Excellent read! Just what I needed!!!
Well thought out, sympathetic portrayal of what it would be like if Jesus came to visit here right now.
A wonderful, inspirational Christian novel. Perfect Lenten reading!
This was an excellent novel about one Bishop's attempt to refocus the Church. His struggles and adversaries caused him much trouble but he persevered winning over the Pope. His diocese became a model of a newly reformed Catholic Church that was an amazing outreach to other churches in the area. This would be a good book for the Vatican to read because much of their laws and orders are totally outdated. I really liked this book and would recommend it for anyone to read.
A gentle man named Joshua and a simple message that could revolutionize the church...
It is the end of a bitter cold winter. A crowd of people files into a cathedral to celebrate the consecration of a new bishop...a good man, they think, strict in doctrine but capable of compassion. A man of tradition, not of reform. A "company man." His name is David Campbell.
And sitting in the last pew of the cathedral is a clean-shaven man of ordinary build, with gentle hazel eyes. His name is Joshua.
Within twenty-four hours of his first encounter with Joshua, David Campbell will propose the most far-reaching reforms in a millennium, reforms to destroy sectarian barriers, reforms to change the direction of the church, reforms to return Christianity to its founders with a simple message. With Joshua as his mentor, David Campbell..the Shepherd..preaches to Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, and Jews of the universal truth of God's love. It is a message that changes everyone it touches. And no one who reads Joshua and the Shepherd will ever forget it.