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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (130 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph F. Girzone Narrator: Raymond Todd Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Joshua Series Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9781455178353
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Nearly two decades earlier, the tiny town of Auburn was transformed by the presence of a quiet, humble carpenter named Joshua. With gentle actions of love and words of peace, this mysterious man had a profound influence upon everyone he met. Since then, however, many of Joshua’s friends have passed away, and a generation has grown up not knowing him. And as the new millennium approaches, some have begun to get anxious, even panicked, about what God intends for them.

Amid this atmosphere of uncertainty, Joshua returns to reassure the people of Auburn by reminding them of the lessons he left them years before. He explains that God is love, not a monster intent on punishing them. But when an immense earthquake and other “signs of the apocalypse” seem to abound, Joshua realizes that his wisdom must reach beyond this small town to help the rest of the world.

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Quotes & Awards

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

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[The] novel exudes empathy for its characters’ loneliness and fears and gives readers a strong sense of what it means to live in an intimate relationship with God.”

    Amazon.com

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

    Booklist

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

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 8/21/2013

    " I generally really love this series, but this one left too many unanswered questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathe | 3/25/2013

    " It's a story about the return of Jesus in our day. His name is Joshua, and it gives you the likelihood that it really wouldn't be any different than when He came before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Lynn | 11/13/2012

    " I was disappointed in this book. It didn't give me the same feeling as Joshua. Sometimes the first book is the best. I am now reading Joshua in the Holy Land. So far I like it a little better than Homecoming, but not as much as Joshua. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fran | 12/31/2011

    " Spiritually up-lifting, and very comforting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 9/21/2011

    " A good read... very comforting and reassuring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lance | 2/23/2011

    " Dated. Observation of how many religious institutions and churches have acted in the past and continue to operate. Easy read, enjoyable, simplistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 2/21/2011

    " second-time read; simple, compassionate, yet deep on a human scale. It takes courage for many of us to be truly different and nonconforming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 1/30/2011

    " liked it 20 yrs ago :-)
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzq | 1/13/2011

    " I don't remember it all that well. I read it sometime between 8th-10th grade... I remember it being a sweet book.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 11/20/2010

    " This was a fantastic book. It was a great telling of the New Testament in a literal and enlightening way. I would love to see more books like this!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 11/10/2010

    " A young, quiet, carpenter type man comes along. He makes an impact on everyone he comes into contact with, he shows up and leaves mysteriously. A great parable, Jesus as your neighbor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lois | 9/30/2010

    " Interesting story line but I thought the writing style was elementary - almost like a sermon at times....Thought provoking, easy, relaxing read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 8/21/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. puts Jesus into a real character and not just a power . Very well written! I bought a number of these books to give away I enjoyed it so much "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 6/28/2010

    " for me it seemed as if the allegory tried too hard "

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