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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph F. Girzone Narrator: Raymond Todd Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9781455175758
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There are countless paths to follow when seeking spiritual guidance, but thousands of years of theology and religion cannot replace the premier example that Jesus himself set for us. In A Portrait of Jesus, bestselling writer Joseph Girzone recaptures the truth of Jesus that is presented to us in the Gospels and gives a compelling vision of the person Jesus’ contemporaries must have known.

Girzone seeks to personify Christ in the minds of readers by asking some simple questions: “What did people see in Jesus as He walked down the street? How did He approach others and what would these people take away from meeting Him? What do His actions tell us about how we can live our lives today?”

Girzone’s empowering and loving understanding of the heart of Christianity will make this another groundbreaking classic in the tradition of his other works, Joshua and Never Alone.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Girzone’s Jesus was a warm, personable, and understanding man who, with a nod and a wink to human foibles, succeeded in balancing the needs of humanity with the demands of divinity.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The Jesus [Girzone] describes is one that is very human and compassionate. Indeed, He is someone most anyone would want to know…Raymond Todd’s narration brings out this winsome Jesus quite well. His voice is warm and soft, without being soporific.”

    AudioFile

  • “Girzone’s empathy for the loneliness and insecurity of being human guides readers toward a more satisfying religious experience.”

    Booklist

  • “Will appeal to readers who want a devotional approach to Jesus’ life.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Girzone draws on the wisdom of the centuries, writing with humanity and spirit.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A National Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheridan | 11/17/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. It gave me some interesting insights into Jesus' life and ministry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 6/25/2013

    " who cares what brand of Christianity you are! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mizbooks | 4/7/2012

    " Very boring book. Not what I'd expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremiah Herbert | 9/30/2011

    " Girzone adds a powerful dose of reality to the story of Jesus that makes Him accessible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 6/8/2011

    " A whole new way to look at Jesus and his interaction with the people around Him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eben | 2/15/2011

    " Liberal interpretation of Jesus life. Good for looking at the compassion his life was modeled on. Presented in a very un-theologian type manner! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 1/17/2010

    " A whole new way to look at Jesus and his interaction with the people around Him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mizbooks | 7/11/2008

    " Very boring book. Not what I'd expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eben | 7/19/2007

    " Liberal interpretation of Jesus life. Good for looking at the compassion his life was modeled on. Presented in a very un-theologian type manner! "

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About the Author

Joseph F. Girzone retired from the active priesthood in 1981 for health reasons, and then embarked on a successful second career as a writer and international speaker. In 1995 he established the Joshua Foundation, an organization dedicated to making Jesus better known throughout the world. His bestselling titles include Joshua, A Portrait of Jesus, and Never Alone. He lives in Altamont, New York.

About the Narrator

Raymond Todd is an actor and director in the theater as well as a poet and documentary filmmaker. He plays jazz trombone for the Leatherstocking quartet, an ensemble that gets its name from one of his favorite Blackstone narrations, The Deerslayer. Todd lives in New York.