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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.
My all time favorite book. I never read much in my life until I met my current girlfriend who pushed me to read more. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Michael J. Kish
This book is near the top of my list of favorite books; definitely of humor books. I laughed, I cried, all of that. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jason D. Sands
A reader who understands satire will enjoy this story of Jesus and his friend--not for the fainthearted.. Laugh a little..Published 2 days ago by brb
Seemed potentially sacreligious at first and though its a bit irreverent I actually think it ends up making you see Jesus as more real in many ways. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Sara
This novel is brilliant! Moore has researched for sure. He brings a more than human touch to Christ, as well as all the other characters. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Emma O. Betta
One of Christopher Moore's best. Likely the funniest and raunchiest, yet most touching story of Christ you'll read. Read morePublished 7 days ago by elyeasbane
My first Lamb book, and the best of the three I read. It is irreverent and made me, a boomer, LOL.Published 11 days ago by echorI