day something changes within him.