Published over 10 years ago, the quiet story of Joshua has become an extraordinary best seller. A woodcarver who settles into a small cabin on the edge of town, Joshua mystifies the suspicious local folk with his simple ways, generosity, and acceptance of others. Soon it's obvious to them that Joshua is up to something . . . but what? This beautifully bound hardcover features line drawings and a new introduction by the author. 288 pages, from Doubleday.
Format: Hardcover Vendor: Random House, Inc Publication Date: 1994 Dimensions: 5 3/4 X 8 1/2 (inches)
Joseph Girzone wrote his parable in 1983 and published it himself with neither accompanying fanfare nor expectation of the extraordinary effect it would have on people around the world. With only word-of-mouth for advertising, and by virtue of its siniple message of love, Joshua became an international force of spiritual strength. after its modest beginnings, Joshua and its sequels have millions of readers around the world and continue to bring hope and peace to all who seek nourishment. When Joshua moves to a small cabin on the edge of town, the local people are at first mystified, then confused by his presence. A quiet and simple man, Joshua appears to seek nothing for himself. He supports himself solely by carpentry and woodworking, and he charges very little for his services. Yet his work is exquisite. Even more exquisite, and even more mysterious, is the extraordinary effect he has on everyone he meets. All who come in contact with him can't help but be transformed by his incredible warmth. The acceptance and love in his eyes and in each actions amazes the townspeople. Who is Joshua and just what is he up to? The answer to that question amazes them almost as much discovery of that same transforming power in each of their own hearts.
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.
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