Joseph Girzone

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Joseph Girzone
Born 1930
Albany, New York
Residence Altamont, New York
Nationality American
Occupation Writer, retired Catholic priest
Religion Roman Catholic

Father Joseph Girzone (born 1930) is an American writer, and most notable as the author of the Joshua series. Girzone was born in Albany, New York, to parents Peter and Margaret Girzone. He entered the Carmelite Order in 1948[citation needed] and was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1955.[1] After serving as pastor for various New York churches, he retired from the active priesthood in 1981[1] for health reasons.[2] Following his retirement, he embarked on a second career as a full-time writer and speaker.[1] Joseph Girzone now lives in Altamont, New York.[1]

In 1995 he established the Joshua Foundation, "an organization dedicated to making Jesus better known throughout the world."[1]


  • Kara : The Lonely Falcon (1979)
  • Joshua (1983)
  • Joshua and the Children (1989)
  • Joshua and the Shepherd (1990)
  • Joshua in the Holy Land (1993)
  • Never Alone (1994)
  • Joshua and the City (1995)
  • What is God? (1996)[3]
  • Joey: An inspiring true story of faith and forgiveness (1997)
  • A Portrait of Jesus (1998)
  • Joshua : The Homecoming (1999)
  • Jesus, His Life and Teachings: As Recorded by His Friends Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (2000)
  • The Parables of Joshua (2001)
  • The Messenger (2002)
  • Trinity: A New Living Spirituality (2002)
  • Joshua in a Troubled World : A Story for Our Time (2005)
  • My Struggle with Faith (2006)
  • Joshua's Family (2007)
  • (Introduction by Joseph F. Girzone) Colors of the Spirit by Dorothy K. Ederer, Doubleday, 1998. ISBN 978-0-385-48848-8


  1. ^ a b c d e "Joseph F. Girzone: About the Author". Random House, Inc. 2005. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  2. ^ "MY STRUGGLE WITH FAITH by Joseph F. Girzone". Wellsprings Catholic Books. 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  3. ^ Retrieved: January 27, 2009