Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Christopher Moore
The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years -- except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work "reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams" (Philadelphia Inquirer). Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more -- except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdala -- and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.


Reviewed: 2018-01-17
Loved the satire in this book. I have always wondered what Jesus did from age 0 to 30, as he was only mentioned once at age 12. This fictional book fills in the gaps.
I have never been interested in fictional accounts of the childhood of Jesus, but this book is so funny and touching that I still haven't gotten out of my head. It also points out the similarities of Christianity with Eastern religions, which very plausibly my have influenced its early development. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for something light and fun to read but would also like a story to provoke meaningful reflection. Especially perfect for the Easter season.
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