Joshua and the City by Joseph F. Girzone

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A contemporary city faces turmoil and devastation until it is visited by the serene figure of Joshua, who presents an alternative, love-based approach to life while addressing such issues as poverty, racism, and AIDS. 150,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo.
 

About Joseph F. Girzone

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Joseph F. Girzone is the author of several best-selling religious children's books. Born on May 15, 1930, in Albany, N.Y., he received a theology degree from Catholic University of America in 1955 and was ordained a priest that same year. He served for many years as a teacher, pastor, and community leader, until ill health forced him to curtail his activities. He turned to writing to help support himself. Girzone has written several books, including his most famous, Joshua. Joshua, the story of the return of Jesus Christ to Earth in the 1980's, helps to spread the loving and caring teachings of Christ in contemporary society. Girzone faced many difficulties getting Joshua published. He took a job as a computer salesman to publish the book himself, and began selling the books through direct contact and word of mouth, finally gaining the notice of the large retail book chains.
 
Published March 1, 1995 by Doubleday. 288 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, History, Self Help, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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Having brought peace to the strife-torn Middle East in his last outing, Joshua and the Holy Land (1993), the mysterious Joshua returns to set his sights on an even more challenging task: reforming that Sodom-and-Gomorrah-on-the-Hudson—New York City.

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The effect of the eponymous hero on a New York inner-city neighborhood is the subject of this latest in Girzone's (Never Alone) inspirational series. Gentle, mysterious Joshua is propositioned by a yo

Feb 27 1995 | Read Full Review of Joshua and the City

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The effect of the eponymous hero on a New York inner-city neighborhood is the subject of this latest in Girzone's (Never Alone) inspirational series. Gentle, mysterious Joshua is propositioned by a yo

Feb 27 1995 | Read Full Review of Joshua and the City

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