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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.
Laugh out loud funny, but it took me a really long time to get through it and I'm a fast reader. I was, however, disappointed in the ending. It felt rushed. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
A fun interpretation of bible history and a delightfully enjoyable read. I found myself endlessly giggling in some parts of the book.Published 4 days ago by Janice Francisco
Wonderful imagination on display in this book. I will be reading more books by the author.Published 5 days ago by Jeanette B. Burnett
Read it twice, gave it to friends as gift, great book. Love Christopher Moore.Published 5 days ago by Maxine P.
I just started reading it and am enjoying it immensely. Very creative approach with insertions of biblical references, coming of age experiences, and everyday functional and... Read morePublished 6 days ago by YH