Joshua the woodcarver is finally coming home---home to the Holy Land. But home is no more peaceful now than it was during that time long ago he remembers so well. Violent disputes and hateful acts still poison the very air. It falls to Joshua, retracing the steps he took two millenia ago, to lead his followers to peace in this world as well as in the next. Can he succeed against such tremendous odds? Full of resonances from the Gospels, Girzone's newest novel ends with a surprising and uplifting conclusion. 224 pages, softcover from Macmillan.
Joshua has come home.
But home is no more peaceful than it was during the "time long ago" remembered by Joshua. Violent, seemingly intractable disputes poison the very air. It falls to Joshua, retracing the path taken two millennia ago, to lead his followers to peace in this world as well as in the next. Joshua in the Holy Land will carry every reader back to where it all began.
Back to Nazareth and Bethlehem.
Back to Capernaum and Bethany.
Back to Jerusalem.
Full of resonances with the Gospels, Joshua in the Holy Land is a profoundly satisfying addition to the Joshua phenomenon.
Father Joseph F. Girzone retired from the active priesthood in 1986 for health reasons. He then began a writing career that includes the following titles: Joshua, Joshua and the Children, The Shepherd, and Kara, the Lonely Falcon.