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A Portrait of Jesus

A Portrait of Jesus There are countless paths to follow when seeking spiritual guidance but thousands of years of religion and theology cannot replace the premier example that Jesus himself set In A Portrait of Jesus b

There are countless paths to follow when seeking spiritual guidance, but thousands of years of religion and theology cannot replace the premier example that Jesus himself set In A Portrait of Jesus, bestselling writer Joseph Girzone recaptures the truth of Jesus that is presented in the Gospels and gives a compelling vision of the person Jesus contemporaries must have knThere are countless paths to follow when seeking spiritual guidance, but thousands of years of religion and theology cannot replace the premier example that Jesus himself set In A Portrait of Jesus, bestselling writer Joseph Girzone recaptures the truth of Jesus that is presented in the Gospels and gives a compelling vision of the person Jesus contemporaries must have known In his most powerful work yet, Girzone seeks to personify Christ in the minds of readers by asking some simple questions What did people see in Jesus as he walked down the street How did he approach others and what would these people take away from meeting him What do his actions tell us about how we can live our lives today It is Girzone s empowering and loving understanding of the heart of Christianity that will make A Portrait of Jesus a groundbreaking classic in the tradition of his bestselling books, Joshua and Never Alone.From the Hardcover edition.

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About Author

  1. Joseph F. Girzone says:
    FROM PUBLISHER JOSEPH F GIRZONE retired from the active priesthood in 1981 due to health reasons, and embarked on a second career as a writer and speaker In 1995 he established the Joshua Foundation, an organization dedicated to making Jesus better known throughout the world His bestselling books include Joshua, A Portrait of Jesus, and Never Alone He lives in Altamont, New York.

Comment 738 on “A Portrait of Jesus

  1. Gabriella Gabriel says:
    This book literally changed my life I read it shortly before deciding to return to church Joseph Girzone introduces the reader to Jesus in a way that makes Him completely accessible As a man that was truly a Savior to all and spread the message of tolerance and love and acceptance not only in words but by actions as well I think for me, seeing Jesus in a human way made me feel closer to Him on a spiritual level.

  2. Joe says:
    I enjoy Girzone s point of view Reading his Catholic perspective is refreshing His love of Jesus drips off of every page.However, I do not enjoy all of his assertions, as I find some of them out of line with what is plain in Scripture.For that reason, I won t recommend this work to newer believers, and therefore I can only give it a 3 out of 5.

  3. Dale says:
    First Published in 1999.Retired Catholic priest Joseph F Girzone is most famous for his 1983 book Joshua which also became a movie which features Jesus coming to a modern day American small town and the influence he has just be being himself no great announcements, just Jesus being Jesus.A Portrait of Jesus builds on that same idea but it looks at what the New Testament records about the life of Jesus and how he related to everyone around him Girzone writes movingly about how Jesus preached comp [...]

  4. Ty says:
    Don t expect to learn anything theological about Jesus from this book Although it gives an interesting perspective of Jesus, it leaves one wondering if Jesus was than just a nice guy Because the book is called A Portrait of Christ , I suppose Joseph Girzone was trying only to portray Jesus compassion and kindness Obviously compassion and kindness are important characteristic of Jesus, however, without emphasizing somewhere in the book in a forward or preface at least that Jesus is the Son of Go [...]

  5. Michael says:
    A brief book, kind and soothing, which is the hallmark of Fr Girzone In this nonfiction rumination, Fr Grizone tries to imagine what Jesus must have been like to those who knew him 2,000 years ago Unsurprisingly, this Jesus is peaceful, serene, humorous, and very human Jesus is a Rorschach Test people see in him what they would like to see, and for Fr Girzone, Jesus is compassionate, loving, wise, and interesting in healing people than following laws I have to say, having now read about twelve [...]

  6. M says:
    An outstanding explanation of the character and kindness of God as expressed through the life of Jesus This book is so well written, I actually wept during some passages explaining the loving kindness of God toward people Girzone s depiction of God as expressed through Christ is the God I choose to worship, and the God I know exists This God merits my obedience, my devotion, and my commitment.Note Just read this book again in February of 2016 Loved it again I plan on reading this book every year [...]

  7. ShareStories says:
    This wasn t really the Portrait of Jesus I expected Fr Girzone meanders down side paths and talks a lot about the current state of things in various churches, but he does manage to paint a rather subtle watercolor of a kind and compassionate Jesus who preferred the company of sinners and had a sense of humor In this portrait, Jesus saves his condemnation for the religious leaders of the time The Magisterium as Girzone interestingly calls them.

  8. Carol says:
    If you are interested in the Teachings of Jesus and acquiring a deeper and personal understanding of what He was like, how he lived this is a must read An exquisite writing, heartfelt and touching Girzone writes the most simple, but eloquent books about Jesus, His life, and His teachings This is a book to read over and over I love every book I ve ever read by Joseph Girzone and I ve read most of them but this is my favorite.

  9. Jeremiah Herbert says:
    Girzone adds a powerful dose of reality to the story of Jesus that makes Him accessible.

  10. Jean says:
    A whole new way to look at Jesus and his interaction with the people around Him.

  11. Sheridan says:
    I enjoyed this book It gave me some interesting insights into Jesus life and ministry.

  12. Mona Randall says:
    My favorite of all Joseph Girzone s books and they are all great.

  13. Eben says:
    Liberal interpretation of Jesus life Good for looking at the compassion his life was modeled on Presented in a very un theologian type manner



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