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Subject: The one that got away . . .
Date Posted: 8/24/2010 10:11 AM ET
Member Since: 3/2/2009
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I was shopping. It was Christmas time and, as usual, I was taking too long to look at the books.  I picked up a book set in the current day - but with Jesus having come to earth now instead of in the past.  The page I opened up to (and started reading) was his trial with his mother, Mary, on the stand.  It was quite good, but of course, I have not been able to come up with the title or find the book . . .   Sound familiar to anyone????

Date Posted: 8/24/2010 7:21 PM ET
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Joshua: A Parable for Today

When Joshua (Jesus)  moves to a small cabin on the edge of town, the local people are mystified by his presence. A quiet and simple man, Joshua appears to seek nothing for himself. He supports himself by working as a carpenter. He charges very little for his services, yet his craftsmanship is exquisite. The statue of Moses that he carves for the local synagogue prompts amazement as well as consternation.

What are the townsfolk to make of this enigmatic stranger? Some people report having seen him carry a huge cherry log on his shoulders effortlessly. Still others talk about the child in a poor part of town who was dreadfully ill but, after Joshua's visit, recovered completely.

Despite his benevolence and selfless work in the community, some remain suspicious. Finally, in an effort to address the community's doubts, the local religious leaders confront Joshua.


I looked around and that is what I found. It may not be the book that you are looking for, but I will continue to look. The book sounds interesting. Best of luck in finding it!

Happy Reading,


Subject: Maybe
Date Posted: 9/2/2010 12:54 PM ET
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I'm not sure that's the correct book, but I must say it sounds good.  I need to do a little more research of your suggestion . . .