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Summary

Nearly two decades earlier, the tiny town of Auburn was transformed by the presence of a quiet, humble carpenter named Joshua. With gentle actions of love and words of peace, this mysterious man had a profound influence upon everyone he met. Since then, however, many of Joshua's friends have passed away, and a generation has grown up not knowing him. And as the new millennium approaches, some have begun to get anxious, even panicked, about what God intends for them.

Amid this atmosphere of uncertainty, Joshua returns to reassure the people of Auburn by reminding them of the lessons he left them years before. He explains that God is love, not a monster intent on punishing them. But when an immense earthquake and other "signs of the apocalypse" seem to abound, Joshua realizes that his wisdom must reach beyond this small town to help the rest of the world.

©1999 Joseph F. Girzone (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic reviews

"Girzone uses Jesus' relationships with both God and others to define what intimacy with God looks like." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Girzone draws on the wisdom of the centuries, writing [with] humanity and spirit." ( Kirkus Reviews)
"Girzone's empathy for the loneliness and insecurity of being human guides readers toward a more satisfying religious experience." ( Booklist)

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  • Donald Jones
  • 24-11-08

Great modern day parable

No matter what a person's religion is Joshua is a terrific story.

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  • Victoria
  • 17-08-21

enlightening story, but LOUSY narration

I enjoyed hearing another Joshua story, since I find them to be so enlightening and they bring so much joy to my heart. The narration, however, was truly awful and distracted me from truly hearing our Lord's message. I have purchased several other audiobooks in the same series and I sincerely hope that their narration improves.

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  • Carla T
  • 22-01-20

This book denounces the Bible

I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone to read. It is disguised as a Christian novel but it attempts to undermine basic Christian beliefs, such as the Holy Bible being written by men who were led by the Holy Spirit. The danger of books like this is to those who don’t already have a relationship with Christ, that they could be misled by these false beliefs.

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  • Joe Rennie
  • 16-12-19

not very biblical.

I know that it is fictional. But would be very confusing to a new or unbeliever 😔

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  • Mike Lewis The blind guy
  • 15-06-18

An amazing story

As with the original Joshua the story was once again amazing. Very well written with a lot of a motion heart and soul put into it. It is one of the best feel good stories you can read. It will make you laugh it will make you cry and above all it will make you feel and hope. If you have faith it will make it shine brighter and make your world A happier place to be. God is a loving God and Jesus is our savior and makes me happy to think maybe he is out there wondering the world today.

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  • Doug
  • 17-02-10

Joshua The Homecoming

A little disappointed since I thought the first book of this series was much better. Was still well worth the listen.

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  • Dr D.
  • 19-02-21

Beautiful, Wonderful, Uplifting

This story was wonderful. The narrator did an excellent job. I will listen to this again. I had a hard time putting it down to go to sleep.

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  • Shel
  • 28-01-21

Good in parts but...

I realize this is fiction. The book is written by a man of so I expected his representation of the Bible to be different. Although, for the most part, Joshua represented Jesus well. I was confused about the message I got about the Bible being not so important.
“All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth.”1Timothy 3:16

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  • Jesse Scott Pierce
  • 27-12-20

Love it

Beautiful take on who the great mystery may be! Highly recommended to anyone on the journey

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  • James Thomas Canali
  • 17-11-19

captivating

the narrator does a great job getting all the voices and cultures! ots a fun imaginary invitation into the reality of jesus among us.