Joshua: The Homecoming

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G.K. Hall, 1999 - Fiction - 296 pages
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The countdown to the year 2000 is affecting people in different ways -- some are curious, others anxious, and still others are panicking. What terrible judgment might the new millennium bring? Amid this atmosphere of uncertainty, Joshua -- a quiet, solitary carpenter -- comes again to the tiny town of Auburn, which has almost forgotten him. He reassures everyone by reminding them of the lessons he left them years earlier, and realizes that his wisdom must reach beyond this small town in order to help people throughout the world.

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User Review  - wareagle78 - LibraryThing

Like so many other readers, I found Joshua to be a simple tale but one that was surprisingly engrossing. Helped me focus my thoughts on what is important on a daily basis. Although I finished it about 10 days ago, it is still rattling around in my head, which is unusual. Hmm. Read full review

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I love these books. But I have only read three of them. Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Joseph F. Girzone was born in Albany, New York on May 15, 1930. He received a theology degree from Catholic University of America in 1955 and was ordained a priest that same year. He retired from pastoral work in 1981 at the age of 50 because of health problems. In 1982, he self-published his first novel, Joshua, under the imprint of his own small religious press, Richelieu Court Press. He sold the book through direct contact and word of mouth before it was brought to the attention of an editor at Macmillan. He wrote a total of ten books in the Joshua series which were adapted into the film Abandon. He also founded the Joshua Foundation in 1995. He died from a heart condition on November 29, 2015 at the age of 85.

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