This book gives you a rare opportunity to learn of the extraordinariness of a seemingly ordinary man! His ancestry going back to the House of David, Joseph laboured as a carpenter to raise his foster son Jesus Christ in the ways of God, in effect preparing him to face the reality of the Cross with determination.
Joseph from the Old Testament is presented as prefiguring the Joseph of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. His numerous attributes are seen in the way he obeyed Heaven’s summons to protect the Christ-child and his young mother from the dangers of every kind. His obedience stemmed from a prayer life that was obviously deep and amazingly striking in that his whole life was but part of the fulfilment of God’s plan of salvation for fallen humankind. What stands highlighted in the process is the relevance of Saint Joseph in the modern world.