Based on the beloved novel by Joseph Girzone, Joshua is the story of what might happen if Jesus, going by the name Joshua, were to show up in a small town in Middle America. It is a modern parable about how compassion and charity can transform our modern world.
Based on the beloved novel by Joseph Girzone, Joshua is the story of what might happen if Jesus, going by the name Joshua, were to show up in a small town in Middle America. It is a modern parable about how compassion and charity can transform our modern world. Starring Tony Goldwyn (Bounce, Ghost), F. Murray Abraham (Academy Award winner Amadeus), and Academy Award nominee Giancarlo Giannini.
When Joshua moves to the outskirts of Auburn, he awakens the curiosity of the sleepy town. The locals aren't quite sure what to make of him. They don't know who is, or where he came from, but no one can shake the feeling that they've known him for years.
"Sometimes you have to tear something down in order to build it back up again," he explains to the amazed townspeople as he attempts to single-handedly rebuild a burned down Baptist Church. It is with this simple logic combined with his enigmatic presence that Joshua convinces them to join him. But what actually ends up getting rebuilt is each of their lives, their hearts, their trust in themselves and the each other. Finally, these co-existing strangers come together as a community.
Known only by his first name, his wisdom and compassion places him at the center of the town's attention. This attention intensifies as Joshua shatters prejudice and misconception on his path, and even seems to perform miracles.
Despite his benevolence and selfless work in the community, some remain suspicious. There are those who fear that no one in today's world would do something for nothing. Just what exactly is Joshua up to? In the end, it is the answer to that question which is nearly as extraordinary as the discovery of that same transforming power in each of their own hearts.
JOSHUA is a modern parable about how compassion and charity can transform our troubled world.
Special features include a "Behind the Scenes" special including interviews with key cast members as well as with author Joseph Girzone and musicians Michael W. Smith, Third Day, Jaci Velasquez and more!
Languages: English Only
Viewing Format: Full screen version
Sound: Dolby digital sound 5.1 & 2.0
- TV spot
- Production notes
- Cast and Crew info
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It is heaven sent. Revives hope and love. Wonderfully made and acted.
This was a wonderful movie! Finally a movie that is Christ centered with a theatre quality. A must see!
Wonderful, for my teenagers it was exciting and encouraged "real life walking like Jesus." A beautiful example of the real man Jesus was and is... and how unaffected He was by public opinion in Biblical days an encouragement for all believers
Read the book many times and the movie did not disappoint at all although it looked like a compilation of all the Joshua books.
Found this movie at the local video store. After watching it, my husband and I were so moved we had to own it. We wish more people could see this movie, so we are going to do our best to spread the word.
I must admit, F. Murray Abraham's appearance is what compelled me to rent the film. But, I haven't been able to put it out of my mind since watching it. I've already ordered the Joshua book, the sequel and the film. I generally find religious films to be mostly propaganda, but Joshua is simply kind and compassionate. He makes no overture to preach and gestures no one to worship. He simply shows the way and they follow. I think Tony Goldwyn portrayed the character beautifully with a quiet spirituality that captured my attention. F. Murray Abraham was wonderfully tenacious and lovingly humbled. I've already recommended the film to several friends and will continue to do so.
This movie was excellent! Tony Goldwyn was a perfect choice to play Joshua. How refreshing to watch a movie that not only touched your heart, it warms your soul. Thanks to all involved in it's production, distribution,etc. God Bless.
EXCELLENT! Watched Joshua with our 3 young children 2 weeks ago. They all have initiated conversations everyday since then. They've watched it repeatedly and have invited their Grandma (who also loved this movie) and friends to watch again with them. IT WAS INSPIRING TO HEAR THEM TALK OF LOOKING FOR THE LIVING JESUS IN ALL. Please make & distribute more movies like this.
This is what a Christian should be like!!!!
My wife and I watched the movie on TBN. We decided then and there to buy the DVD for our Grand-Children. In an honest world the film would win the "Best Picture of the Year" Award.
I made an overseas trip to a theological college and we watched this film. I had goosebumps all over me seeing the miracles of Jesus Christ. I would recommend this film to people who do not have the faith in Jesus, because while watching you will be filled with the faith of the Lord. God Bless!
This is the best heart warming video I have ever seen. A must have!!!
Thank you for finally producing the movie. I've read the book. It was an enchanting and compelling read. All through the book I kept saying to myself Is this man Jesus? Because he doesn't represent himself to be Jesus he wants to remain anonymous in his ministry. In the book he's a woodworker... carving is his specialty and it's mostly through that wondrous gift of his that he sets about to minister to the towns folk. What is so compelling about the story is that each person who commissions a work from him sees the finished product as having a special message just for them. It becomes very spiritual and personal... as Jesus would touch the soul of man. Joshua doesn't deny his gifts of healing and ministry but his message while quiet almost silent is a thunderous deafening roar.There is a confrontation toward the end where as in the Bible story Joshua is hunted captured and put on trial.This is a fantastic story. It's so worth the purchase!!! It will change your life.