The Wisdom of His Compassion
Meditations on the Words and Actions of Jesus
By Joseph F. Girzone
(Doubleday Religion, Hardcover, 9780385522434, 224pp.)
Publication Date: February 24, 2009
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This beautiful set of meditations illuminates the many facets of Jesus’ nature and offers a deeper understanding of His wisdom and his compassion for humanity.
In The Wisdom of His Compassion, bestselling author Joseph Girzone reflects on the character and mind of Jesus in more than forty meditations. Each meditation is based on an episode related in the Gospel and focuses on a particular aspect of Jesus’ life and its significance to contemporary Christians. Some of the meditations bring to life Jesus’ humor, others His penetrating insights into human frailties. Together they create a portrait of a warm, compassionate divinity who relates to each person as an individual.
As he recounts and interprets the lessons of the Gospel, Girzone shows that compassion for our fellow human beings is the most profound expression of God’s love and wisdom. His thoughtful, incisive meditations will help readers turn away from thoughts of retribution or punishment, and will inspire them to embrace God’s message of help and healing.
JOSEPH F. GIRZONE is the author of the bestselling Joshua series, A Portrait of Jesus, Never Alone, and many other books, and is the founder of the Joshua Foundation. He lives in Albany, New York.
Praise for Joseph F. Girzone
“Girzone draws on the wisdom of the centuries, writing [with] humanity and spirit.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Girzone’s empathy for the loneliness and insecurity of being human guides readers toward a more satisfying religious experience.” —Booklist