Joshua and the Children a parable Author:Joseph F. Girzone Joseph F. Girzone has woven another magical story, a modern day parable, in Joshua and the Children, that will warm, excite and inspire the hundreds of thousands of readers who made his previous book JOSHUA a bestseller. — An ordinary village on an ordinary day sees extraordinary senseless violence. The next day a stranger comesinto the village a... more »nd quickly makes friends with the children. The curious children want to know; Who is he? Where has he come from? What does he want with us?
They get no answers that day but the children become completely fascinated by this man who is kind and gentle, and who, they find, is named Joshua.
Joshua's honesty, peace and quiet humor wins the children over and soon their parents are won over too. The previously divided village begins to learn to care for each other and the first steps to halt the violence in the village and surrounding area are hesitantly taken.
But soon, enemies of peace see Joshua as threat, and a plot is made to destroy Joshua's good works by a sudden act of violence. The way is paved for for the shattering conclusion that turns, against all expectation, into a ringing affermation of hope.« less