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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 am a believer and thought this book might be offensive after someone recommended it and told me the premise. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Carolyn King Schmitt
I found it disrespectful to our Lord and our God and Savior!!!! Shame on you Mr. Moore!!!!! Deleted it from my Kindle after the 2nd chapter!!!!Published 1 day ago by Adele Bumbaca
Although the Bible has some information about the life of Jesus, the information is limited to his infancy and his preaching. Read morePublished 2 days ago by A. Luciano
Very witty with some laugh out loud lines, and easy to read. First Moore book for me. I will read others.Published 3 days ago by Brian
This is a fun, entertaining book! If you're concerned it will be disrespectfully of Jesus, it in no way is. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kirk Baur
This is my new favorite book. Entertaining all the way through. Great pace and genuine phrasing.Published 3 days ago by MJ
I learned so much about Jesus and his life before his ministry. Who knew Jesus was basically just a normal guy?Published 4 days ago by G. Spencer Powell