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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.
Funny, great story. A little gory & bogged down in details in placesPublished 9 hours ago by djkolo
I just didn't get it. I thought it would be along the lines of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett. Read morePublished 5 days ago by TLC0302
One of the funniest books I'ver ever read. It made me want to read the Bible!Published 7 days ago by Greg Johnson
Very well written...entertaining and made me laugh out loud! Thought it would be offensive, as I am quite religious, but I found it a good read.Published 8 days ago by Michelle Benthall
This is one of my most favorite books that I've ever read. You could describe it as light-hearted, but I feel that deep down it's a very serious story. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Dennis P. Thompson
Without doubt my fav book of all time. The author (love you Chris) is hillarious, kind, heartbreaking, tender, and dumb as hell as he paints the untold story of Christ's... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Bishop Baconator