Joshua's Family

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Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, 2008 - Fiction - 217 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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User Review  - marifi -

If you have read the book Joshuayou should read this too. This would help you understand more the human jesus the young one. I was so amazed on how human jesus was even though he has his own struggles..Read the book to find out what i am talking about.. Read full review

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User Review  - debs4jc - LibraryThing

This "prequel" to the Joshua series tells us what Joshua's life was like as a boy. Joshua's life parallel's that of Jesus, though the book is set in the modern day US. Miriam, Joseph, and Joshua move ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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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