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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wareagle78 - LibraryThing
Like so many other readers, I found Joshua to be a simple tale but one that was surprisingly engrossing. Helped me focus my thoughts on what is important on a daily basis. Although I finished it about 10 days ago, it is still rattling around in my head, which is unusual. Hmm. Read full review
Discovered the book after the movieUser Review - Thomas Antis - Christianbook.com
Most people admit that movies based on books hardly ever live up to the printed version. I liked the movie and wanted to read the book afterwards. Found it on a friend's bookshelf and borrowed it. It ... Read full review