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Author: Joseph F. Girzone Narrator: Raymond Todd Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9781481541336
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Joseph Girzone, the author who so powerfully captured the spirit of Jesus in his Joshua novels and in his bestselling A Portrait of Jesus, now brings his work to culmination with a beautiful retelling of the life and work of Jesus based on the accounts in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Girzone captures the greatest story ever told in the language that will open the hearts of readers from all backgrounds. From the birth of the Messiah, to the wedding at Cana, the Sermon on the Mount, the Passion, and the triumphant Resurrection, each episode and lesson from the life of Jesus is rendered with wisdom and freshness.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Girzone uses Jesus’ relationships with both God and others to define just what intimacy with God actually looks like.”

    Publishers Weekly

     

  • “Based on the Gospels, the life and lessons of Jesus—from birth to resurrection—are retold in Jesus. Todd’s rendering adds majesty to the words.”

    Booklist

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

    Kirkus Reviews

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

    Booklist

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 5/6/2013

    " I thought this was going to be a book explaining the life and teachings of Jesus, but really, it was more like a condensed version of all the stories about Jesus in the Bible. Even though I've read or heard them all before, it was still interesting and comforting to hear them again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr. | 9/4/2011

    " Basically took the four gospels and put them into a chronological narrative. Very enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lily | 4/26/2011

    " This was a truly moving book as well as humbling. I love J. girzoni's books..he is so candid with his views. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 3/13/2011

    " A beautifully written book which accumulates all the Gospels into one whole story. A great summary of the life of Jesus. Written in simple language, this book helps spread the knowledge of Christ to all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 9/30/2010

    " This book helped explain some parts of the New Testament (Gospels) that I had previously not understood. I listened to it as an audiobook and I would recommend this version of the book. Readers both young and old could enjoy reading this material. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 7/27/2010

    " A beautifully written book which accumulates all the Gospels into one whole story. A great summary of the life of Jesus. Written in simple language, this book helps spread the knowledge of Christ to all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr. | 12/11/2009

    " Basically took the four gospels and put them into a chronological narrative. Very enjoyable. "

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.