Item description for Joshua In The Holy Land (Joshua Series V4) by Joseph Girzone...
Overview Joshua retraces the path taken two millennia ago to lead his followers to peace in the world
Publishers Description 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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.01" Width: 5.24" Height: 0.49" Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Release Date Apr 4, 2016
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 0684813440 ISBN13 9780684813448
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More About Joseph Girzone
Joseph Girzone, an international bestselling writer, is the author of the popular and inspirational Joshua books, which are an imaginative telling of the life of Jesus. It is estimated that more than forty million people in the U.S. have read those books. In 1995 Girzone established the Joshua Foundation, "an organization dedicated to making Jesus better known throughout the world." He retired from the active priesthood in 1981 and has devoted his life to writing about Jesus. He lives in Altamont, New York and blogs at www.JoshuaMountain.org
Reviews - What do customers think about Joshua In The Holy Land (Joshua Series V4)?
Simplistic Nov 20, 2006
Having read most of the books in the Joshua series, I have a standard of comparison for the series. Many of the themes recur thoughout the books. For example, Joshua always seems to meet a skeptic that supports him in the end. The predictability does not stop this book from being enjoyable.
The view of Israel presented by Girzone in "Joshua in the Holy Land" is overly simplistic. The roots of the conflict between Jews and Muslims go to more deeper twisted places. That being said, it would take a divine being to broker peace in the war torn land. If there is no other reason to read this book, it is interesting to read the Joshua character reminiscing about the Holy Land 2000 years earlier. One has to be curious if he would really say some of the same things.
While this is one of the weaker books in the Joshua series, it is still a solid book. You will not find many surprising twists in Girzone writing, but that is not a criticism. His writing is simplistic, like another's message 2000 years ago.
an amazing book Aug 24, 2005
I read this book when I was 12, and I think I was too young for this book that point of time. The book was nevertheless interesting with really touching incidents shared inside. It taught me how to be a better person - I took such a long time to finish this book, and it was all worth the while. People should take the time to read it - don't rush it.
Another fine story, but with non-biblical theology Apr 24, 2003
I've read "Joshua" and "Joshua and the Children" and enjoyed both of them. I recently started reading "Joshua in the Holy Land" and considering putting it down. If you are a born-again Christian, you may struggle with some of the "sermons" given by Joshua in this book.
Speaking to a group of Jews, Arabs, and Christians, he tells them that they all have the same heavenly Father and that they will share the same eternal reward because of their faith in the Father. I have some real problems with this - it's not consistent with Christian (Biblical) doctrine which teaches that through faith in Jesus Christ we are saved. While Christians and Jews do share the same Father God, from what I've studied of the Moslem faith, the attributes of allah are not the same as our GOD of the Christian faith.
So while the intent seems good, the former Catholic priest Joseph Girzone should better understand the teachings of the Bible before writing more modern day parables about Jesus that are inconsistent with His teachings in the Bible.
Great book Feb 25, 2003
This is also a great book by Joseph Girzone. I great story about what would happen when Jesus came backk to earth for meetin g his people. It deserves all thre stars it can get.
Thought Provoking book Mar 2, 2000
This is a wonderful book. It is extremely well written and contains many true to life situations. It exemplifies ways that we could all work together for peace. It visits sites that Jesus was familiar with and walks you through gospel territory. Mr. Girzone knows how to captivate his readers. I would have liked to hear a homily presented by him. A great storyteller.