Messenger

Messenger

by Joseph F. Girzone
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Messenger by Joseph F. Girzone

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 way they put that teaching into action in their own lives. The Messenger is the story of the Kingdom of Light created by God on Earth. This kingdom started as a small community and grew to encompass vast numbers of people of every race and nation, transcending the boundaries of all worldly realms. But with the passage of time, the message of peace and forgiveness, love and joy, preserved in the book, is forgotten, overwhelmed by the selfish interests of its leaders. Watching over his people, God resolves to send a special messenger to renew the spirit of compassion and freedom among the rulers of the world. Francis, who became attached to God as a young boy and never lost the beauty and joy of that friendship, is entrusted with the precious mission.

As Francis travels throughout the United States, Girzone brings to life the conflicts, hostility, and pain of our times and points the way toward peace and understanding. With humility and a strong sense of purpose, Francis 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. Under the guidance of a new ruler well versed in the book, fear and skepticism give way to the sharing of ideas and the bringing together of people of different beliefs. And the miracle that begins in one part of the world soon spreads, touching the hearts and of transfiguring the lives of the people across the globe.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385505567
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/14/2002
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 268 KB

About the Author

JOSEPH GIRZONE retired from the active priesthood in 1981 and embarked on a second career as a writer and international speaker. His bestselling books include Joshua (now being made into a major motion picture for release in spring 2002); Joshua: The Homecoming; A Portrait of Jesus; and Never Alone. He lives in Altamont, New York.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Messenger 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a story that will touch your heart in ways that will make you understand the Bible. Good works do NOT get you into heaven, the only way to heaven is thru Jesus Christ and trusting Him alone as your Savior. The Bible says this and it is conveyed in this book. Sometimes man-made rules are not enough.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An unhappy ex-priest attacking an institutional church. If one follows Jesus, faith alone is not enough. It is faith and good works. That is what the Church teaches us and encourages us to follow Jesus in the true sense. His diatribes against the Vatican, bishops, and priests did not come from a loving heart.