Joshua's Family: The Long-Awaited Prequel to the Bestselling Joshua (Google eBook)

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Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, May 15, 2007 - Fiction - 192 pages
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This engaging prequel to Joseph Girzone’s bestselling series, which has sold more than 5 million books in the United States, describes Joshua’s early years and the first inklings of his destiny as a messenger of love in a troubled world.
Millions of readers around the world have followed the story of the gentle woodcarver 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. Joshua’s extraordinary nature and mysterious gifts come to light even as he participates in the ordinary routines of small-town life: his gentleness and loving spirit imbue his interactions with contemporaries and adults alike. As he grows from child to adolescent, Joshua gradually awakens to the knowledge that he has been placed on earth for a special reason. Leaving the comforts of family and a familiar world, he moves to the outskirts of a distant town, where he will begin to teach others how the powers of love, tolerance, and understanding can heal the divisions in the human family and bring everlasting peace to the world. This is the book so many have been waiting for, and its powerful message is a much-needed antidote to the difficulties in today’s world.
  

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Review: Joshua's Family (Joshua)

User Review  - GJ Rowe - Goodreads

A captivating portrait of a family Read full review

Review: Joshua's Family (Joshua)

User Review  - Jennifer Schmidt - Goodreads

i loved the Joshua series but struggled to finish this book, forcing myself not to put it down, in hopes of finding the connection with the previous books. sadly, i did not. the book read like the ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
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Section 12
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JOSEPH GIRZONE retired from the active priesthood in 1981 and embarked on a successful career as a writer and inspirational speaker. He is the author of several bestselling books, including Joshua, My Struggle with Faith, and Never Alone. He lives in Albany, New York.

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