Books by Joseph F. Girzone and Complete Book Reviews

Joseph F. Girzone, Author Doubleday Books $18.95 (192p) ISBN 978-0-385-48263-9
Popular novelist Girzone (Joshua) uses his considerable storytelling skills in an imaginative retelling of the Gospel stories. Girzone opens his account of the itinerant preacher Jesus by asking the question, ""What did people see in Jesus?""...
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Joseph F. Girzone, Author MacMillan Publishing Company $14.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-02-543945-0
This sequel to Joshua , an inspirational paperback bestseller, continues Father Girzone's recasting of Jesus's mission in contemporary settings. Joshua, an unusual and attractive young man, comes to a village rent by partisan strife (e.g. Catholic...
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Joseph F. Girzone, Author . Doubleday $19.95 (239p) ISBN 978-0-385-51712-6
If a spiritual memoir is successful, the author weaves together personal experience and theological discourse into a discussion of faith that stretches the reader beyond his or her own understanding of God. Bestselling author and retired Roman...
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Joseph F. Girzone, Author MacMillan Publishing Company $15.95 (246p) ISBN 978-0-02-543947-4
The Jesus figure, central to Girzone's earlier bestsellers, Joshua and Joshua and the Children , is once again introduced into a contemporary setting. This time he first appears as a young man dressed in baggy khakis, beckoning across a field, in...
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Joseph F. Girzone, Author . Doubleday $19.95 (208p) ISBN 978-0-385-51182-7
The latest installment in Girzone's Joshua series finds the titular character—a present-day incarnation of Jesus—roaming around Washington, D.C. As an apparent drifter of Middle Eastern descent, he immediately raises FBI suspicions,...
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Joseph F. Girzone, Author . Doubleday $19.95 (217p) ISBN 978-0-385-51714-0
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...
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Joseph F. Girzone, Author MacMillan Publishing Company $16 (0p) ISBN 978-0-02-543445-5
As this unsurprising installment in Girzone's bestselling Joshua series (following Joshua and the Children ) opens, the simple carpenter Joshua is wandering in the desert in the Middle East. Finding a lost lamb, he returns it to its owner, the...
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Joseph F. Girzone, Author Doubleday Books $17.95 (242p) ISBN 978-0-385-47420-7
The effect of the eponymous hero on a New York inner-city neighborhood is the subject of this latest in Girzone's (Never Alone) inspirational series. Gentle, mysterious Joshua is propositioned by a young runaway turned prostitute. When her pimp...
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Joseph F. Girzone, Author Doubleday Books $18.95 (176p) ISBN 978-0-385-49511-0
Girzone's beloved and bestselling Joshua series continues with Joshua retelling Jesus' parables with a modern twist. Believing that the ""zing"" that Jesus' parables had in the first century has been lost in the 21st, Girzone, a retired priest, has...
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Joseph F. Girzone, Author Doubleday Books $14.95 (115p) ISBN 978-0-385-47342-2
Now, with his Joshua books well established as bestselling classics of religious fiction, Fr. Joseph Girzone turns his hand back to nonfiction. He makes a clear distinction between a genuine intimacy with God and a mimicking spirituality of pious...
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Joseph F. Girzone, Author . Doubleday $17.95 (144p) ISBN 978-0-385-50457-7
This book marks a new direction for Girzone, the septuagenarian retired priest whose parable Joshua catapulted him to the top of bestseller lists in the 1980s. Here he attempts to turn theologian, tackling one of traditional Christianity's most
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Joseph F. Girzone, Author . Doubleday/Image $10.95 (112p) ISBN 978-0-385-49514-1
When Girzone wrote Joshua back in the 1980s, many Christians embraced his fresh, folksy tale of a contemporary Jesus made accessible to the masses. Unfortunately, just as the motion picture Joshua is released in theaters this spring, we have this...
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Joseph F. Girzone, Author Collier Books $8.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-02-019905-2
Father Girzone continues to recast Jesus's mission in contemporary settings with this tale of Joshua, a gentle young man who captivates the children of a politically divided, strife-ridden village. ``The applications of the message are broad,'' said
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