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The Messenger

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
From the bestselling author of Joshua and A Portrait of Jesus comes a moving, eye-opening parable about a messenger sent to reawaken faith, love, and compassion in a world that has strayed from the lessons of the Gospels.

In this Image paperback original, Joseph Girzone once again weaves a story that will transform readers' understanding of Jesus' teaching and change the w
ebook, 112 pages
Published May 14th 2002 by Image
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Christian Singer
Joseph Girzone weaves a tale of a priest whose heart breaks over the hypocrisy and cold-heartedness of those who claim to serve the King and whose heart rejoices when people love each other and share the kindness of the King. Living for God isn't about rules and regulations. It's about what's in a person's heart. This is a good read for those who have been hurt by the church, those struggling with their faith, those disillusioned with religion, those who think they have it altogether, and just a ...more
Jan 23, 2017 Josef rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty easy to understand and free flowing. It is deep and quite real at the same time.
Aug 02, 2008 Jason rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian, fiction
A somewhat repetitive, dry read that is touted as a parable. Girzone, who was a priest himself, wrote a story of a priest who is trying to share the truth of Jesus Christ. However, as he writes through the conflicts, discussions, and lectures that Francis, the main character is involved with, he is trying to present the grace and humility of Christ's forgiveness. The story line itself is slow and has little to it, and it falls flat for me at the end when his work is done.
I suppose that a parabl
In this modern-day proverb Francis is chosen by God to be a prophet. He "teaches leaders to break through the crushing letter of the law and restore its spirit, to reunite groups torn apart by prejudice and hatred through love, and to show compassion to the less fortunate by welcoming them back home to the kingdom" (back cover).
I couldn't continue my interest in this book. I hope to try again some day.
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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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