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Joshua In The Holy Land (Joshua)

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  365 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
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
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Touchstone (first published September 1st 1992)
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Kaila Walker
Mar 04, 2016 Kaila Walker rated it did not like it
Shelves: thrown-away
I liked the idea of the book (even though it is theologically impossible) but I found this Joshua/Jesus character to be way off. He is not like the Jesus of the Bible. I started reading another book out of the series, since I picked them both up from a thrift store at the same time, and I had to put it down after a few chapters because of what the character said (that God and Allah are the same.) I threw both of them in the garbage where they belong.

Also the idea of a Jew ( especially one who i
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Michael
Nov 25, 2011 Michael rated it really liked it
Shelves: religion, fiction
One of the more troubling things I've noticed about myself as I've gotten a bit older is my decreasing ability to imagine a world better than the one we live in now. It's not cynicism as much as it is weariness. The present sometimes seems to be an endless, repeating litany of war, famine, plague, environmental degradation, and economic insecurity. When I was younger, I used to be all Star Trek about the future: humanity will overcome its differences and reach toward the stars! We will see that ...more
Alyssa
Nov 05, 2012 Alyssa rated it it was amazing
This review will not be that of a retelling of Joshua in the Holy Land. The events and quotes from this story are best to be experienced by the eyes and mind of whom is read them. No, this review is to only describe the wonderful feeling you experience when reading this novel. The words become more than black ink on paper. They etch themselves into your brain and mold with your soul. Joshua becomes as familiar as your own family and affects you with the love he shows in the same way. Reading thi ...more
Jane
Mar 26, 2016 Jane rated it really liked it
4.00 stars - rated pg

I'm very slowly going through all my bookshelves and trying to catalogue books bought and read in years gone by. Stars and ratings are mere guesses at this point. I'm assuming I enjoyed the book at some point in my life?
Jeannie
Sep 12, 2015 Jeannie rated it it was amazing
Another excellent read! How great it would be if more people read these books. Great messages for all people! These need to be studied at parochial schools. Great for discussions, both among the youth and adults.
If my children were still in grade school, I would donate sets!
Buddy Draper
Apr 10, 2016 Buddy Draper rated it did not like it
Shelves: modern-parables
The idea of bringing Jews, Muslim and Christians together is admirable, but doing so with the theology that the God of the Bible is the same as Allah is more than wrong: it's heretical.
Marcie
Feb 22, 2014 Marcie rated it did not like it
Just couldn't figure out what was going on(?) Was Joshua, Jesus? Was it present day or Jesus' day(?) Didn't finish it. Guess it was just too deep for me.
Allison Vandenberg
It was the best of the three I read, but they seemed a lot better when I was in High School. Go figure.
John
May 13, 2015 John rated it really liked it
While this Joshua story didn't captivate me as the first, it's idealistic occurances would be wonderful in our world...one can hope?! Well told modern day take on Peace and Love.
RoseMarie
Feb 14, 2014 RoseMarie rated it it was amazing
Grizone's sweet book is an uplifting story of how loving thy neighbor can work miracles. If the world would only behave in this way.
Heather Lynn
Oct 02, 2012 Heather Lynn rated it it was amazing
I am almost done with this book and I just have to say that I love this one. I wasn't thrilled with Joshua: The Homecoming, there was something missing in that one. But this book, it is like walking with Jesus and hearing his sermons for today's world. Just amazing.
Angelene
Jul 23, 2007 Angelene rated it it was amazing
This really helped me understand and learn about the history of the Holy Land and at really simple and enjoyable level!
Cathy
May 03, 2012 Cathy rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Cathy by: Evelyn Cooke
Shelves: christian
Not sure the writer's intent in writing this novel - but it left me feeling encouraged and uplifted.
Brian
Mar 26, 2016 Brian rated it it was amazing
Shelves: oblock, personal
It was very similar to Joshua in a Troubled World
Kathy
Jan 03, 2013 Kathy rated it liked it
anti-political-driven race wars. good theme!
Michelle Stevens
Jun 30, 2012 Michelle Stevens rated it it was amazing
very good, inspiring
Scott N.
A great series of books.
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FROM PUBLISHER:
JOSEPH F. GIRZONE retired from the active priesthood in 1981 due to health reasons, and embarked on a second career as a writer and speaker.

In 1995 he established the Joshua Foundation, an organization dedicated to making Jesus better known throughout the world.

His bestselling books include Joshua, A Portrait of Jesus, and Never Alone. He lives in Altamont, New York.
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Other Books in the Series

Joshua (9 books)
  • Joshua
  • Joshua and the Children
  • Joshua and the Shepherd
  • Joshua and the City
  • Joshua: The Homecoming
  • The Parables of Joshua
  • Joshua in a Troubled World: A Story for Our Time
  • Joshua's Family

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