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Publisher Comments:

In this follow-up to "The Parables of Joshua," 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.

Review:

"This disappointing prequel to Girzone's bestseller Joshua imagines Christ's childhood in a contemporary setting. In the town of Sharon, a poor family moves into a ramshackle house. Joseph, the father, is a master carpenter; Miriam is the mother whose 'whole life centered around her two men'; and Joshua is the kind, obedient 11-year-old son, wise beyond his years. Joshua realizes he is different from other boys when he turns water into wine, walks on water, heals an injured friend and mysteriously knows the best fishing spots. Girzone's characters ponder the sadness of war, the folly of taking God out of schools and rampant drug use among adolescents. These plot elements never catch fire, however. Repetitive phrases and contradictions vie with platitudes ('For people who have little, the simplest surprise fills their hearts with gladness') and ponderous observations ('That afternoon and evening was a time in their lives they would not soon forget'). Even readers who loved Joshua will be hard pressed to find this bland story worthwhile." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385517140
Author:
Girzone, Joseph F.
Publisher:
Doubleday Books
Author:
Girzone, Joseph
Subject:
Religious - General
Subject:
Joshua (fictitious character)
Subject:
Christian - General
Subject:
Christian fiction
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Christianity-Christian Fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.50x5.80x.88 in. .81 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Doubleday Books - English 9780385517140 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This disappointing prequel to Girzone's bestseller Joshua imagines Christ's childhood in a contemporary setting. In the town of Sharon, a poor family moves into a ramshackle house. Joseph, the father, is a master carpenter; Miriam is the mother whose 'whole life centered around her two men'; and Joshua is the kind, obedient 11-year-old son, wise beyond his years. Joshua realizes he is different from other boys when he turns water into wine, walks on water, heals an injured friend and mysteriously knows the best fishing spots. Girzone's characters ponder the sadness of war, the folly of taking God out of schools and rampant drug use among adolescents. These plot elements never catch fire, however. Repetitive phrases and contradictions vie with platitudes ('For people who have little, the simplest surprise fills their hearts with gladness') and ponderous observations ('That afternoon and evening was a time in their lives they would not soon forget'). Even readers who loved Joshua will be hard pressed to find this bland story worthwhile." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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