- Gebundene Ausgabe: 320 Seiten
- Verlag: Doubleday Religion; Auflage: Gift (5. März 2002)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0385474210
- ISBN-13: 978-0385474214
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14,8 x 2,7 x 21,7 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 91 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.465.502 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Joshua: A Parable for Today (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – Special Edition, 5. März 2002
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An illustrated hardcover gift edition of the inspirational classic that has brought peace to millions. For ober a decade, readers have drawn new hpe and spiritual strength from this simple tale of a humble man with the power to transform his neighbors' lives.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Joseph F. Girzone retired from the active priesthood in 1981 for health reasons. He then embarked on the suprising writing career that has brought him millions of readers. Among his bestselling titles are Never Alone, Joshua, and A Portrait of Jesus. He lives in Albany, New York.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
It seems to be divinely inspired and written with devotion and love. It was obviously Fr. Girzone's first attempt at writing for it often read like the way a child speaks but I found that to be charming instead of annoying. The book was pure in its voice and pure in its motive to communicate how organized religions can often move away from the true message and character of Christ.
Joshua, like Jesus, is a man with human flaws but who has attained a level of love for God that most of us aspire too but fall far short of achieving. Joshua doesn't go around rigidly preaching the word of God so much as he lives his life according to the word of God--his life is a sermon and example to us all, like Jesus'life was.
Fr. Girzone seems to be trying to show us how Joshua (Jesus) was a simple man who led a compassionate life devoted to a loving God. His life and message were not bogged down with rules and an inhuman ideal of perfection. Joshua could worship in any temple, any church, on any hilltop because God can be found anywhere and, at the same time, his love for God allowed him to worship with Christians, Jews or simply all by himself.
God is too great for any one religion to corner the market on understanding Him and our quest to please Him. We still can't explain the size or the birth of our universe so how can we be expected to be all knowing about God? Joshua attempts to bring that thought to light. Learning and loving God is a journey that spans many lifetimes but Joshua shows us that compassion and love will put us on the right path.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
Joshua is very simply written; the fact that Girzone was a novice author at the time he wrote it definitely shows in the writing style. However, the simplicity of the writing lends itself to a very easy read.
In addition to the writing style being very simplistic, so too is its message. Girzone is very direct and repetitive (almost to the point of being annoying) with the message he is trying to convey. In doing so, he avoids the possibility of misinterpretation but, at the same time, prevents the message from having much depth; very little is left to the imagination.
I found the book enjoyable and worth the time I spent reading it, but I didn't find it as profoundly inspiring as my mother-in-law had (for me, Clowns of God by Morris West had a much deeper impact). However, Joshua does have a good message, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get in touch with their spiritual side.
Die neuesten Kundenrezensionen
I read two of the other "Joshua" books prior to reading the first one. I've just finished this first book in the series, after the second try. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 4. Juli 2000 von Donna C. Smith
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Joshua however I would not call it life changing as many of the other readers did. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 29. Juni 2000 von Carrie King
The novel, Joshua adds a new demension of understanding to the spiritual aspect of religion. Joshua, the main character closely resembles the biblical figure, Jesus. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 22. Mai 2000 von David A. Johnson
I found this book to be not too particularly well-written. The dialogue was forced and contrived to say the least. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 13. April 2000 von happy reader
As a seminarian and a follower of Jesus Christ, I found this book to be one of the most profound and best fictional books I have ever read. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 7. April 2000 von Andre Bernier
My wife and I were introduced to this book by very good friends in the mid 1980's. Since then we have given dozens of copies away to friends, and introduced many others to the... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 6. April 2000 von Aviator
There is no doubt in my mind that this book was meant to be written. I will never be the same again after reading this. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 24. März 2000 von Jean Scudieri
I found this to be both exciting and involving. I found myself becoming a part of the entire story line throughout this wonderful book. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 23. März 2000 von Sheila