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Joshua (a.k.a. Jesus) knows he is unique and quite alone in his calling, but what exactly does his Father want of him? Taking liberties with ancient history, Moore works up an adventure tale as Biff and Joshua seek out the three wise men so that Joshua can better understand what he is supposed to do as Messiah. Biff, a capable sinner, tags along and gives Joshua ample opportunities to know the failings and weaknesses of being truly human. With a wit similar to Douglas Adams, Moore pulls no punches: a young Biff has the hots for Joshua's mom, Mary, which doesn't amuse Josh much: "Don't let anyone ever tell you that the Prince of Peace never struck anyone." And the origin of the Easter Bunny is explained as a drunken Jesus gushes his affection for bunnies, declaring, "Henceforth and from now on, I decree that whenever something bad happens to me, there shall be bunnies around."
One small problem with the narrative is that Biff and Joshua often do not have distinct voices. A larger difficulty is that as the tone becomes more somber with Joshua's life drawing to its inevitable close, the one-liners, though not as numerous, seem forced. True to form, Lamb keeps the story of Joshua light, even after its darkest moments. --Michael Ferch --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I read this book because it was the choice of the month for our book club and I absolutely loved it. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Orchik
Great quick read. Jabs at angels, prophets, religious fanatics, and every kind of idiocy. Plays with the idea of two teenagers dealing with how to become the messiah. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Mary Judson
A very entertaining spin on the life and time of the most impactful person in all of history. If you're a true believer don't read it. If you want a laugh it worth the read. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Daniel Gonzalez
I like every book that I have read by Christopher Moore. The author's quirky sense of humor in this book has the narrator, Biff, as the best friend of Jesus. X rated.Published 8 days ago by ellen f
One of my favorite books of all times. Very funny, but also teaches us about the humanity of JC. I am not a religious person so nothing about Lamb offended me. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Anne