I am less than 1 year in a Bible Study group at our church on the Life of Jesus. This book certainly helped me to listen to information when I do not find the time to read the assignments. Thanks Joseph Girzone & audio books.
I was very disappointed in the audio book. It is simply a reading of the gospels. The author contributed nothing to the telling of the story. Anyone could read the gospels and call it Jesus' teaching. I'm glad I rented this and didn't purchase it - thank goodness for Simply Audiobooks.
Joseph Girzone does it again. His writing are awesome. He actually helps you to see the life that Jesus lead.
There are no real insights here whatsoever - no original thoughts. It is simply a retelling, in his own words, of the four gospels. Thats fine if that's what you are looking for - I was not. If I want the Bible, I will read it. I was looking for something....I don't quite know...different.
It's a great audiobook, just not waht I was thinking. I was thinking it was going to be a discussion about Jesus and his teachings, but what it really was, was a cumulation of Jesus' life from the Gospels - so it was basically like having someone reading the Bible to you, except that it was a single reading from the beginning to the end of Jesus' life. There was elaboration from a scholarly point of view like you would have in a Bible Study.
"Joseph F. Girzone retired from the active priesthood in 1981 for health reasons and embarked on a successful second career as a writer and international speaker. His bestselling books include Joshua: The Homecoming, A Portrait of Jesus, and Never Alone. In 1995 he established the Joshua Foundation, an organization dedicated to making Jesus better known throughout the world. He lives in Albany, New York."