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Founder's Praise

(1976)
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In this three-generation saga about life in a Colorado farm town, Joanne Greenberg retells the story of Jesus and the founding of the Christian church - through a brilliant metaphor of a fictionalized religious sect. She explores the meaning of God, Life, destiny, and good versus evil - and weaves this all together into a rich, gripping, and masterful tale. I've been on a mission to read all the works of Joanne Greenberg, and one after another they deliver. This one is no exception. In "Founder's Praise" a highly verbally and emotionally shut-down man starts getting visions and hearing "the voice of God" - insights into truth, life, and philosophy. As the story progresses others become his followers - which he doesn't want or like - and twist his visions to their own purposes...with devastating and very realistic results. In this way Greenberg shows how far a church can stray from the truth of its founder...



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Hardback Editions

January 1978 : UK Hardback

Title: Founder's Praise
Author(s): Joanne Greenberg
ISBN: 0-575-02360-0 / 978-0-575-02360-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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October 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: Founder's Praise
Author(s): Joanne Greenberg
ISBN: 0-03-015391-3 / 978-0-03-015391-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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Paperback Editions

November 1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Founder's Praise
Author(s): Joanne Greenberg
ISBN: 0-380-01757-1 / 978-0-380-01757-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
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